We’ve had our doubts about whether loungewear could be appropriate for the office, but we may have just been given the green light: There is such thing as work-appropriate leggings. In their latest roundup, the retail hunters at Rank & Style confirm that the best work pant under $100 is J.Crew’s fan-favorite Pixie Pant. And, while we’re elated that we have even more reason to justify a comfortable staple, we have to admit we aren’t totally surprised. The Pixie Pant’s stretch provides the coziness of a legging, while details like its thick waistband and back zipper keep the piece looking polished — and ensure that it won’t ride down (something HR will certainly appreciate, too). Additionally, the fabric is just the right weight: not flimsy like the pair of leggings you wear on Sundays, but not stiff, either. And, it tapers at the ankles, providing the structure of a typical work pant — to the naked eye, at least. Perhaps the best part about this style is that J.Crew really covered all its bases here. The Pixie Pant is also available with a leather front — an edgier option — and in maternity sizing. Just keep in mind that those price tags are bigger than the regular Pixie version, which rings in at a wallet-friendly $98. Pair your office-ready
legging pant with a blazer for your 9-to-5 and a leather jacket for all the other hours. Or, if you prefer more coverage, simply practice the frock-over-pants trick and style under a sweaterdress. Fair warning, though: Just because your new math-approved work pants are as cozy as your Sunday loungewear, that doesn't mean you get to watch Netflix at the office.