The Andie Chino from JCrew ($89.50)

Rating: Trust It!

If anything else, these pants are a testament to the wonderful things that you can find on the sale rack of your favorite stores if you have a little patience.  I came across these chino pants when I was actually searching through the famed store for a pair of skinny cargos to go with my "yes I'm a new mom but I can still look cool and put-together" look.  Instead, the sales associate pointed me in the direction of the Andies, which just so happened to be on major discount.  And in the hunter green color I was after.  And in my size.  If thats not a score, then I don't know what is.

In the time that I've had these pants, I've come to regard them as one of my most trustworthy pairs (in fact I jokingly call them my "utility pants"), which I wear when I want to look put together yet feel relaxed.  And I'm sure you'll feel that way about them too.  Hurry, and maybe you'll find them on sale too!

... as worn by Katherine Hanson.