i love the styling and fit of these pants - and the benefit of the high waist (STOPS snow from getting down your pants on a powder day)! they look a bit retro/ski which i love, but they are very now. people always stop me and ask me about them. this is my second pair! they are a bit insulated, so definitely not spring pants. i wear a 24-25 and the XS is snug, so order accordingly. the fabric does have some stretch.