We wanted comfy loungewear but we were still a few years away from discovering yoga pants. That's where gaucho pants came in. Sure, they made you look like a genie but their comfiness more than made up for it.
The long-sleeved/short-sleeved combination was deceivingly not for all body types, which is why it was my goal in life to be able to pull that look off. Fine, let's be realistic, it still is my goal in life.