I mentioned in a post not long ago that Werkshop was coming out with a couple of special edition crops in collaboration with online boutique Ghost and Stars. I pretty much lost my mind over these pants and ordered both pairs. I’ve now got them in hand, so here’s my review and some pics!
Literally as soon as I heard the mail truck came up the day these were due to be delivered, I shrieked “CATSTRONAUT!!” in a fit of excitement. I was not nearly appropriately dressed for the bombardment of snow coming down at the time, so my boyfriend diligently fetched them for me. I immediately tore the package open, threw them on, and snapped a pic for the ‘gram. I paraded them in front of the aforementioned long-suffering boyfriend, who was not nearly impressed enough that I was wearing A CAT IN SPACE.
Here’s the thing: I’m not actually a cat person, and I don’t lose my mind over anything cat-related. I don’t have a problem with cats, I think they’re perfectly fine animals. I’ve just never had one and I’m not sure I feel strongly enough about them to adopt one. I’m definitely a dog lady, and always have been, as evidenced by the fact that I “impulse bought” (sort of?) not one but TWO dogs all by my lonesome and would probably have like 16 more by now if my dogs didn’t hate every other dog on the planet. By all rights my personality (introverted, somewhat misanthropic, likes to be on the internet forever) should’ve 100% translated to “cat person”, so I’m not sure how the wires crossed there.
I guess the point here is: I’m basically just a giant weirdo who gets obsessive over weird stuff sometimes, like cats in space.
Anyway. Back to the actual topic.
These pants are everything I hoped and dreamed and more. Since the color scheme is pretty simple and not too busy, they’ll be pretty easy to coordinate with a top. For a more casual thing, they happened to paired great with this oversized sweater I was already wearing. (Some more pics of the sweater coming soon because it’s the bee’s knees.)
Like my other Werkshops, these lean toward the smaller size. I wear a street size 00/0 and the XS is perfect for me. They’re on the tighter side at first, but Werkshop’s fabric does seem to mold to your body over time. Overall, I’d say sizing is small by a half or even full size, depending on how you like your bottoms to fit.
The fabric is great in terms of performance, too. I like the compression, and the fabric is light and wicking enough to wear the crops year round. The fabrication is polyester and elastane, which feels a lot like a swimsuit to the touch. (This makes sense, since it’s billed as “Italian triathlon fabric”.)
I’m also continually impressed by Werkshop’s print quality. They are not sheer at all. Almost every single pair of printed pants I’ve tried fades or “grins” white when it’s stretched, like when you squat or bend. Through some voodoo magic, Werkshop has managed to find a way to get prints that are highly saturated and stay that way no matter how you contort. My other two Werkshops, Dragon and Dove, are both lighter monotone prints, so this is the first pair where I’ve been able to experience the print saturation in its full glory. It did not disappoint.
Pretty much all of my comments above also hold true for the Ghost and Stars edition galaxy print since it’s the same cut and same fabric. This print features a different color scheme as well as different space-related design elements compared to Werkshop’s classic galaxy print. These bad boys sport a whole array of galaxies, stars, moons, planets, and extraterrestrial terrain.
With both of these pairs, pattern placement does not vary. What you see here is what you get.
These two pairs are admittedly a similar look (though one is obviously a lot quirkier than the other), but I couldn’t imagine NOT having either one. No regrets!
Hats off to Werkshop and Ghost and Stars for creating two more super-fun, great quality additions to my workout (and casual) wardrobe.
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Both of these prints are special editions available exclusively via Ghost and Stars