Pants? What pants?
Ah, you see, that's the thing. Until recently, I had been working from home and teaching a lot of yoga. (I'm still teaching a lot, but stay with me.) As a consequence of this constantly moving, computer-juggling lifestyle, I have a more than healthy closet full of yoga clothes (a la OmGal's "Reasons Not to Do Yoga" post). An occupational hazard of teaching a lot of hot yoga, is owning a lot of athletic, stretchy, comfy pants, so you're not rushing home to do laundry in between classes.
But, as you may have guessed, I'm not working from home any more. Well, at least not exclusively. I am now expected to rock a pair of dress slacks and a button down two or three days a week. So instead of wearing yoga pants while I work, and yoga pants while I teach, (and while I practice too), I'm wearing a different sort of pants.
It's been so long since I've gone to an office on a regular basis that only a pair or two of appropriate pants from my old life still fit. Regardless of the fact that the whole thing warrants a shopping trip (ah shucks), the point has more to do with balance.
I'm looking for balance in pants. Though I'm much more at home in a pair of Groove Pants, I think there's something to be said for carrying the ease yoga has brought me through the professional setting, into a pair of sleek, black slacks. I've stocked my closet with yoga clothes to achieve simplicity, and now, I'm hoping these new dress pants can feel much the same.
Wish me luck.