A good set of basics is hard to come by. So when you find the right one for you, you buy it in every color possible. Case and point: Uniqlo’s EZY ankle pants (and everything else from this brand). We all love a good stretch waist, but it’s the perfectly tailored silhouette, flattering ankle length, and wrinkle-resistant material that take this pair of pants from basics to classic.
But as with all great things, you can bet that everyone else is also going to have them on rotation. Lucky for you, Uniqlo’s Style Talks guests Daryl Chang and Vince Uy gave us some tips on how to spruce up our go-to uniform featuring a refreshed lineup of EZY ankle pants. After all, just because they’re basics doesn’t mean they have to be boring.
When in doubt, denim
It’s about time EZY ankle pants got a denim upgrade. It’s the same trusty pair of pants, but with a little more give. This pair can go from day to night or casual to dressy with a quick change of top and accessories. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, Vince suggests to go for denim on denim and emphasizes the need to play with the silhouettes more than stressing to match the wash shades (which is pretty much impossible).
White all you can
A no-brainer way to make a statement look is to wear an all-white outfit. Sure, it can be daunting to wear on a busy day, but Daryl shares that the key is to accept the fact that you’re going to get dirty. But if you’re looking for a little more flexibility, rock a pair of white EZY ankle pants with an oversized top to create a nice contrast with the slim fit. Don’t forget to get pieces that are two to three sizes bigger. If you can’t do it with color, do it with shape.
Gorpcore is the new black
Gorpcore, my dudes, is all about comfort and function. Think: flannel shirts, oversized vests, puffer jackets, water-proof boots, and basically everything built to be worn to the great outdoors. Recently, it’s also making its way to street style (as seen on *insert famous rapper here*). So if you want to cop the look, Vince’s trick is to not overthink it. Don’t forget to pair it with a clean silhouette of EZY ankle pants in beige or wine for balance and you’ll be going from “Pulag to Pobla” (as per Daryl) in no time.
EZY Ankle Pants is available in all Uniqlo stores nationwide.