Here is a cut of the first part of the list: pants.
Dark Bootcut jeans - I have 3 pairs of really dark bootcut jeans, I have two pair of dark skinny jeans, two pair of medium wash skinny ankle jeans, three pair of medium was bootcut jeans (one a high waisted pair) and two pair of dark trouser jeans. I'm no longer a student and I very rarely get to wear jeans to work (maybe 15-20 Fridays a year, max) so I have quite a few for only being able to wear them on weekends and maybe the evenings if I have somewhere to go. I LOVE jeans. I have gotten rid of a few pair that were too big lately, but I'm always wanting to add to my collection. I think it is because I was the youngest of three girls growing up, and I got hand-me downs a lot. I was also tall for my age, and so my jeans were never cool and always too short. Therefore, I pretty much buy any pair of jeans I love that are $20 or less. I think I have two pairs of jeans that were over $20: one for $24 (Lands' End Canvas) and another pair of 7 for all Mankind jeans I bought on ebay for $45 - I was trying to fit in at my very fashionable college but I do love the jeans). Other than that, all jeans were $20 or less.
Menswear inspired trousers - now this section is a bit more under control. I would only consider maybe three pairs of my dress pants "trousers." I have one black pair, one dark brown pair, and one grey pair. I think I am pretty good at hitting the basics on this one. However, I have too many of some of the other categories.
Black flared pants - I'm not sure that "flared" is what I have because I'm not as much a flared pant person. I do have a couple of pairs of wide leg black pants and maybe one pair that is bootcut. I think they fill this essential just fine though.
Casual Chinos - so I have a lot of pants that probably fit closest to this category (some are slightly dressier). I have two navy pairs of chinos, multiple pairs of khakis, and one pair of casual black chinos. I work in an environment that is business casual so a lot of my pants fall into that category.
Slim ankle length pants - this is probably my most favorite pant silhouette. I have two pairs of black, one khaki colored pair, one navy pair, one dark purple pair, and I'm working on making a couple of flared pair into skinny pants. I also have a couple of pair of jeans that fit into this category.
I think it is evident that I have more than enough pairs of pants. This list also didn't include the four pairs of corduroy pants I also have for the cooler months (three skinny pair one bootcut). Due to my plethora of pants, I have not been buying any of these lately. I haven't even bought new jeans in a while either - at least I'm holding back in some areas!
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