Last January, which feels like many many years ago, Jennifer Lopez wore white skinny jeans. People got worked up about it because it was months after Labor Day, and everyone knows that, according to some archaic rule, we aren't supposed to wear white until summer.
These days, Lopez has been following the fashion rule she loves to break by wearing all-white outfits during the correct season on dates with Ben Affleck. Some tabloids might want to look too deeply into the significance of that, but we're just going to go ahead and say she looks great. Especially since her most recent all-white outfit features an affordable pair of $79 dad pants from Urban Outfitters.
Shop now: $79; urbanoutfitters.com
We can probably go ahead and thank Gen Z for the recent surge in popularity of "dad pants" because the generation is a fan of looser silhouettes; generation straddler Gigi Hadid confirmed the trend by wearing a pair by the brand Braindead just the other week. The style is perfect for the extreme heat a lot of the country has been seeing recently because it doesn't stick to your body like other more form-fitting summer staples. And we're all for a piece of clothing we don't have to peel off our bodies.
Carpenter pants or work pants, as they're officially called, are not only celeb-approved and clearly trending, but also pretty affordable. Of all the celebrity trends of the summer, these dad-esque jeans might just take the cake for most likely to be bought in bulk. At Nordstrom, there's a pair of Dickies that look just like Lopez's already affordable pair for just $60. On Amazon, you can even snag a similar looking pair for only $23.
For a supermodel off-duty look, just pair them them with a crop top, like Hadid. To challenge society's perception of fashion rules, buy a white pair á la Lopez and continue wearing them long after September 6, 2021. As far as we're concerned, Lopez makes all of the fashion rules, and if she wears all-white outfits, complete white dad pants, all year, we'll gladly do the same.
Shop the Jennifer Lopez-approved pants below.
Dickies Corduroy Carpenter Pants
Shop now: $60; nordstrom.com
Maison Margiela Oversize Denim Carpenter Jeans
Shop now: $298; nordstrom.com
Dickies Relaxed Fit Carpenter Pants
Shop now: $50; nordstrom.com
Red Kap Elastic Insert Work Pant
Shop now: $23 (Originally $28); amazon.com
Cherokee Mid Rise Straight Leg Pull-on Cargo Pant
Shop now: $19; amazon.com
Dickies Signature Elastic Waist Scrubs Pant
Shop now: $17; amazon.com
Miss Moly Loose Cropped Capris Cargo Pants
Shop now: $30; amazon.com
Onavy Casual Loose Sport Cargo Pants
Shop now: $15 (Originally $26); amazon.com