the work pant struggle is real
Isn't it so easy to get stuck in a black pant/leggings rut at work? Fortunately, we can get away with leggings and a cardigan in our school setting, but we do feel like it needs to be limited to once or twice (might even be pushing it) a week. With Spring here, ideally we see the end of the leggings/ cardi combo on the horizon (although we are in Michigan here and it did SNOW last week)... For those of you who can't wear leggings to work or just need a little inspiration for change, we've put together some ideas based on our recently made purchases.
PAPER BAG: You all now know we are HUGE fans of the paper bag waist trend and there are so many affordable options available right now, especially if you are concerned about this trend not lasting beyond a few seasons. This style is especially great because it can tend to be a little more forgiving on the waistline. It can hide a little tummy action and the tie cinches you in nicely, creating the look of a smaller waist! We recently purchased two different options that we plan to pair with simple basic blouses or even a dressier t-shirt. You can wear these cropped pants with heels for the office or even flats for the classroom. Click the images for details.
WIDE LEG: Although these could be worn in the classroom if you are a teacher, they remind me more of an office attire pant. Both great options for Spring and Summer and are especially perfect if you don't prefer skinny or copped styles. The flare can be worn with heels or flats depending on how long they are (the short lengths that many retailers offer or alterations are great options to work with flats). The wide leg peg pants would look great with a pair of strappy heels, as shown, or a pair of statement heels (like leopard print maybe, wink, wink). Click the images for details.
THE JOGGER: If you're looking for something a little more relaxed and comfortable, we found these jersey peg pants that can be worn with sandals, flats or even heels. Dress them up with a blouse for a more professional look. Click the image for details.
Back to black, because lets face it, it's just easy and an obvious go-to. If you are just looking to make your black pants a little more interesting, the jogger is a great option to change it up a bit from our basics. They can be paired with most any color/print, making your outfit selection a little easier. These are my absolute favorite Spring, Summer, and even early Fall black pant to wear to work. They look gorgeous with a statement heel and also super sleek with a trendy mule or flat. Click image for details.
There you have it, multiple trendy and affordable ways to step out of your rut. Of course there are many other styles, options and colors available so you just need to do you and find what makes you feeling good and comfortable with a much need work pant change.
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Melissa here! I'm all about trying to stay young, happy and on trend. I have a love (borderline obsession) for all things leopard and can't wait to chat about fashion with you!
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