Anyone who knows me (and my shopping habits), knows I’m a sucker for free people. (You may have seen my Free People Christina Romper or Free People Pippa Packable Puffer. Support me already, Free People!) Yes, they are expensive. Yes, many of the brand’s sizes leave much to be desired in terms of uniformity (in some items I’m XS, in others I’m XL). However, I can’t help but check the brand’s new arrivals page on a weekly (if not daily) basis. It was on one of the many I have, many Checks in with the brand’s new arrivals where I discovered Free People Slim Fit Pull-On Velvet Pants ($78). It’s been about a year and a half since I first laid eyes on them, and at this point, I have six pairs. If you are looking for convenient and stylish flashlights, you need look no further.
Free People Velvet Leggings – $78.00
Available sizes: XS-XL
Stretchy, soft to the touch, and a more “stylish” alternative to leggings, I love wearing them outside (think: brunch, errands, day trips with friends) and also indoors (think: binging Netflix on the couch).
At $78 a pair, these flashlights are one of Free People’s more affordable items. (And thank goodness, because every time a new color comes out, I think about buying it.) With their unique wire design, the torches have an almost artistic appeal (but maybe that’s just me).
Like most Free People bottoms, the Slim Pull-On Velvet Flare Pants have a notable length, both in the legs and the rise in the waist. At 5’6″, and as someone with slightly longer legs, I find the leg length to be pretty perfect, especially when I wear them with my Converse Run Stars platform. However, when worn with flats, the bottoms do pull a bit (but not so much that I I’m thinking of getting the short version, since I prefer my pants to be on the longer side, rather than a longer bootie length).As for the high waist, it’s a little longer than my natural waist, but not so much that it’s uncomfortable.In fact, I find the high waist Aali helps embrace it all, so I’m impressed.
My favorite thing about the Free People Slim Pull-On Velvet Flare Pants—aside from the fact that they’re a more elegant alternative to leggings and can be worn with just about everything—is that they come in a range of colors. Currently, it’s sold in Kelly green, black, orange, brown, and cream (of which I own the black and orange duplicates); In the past, the colors hot pink, red, mint green, and purple existed (I know this because I own them all).
You see, I am a firm believer that if you love an item of clothing, you should buy it in every color. That said, I am This is amazing Soon to be buying a pair of Kelly green, and if royal blue, blue, or purple shades popped up for the first time, I’d probably make room in my drawers for those, too.
All this to say, if you love the comfort of leggings but are looking to add a little more style and/or color to your wardrobe, the Free People Slim Pull-On Flares are a great option (the best, IMHO). As far as size goes, I’d say it’s pretty standard. I’m a size 12/14 (L) pretty much everywhere I go, and I wear a size large in these pants.
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