I really like the whole sweatpant/jogger thing happening right now. Finding different patterns and textures is always at the top of my shopping list but I seem to find more 'no's than 'yeses'. Recently I purchased J Crew's 'Reese' pant and more than stasisfying my jogger desires, it's proving to be a serious staple in my spring wardrobe.
Here's what I love about them: They look good dressed up with heels and down with sneakers and sandals. The crepe fabric is thick enough to feel like an actual trouser (instead of a beach pant) but cut loose enough to be perfect for warmer days when anything more would with feel like suffocation. The elastic waist is kind of awesome becasue they can be worn low and slouchy or high and tight. And the best part? They have a 'tall' version. All in all - it's a good black pant for steady year round rotation.