I can always appreciate a bold look, one that unapologetically peacocks and makes no qualms about stealing the spotlight, but “boring” can be an equally valuable quality in an outfit. It’s hard not to admire the simplicity of a classic layering tool or the use of an elevated basic piece. So, when I was asked to test-drive a new “boring” item for myself, I jumped at the chance.
“There is nothing very exciting about these pants,” read the subject line from Cuyana, a direct-to-consumer line based in San Francisco. Naturally, I was intrigued. The Ponte Legging Pant is the first pant style for the company, and when I received it, I understood a bit more about the positioning. It has a nice, heavy legging texture—one that would never be confused with a pair I might wear to Spin class. The rise is also high, and the hem on the legs features a small slit down the back, great to complement heels as well as sneakers. The fit isn’t super tight, although I would recommend sizing down if you’re in between sizes. But the design itself? Simple, unassuming—“boring,” you might say.
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