My Three Favorite Comfortable Lightweight Summer Pants

My Favorite Comfortable Lightweight Summer Pants

Do you have lightweight summer pants that you LOVE? For years I settled for summer pants that I didn’t love because I either just didn’t know better ones were out there or had no other options. Finally, FINALLY, last year I found some summer pants that totally changed the game for me and made me actually ENJOY summer style. I’m happy to say a couple of them are back this year, and if you’re hoping to find some summer pants you love, I want to highlight my current favorite comfortable lightweight summer pants for you!

I’ve shared about all of these pants before in other posts, but I find that it’s often helpful to tell you all explicitly, “THESE ARE THE ONES! These are my favorites!” So, here you go. 😄

Also, the Summer Wardrobe & Outfit Guide is now available! If you want ideas to style lightweight pants this summer, there are plenty in this guide! Plus, you’ll know how to build out the rest of your wardrobe, too! Check it all out HERE.

SIZING I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

white and black striped tank top + black playa pants + black sandals + gold hoop earrings + gold pendant necklace

1. Old Navy Soft Pants – I wear size S
These pants are one of my favorite summer purchases from last year, and they are back in this updated version, HERE! The pairs I own from last year are VERY, VERY SOFT, lightweight, and totally breathable. Not scratchy at all because they are not linen – thank goodness! Just COMFY. Plus, there’s elastic in the back of the waistband. 🙌🏽 I cannot live without these, honestly. They are my favorite comfortable lightweight summer pants!

Now, the newer pair is very similar to last year’s pair but with minor differences. I think the fabric is slightly thicker, but they are still very soft, lightweight, and breathable nonetheless. The waistband in the updated pair is also slightly more snug. No one likes a more snug waistband, but it does stay in place better than last year’s version.

One downside is that they do wrinkle a bit, mostly around the crotch due to sitting. It’s not noticeable in the black color, but I imagine it’s much more noticeable in the lighter colors. However, with the fabric being a tad thicker this year, I wonder if this year’s version will wrinkle less? Either way, they are so comfy and awesome to have in your summer wardrobe!

These are available in straight, petite, tall, and plus sizes HERE. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Tank: GAP (exact–wearing size S)
Pants: Old Navy (exact–wearing size S)
Black Sandals: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 8.5)
White Sandals: Amazon (similar)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

blue tank top + black and white printed wide leg silky pants + black sandals + denim jacket + gold leather earrings

bright blue tank top + black and white printed wide leg silky soft travel pants + black sandals + denim jacket + gold leather earrings

2. Simply Vera Wang Pants — I wear size S
These pants are new to me this year, but they’ve already been in a steady rotation because they are FANTASTIC. Very lightweight, silky, comfyyyyyyyyy! They are sooooooo comfy that I legit considered sleeping in them, haha! My first real test with these pants was wearing them on a 90 degree day, and of course it was hot, but they breathed really well. I didn’t feel suffocated, nor was I sweating buckets. This printed pair does not wrinkle, either!! (Not sure about the other colors.)

These pants come in 8 colors, including solid black and other solid neutrals. Find them HERE. I’m wearing size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Tank: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size M)
Pants: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Denim Jacket: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)

Black Sandals: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 8.5)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

green tank + ecru linen pants + straw bag + gold sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace

emerald green top + ivory linen pants + straw bag + gold sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace

emerald green top + blue square neck top + olive green and ivory and coral sleeveless top + ivory linen pants + straw bag + metallic sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace

3. Gap Linen Blend Pants — I wear size S
The pair I’m showing here is the pair I got last year. They, along with the Old Navy pants above, were my go-tos throughout last summer. It seems this year’s version is slightly updated. The linen seems a bit thicker, which makes linen pants look more polished. The fabric is mildly itchy because…linen. BUT, I will say that my pair from last year softened up over time, and now I don’t find them itchy at all. Very comfy for linen pants, which is why I liked them so much last year. While they do stretch out and wrinkle a bit, I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as cheaper linen pants. Like, I still feel like I have my dignity. 😂 These pants are available in several colors and in straight, petite, and tall sizes HERE. I wear size S.

These are my current favorite comfortable lightweight summer pants. They work for really hot summer days but also keep you from completely freezing in air conditioned spaces. I felt very little need to wear shorts last year because of them!

I own the Old Navy pair of pants in a few colors, the Gap pants in one color, and the Simply Vera Want pants in the print shown above. I have a few others (in the widget below) for cooler summer days, but these three can really carry you through the summer!

And remember, you can find tons of outfit ideas with soft lightweight pants inside the Summer Wardrobe & Outfit Guide. Get all the details to see how it can help you, HERE!

More Comfortable Lightweight Summer Pants

If you’re looking for more options, here are a few that I have not tried yet but have heard good things about.

 


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