Dress Up, Dress Down: A Change of Pants

I recently wore wide-legged pants to work with a corduroy blazer. Later, when going out to meet friends, I wanted to look a bit more casual, so I switched pants. It’s amazing how one simple change can alter the whole look of an outfit.

Here’s the dressed-for-work version:

work outfit

orange and brown

Blazer: Thrifted
Tank: Papaya
Scarf: DIY
Belt: Forever 21
Pants: People Love Frank via thrifted
Shoes: Payless

And here’s what I wore out with friends:

jeans dress it down

orange and blue

Blazer: Thrifted
Tank: Papaya
Belt: Forever 21
Jeans: GLO via swapped
Shoes: Payless
Clutch: Shiraleah

I added the scarf for work because the tank was a bit low-cut. I also carried a Shiraleah clutch so I could stash away my keys and phone. I like how the slingbacks look like boots with long, bootcut pants (as long as I’m standing up).

So before buying new boots, have a look at your shoes. Can you wear a dress shoe with casual pants? Perhaps wearing socks with a slingback is unorthodox, but it was my little secret. I’ve doubled my shoe wardrobe, in one fell swoop!


Filed under Dress Up Dress Down, Fashion, Thrifty

10 responses to “Dress Up, Dress Down: A Change of Pants

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my On the Tracks post 🙂

    I love that blazer so much…the color is amazing, great find!

    Also, are you a fellow Seattle-ite?!


  2. I love this color combo, Jean!

  3. Like how you wore the belt!

  4. LOVE this gorgeous jacket!

    Sarah xxx

  5. I love the jacket and the belt! This is one of the outfits I like wearing in normal days.

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