Usually when this day rolls around, I bitch about getting older on GOACA and ask you guys to cheer me up. But this year I’m feeling fine—and really grateful—about getting one year older. Sure, this is the year AARP tracked me down, and the state of my neck is beginning to trouble me, but I’m feeling optimistic in general: about everything I’ve learned over the course of this strange past year, and how much more I know I can rely on myself than I did before the pandemic hit. What has the past year taught you, ladies? Please gift me with your responses in the comments.
I know I’ve been a proponent of wearing sweatpants as streetwear, but I must admit I’m tired of shlepping around in them, and have been craving hard pants—but hard pants that look like they’re on the softer side, like these Helmut Lang trousers, which have an appealingly military-ish vibe.
These tapered trousers from Vince have the just-right amount of stretch, and are the just-right amount of cropped too.
These have an elastic waistband and look like they’d be as comfortable and easy to move around in as sweats, but they appear to be pretty polished too. Great pants for travel when we all start traveling again.
I just really like the green hue and roomy fit of this pair.
And finally: I love how the plaid print here is just barely visible.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.