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:
Belt: Forever 21
Pants: People Love Frank via thrifted
And here’s what I wore out with friends:
Belt: Forever 21
Jeans: GLO via swapped
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!
10 responses to “Dress Up, Dress Down: A Change of Pants”
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?!
I am a fellow Seatteite, yes! i’m so glad to be meeting more local bloggers. Feel free to PM me sometime…
I love this color combo, Jean!
Thanks Kristen! It’s very autumnal, don’t ya think? 😉
Like how you wore the belt!
Thanks! Just between you and me, I bought the jacket even though it was too small. It was just too cute to pass up. So belting it was my “fix.”
LOVE this gorgeous jacket!
Thanks Sarah! The color and texture was too good to pass up.
I love the jacket and the belt! This is one of the outfits I like wearing in normal days.