How to Style Talbot’s Hampshire Pants

Hi Ladies! Pant styles come and go. Fortunately, at the moment, we have a lot of choices.  Everything from skinny leggings to straight leg to extra wide pants are trending. Some of these styles may work for you; some may not. I like to experiment with new looks, but I also love to have one fabulous pair of classic dress pants in my wardrobe that I can always rely on.

Talbots brown Hampshire pants with orange top

Talbots Hampshire Ankle Pants

For me, they are the Hampshire Ankle Pants from Talbots. These beautiful dress pants are chic modern, and have the most amazing fit! Today, I’m partnering with Talbots to share the latest fall version of these pants and some cute ways to style them.

The Fit

When it comes to dress pants, I like a crsip, polished look. The Hampshire pants deliver on this. They’re straight-cut pants fitted across the hips, slim ( but not tight) through the thighs, and end just above the ankle. They have a crisp, polished crease down the front, which gives you a sleek, sophisticated look no matter what you wear with them.

The fit is superb. They sit slightly higher at the waist, which I find really helps camouflage any midlife middle ( rise is 29″). There’s a front zipper, but the pants lie very flat, so there’s no bulkiness at your waist.

side button sweater, brown pants

The best part is they have something called an Invisiflex, which means the pants have an invisible elastic waistband that adjusts to your body and is very slimming.

When I shot this outfit, my photographer asked me if I had lost weight – no kidding! I thought my stomach looked super flat, too! Invisiflex also makes them very comfy. You can twist and turn in them, and they feel really good. The days of stiff dress pants are gone. Yay!

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brown tapered pants orange sweater

My favorite detail is the slit at the side of the ankle. It gives such a chic look, and with that perfect just above the ankle length, these pants look amazing with cute flats or sexy high heels.

I’ve paired pants with this cute orange, side-button crewneck sweater. I love the orange with the brown pants. It has such a warm and welcoming fall vibe. The leopard flats make it a little playful.

The pants have a polished denim finish. This means the fabric has a subtle grain that looks a bit like denim, but they’re not denim. They’re much finer.  If you’re not into brown, they come in a lovely gray, several solid colors, plaids, and prints. There are lots to pick from. My soft cotton sweater also comes in a lot of colors, too.

talbots orange side button sweater

How to Style Talbots Hampshire Pants

This is my type of styling with this sweater. It’s upscale-casual, but you can style it in many other ways. For example, with a:

  • Blouse: A beautiful print blouse would look stunning, or go monochromatic with the same color blouse or shirt
  • Long Cardigan: I like the look of a long cardigan or duster with these sleek dress pants. It’s professional but not intimidating for work.
  • Blazer or Jacket: To up your game, add a smart-looking dress blazer, and you have a power look.
  • Cropped Sweater Blazer: This is a more feminine version of a jacket and is a popular style this year.
  • Tee: Dress it down. You can wear a quality tee with pants for a more casual look.


brown pants, orange top

Where to Wear These Pants

I find myself buying more and more items that I can cross over from season to season and occasion to occasion. The Hampshires are made from a lightweight, seasonless fabric, and the cut makes them just as great at work as they do out of the office.  You can get a lot of mileage out of them, that’s for sure!

These pants work on all body types and come in regular and petite, plus and curvy sizes. I even bought a red pair of red Hampshire pants and wear them a lot at holiday time!  It’s not hard to see why Talbots Hampshire Ankle pants are bestsellers!

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To shop this look, click the links above or visit Talbots to see all the other versions of these pants and more. Talbots has a lot of great-looking new pants in it.

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