There I was, large suitcase and tote on the cobblestone streets of Passau. I looked up at the pastel buildings and wondered where on earth I was. My brother and I were set to catch a FlixBus to Munich, but of course it was impossible to find and we missed it. But not without struggle, however. In 90º weather, I, in my short Ba&Sh dress, am running and lugging around the small but busy train station, looking for stop #13 which appears to not exist. After finally finding an empty #13 stop, I picked up my overfilled tote and rested it on my hip like a child, consequently pulling up my dress. I was under a bridge (like the troll that I am), so it didn't quite matter, but I was accidentally flashing people nonetheless. At this moment I was wishing I had worn pants.
Now is the question to lengthen the hemlines of our dresses or go back to wearing capri leggings underneath? Frankly, I'm cool with both, now. Starting in about 2008 you would not catch me dead wearing capri-leggings underneath a dress. But I feel like Leandra Medine is making them cool again. In any case, bring it on. I'm on the hunt for comfort so I'll take it all. While I generally prefer long dresses (I just bought a long, linen pilgrim-like one from Zara that you all will see soon!), I think I'm ready to bring it to the next level: Pants and dresses.
That's correct. Sounds crazy, I know. But this flowy, floral Ba&Sh dress could have really used some fun jeans underneath and I would have been 112% comfortable. I just tried Googling examples but all I see are Red Carpet looks on dresses with built-in pants or high-slits that require pants. I'm not referring to any of these. I'm urging you to take your regular day-time dress and throw some slacks underneath. Preferably jeans. But play around with that idea.
My brother and I ended up having to purchase train tickets, and we shoved my large suitcase caddy-wampus-like under my seat so I couldn't put my feet on the floor. I was sitting cross-legged on my seat and, again, would have loved some pants in this moment.
But this is how fashion evolves; Changing with demands of our complex, everyday lives.