21 Pairs of Office-Appropriate Cotton Pants To Wear This Sweltering Summer

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When the heat and humidity climb, you want to wear cool, airy, and natural fabrics to keep comfortable at work. Click through to shop cotton trousers that will get your through to Friday afternoon.

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When it comes to dressing for the work week in the summer months, I'm into creating an uniform and purchasing in multiples. Last summer, I was all about flowy silk pants. I bought two pairs. They felt like wearing pajamas but looked work-appropriate, and I wore them constantly. Before that, it was a side-zipped cotton stretch pant. I purchased them in black, purple and gray and channeled Audrey Hepburn. This summer I've had my eye on crisp, cropped cotton trousers after spotting them on a few stylish girls on the subway.

With a pair of twill, slim-cut pants, I could wear flats on the commute and heels in the office. A blouse tucked in for a meeting day or a sweatshirt when they inevitably start cranking the air conditioning. I found my first pair on sale last weekend—in olive green from Vince. Now that I've fallen for this silhouette, I need to fill my wardrobe with some other options. I shopped for 20 other pairs of cotton pants perfect for the summer office, plus included the pair I bought and love in the slideshow above.

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