Okay, I know these are men's pants.
And I know they're "lounge pants."
And I know they're probably intended for sleeping or at-home relaxing and not normal wear.
And I know the folks on the "what not to wear" shows would pass out from sheer horror if they knew I was wearing them out...
But, man, I have to tell you: I wear these freakin' things EVERYWHERE!
DON'T YOU JUDGE ME.
I can explain!
They're made of what seems to be a mid-weight t-shirt material. It's very soft, stretchy, and just has a nice drape to it. It flows quite nicely when you're walking.
The pants are cool for summer activities, but warm enough that I wore them camping in the mountains with no need to switch to heavier jeans or sweat pants.
Sure, they're meant as super-casual sleepwear, but they still look fine for the office if paired with a slightly longer top or jacket.
Here are the caveats: they have an un-sewn, one-button fly, presumably for easier toilet access for men. You'll want to wear them with something that will cover the fly. (I usually wear longer tops anyway, so it's not a problem.)
They also have grey lining on the pockets, so ideally whatever you wear as a top should cover those as well. But hey -- POCKETS, ladies! Pockets! Who doesn't love pockets?
One of the best parts (besides the pockets) is the drawstring/elastic waist. The elastic is comfortable, and even the drawstring is a bit stretchy. One thing to be aware of is that if you have too many heavy things in your pockets (lots of keys, phone, etc), the pants will tend to sag unless you tighten that sucker up. But it's so nice to be able to wear these pants at several different sizes! Lost weight? Tighten it up! Gained weight? Loosen it! The material drapes so nicely that they look lovely if they're oversized with the drawstring cinched.
IMPORTANT: I've found that if you just throw these in the washer and dryer, they will shrink lengthwise and you'll end up with Capri pants (or just "floods"). I wash mine in the washer on cold, then take them out, stretch them lengthwise, and then hang to dry. Once they're mostly dry, I throw them in the dryer on the lowest temperature (or on no temperature) with a fabric softener sheet to fluff them up a bit.
At this point, I have about six pairs of these and have worn them for gardening, yard work, camping, dance rehearsals, Pokemon safaris, lunches and dinners out, meeting with clients, and even to the opera.
I've even gotten compliments on them!
But mainly, they're comfy, adjustable, flowy, and have POCKETS! What more could you want out of pants?
If they made these without that silly one-button fly, with the pockets lined with the same color as the pants, and pre-shrunk, I might never buy any other pants ever.