Different Black Pants

As I was scrolling through my Instagram recently, I noticed I wear A LOT of black jeans. This is mostly because I can’t wear regular “jean” jeans to work and colored jeans, AKA black jeans, are considered “slacks.” So, when I was getting dressed this morning I thought I’d try something different. I bought these track pant-esque slacks from H&M in late January. I thought they were perfect because they aren’t tight, but are still form fitting, and  they are comfortable enough to sit on the floor in. I like to look nice at work, but since I teach 6 years old, I don’t like to feel stuffy or over dressed. To dress these down some, I threw on an basic white t-shirt and some flat sandals. To re-wear this look later I can switch it up with a graphic tee or slightly looser fitting tank top to stay casual and cool in the warmer temps to come.

***These slim, but loose fitting pants really streamline your leg and the stripe down the side makes your legs appear narrower!

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If your office is not as casual as mine LOL you can dress these pants up with a light material oxford and some open toed (or close toed) heels. I have my shirt sloppy tucked, but it works fine to do a full front tuck also.

***I WOULD suggest wearing some kind of heel or height with these pants to make your legs look longer. I tried rocking them with sneakers or vans at first and ended up feeling frumpy.

OUTFIT DETAILS: T-SHIRT – H&M // PANTS – H&M // STRIPED BUTTON DOWN – TJ MAXX // FLATFORMS – PATRIZIA FROM DSW // HEELS – TARGET //

striped pants H&M – Pull On Pants With Stripes – $24.99

Unfortunately, my exact pants are no longer available, but these are very similar!

 

 

Day to Night and a Bonus!

The weather is getting so nice and the spring is filling up with outdoor activities. I just recently purchased this Free People top and am ready for it to be just a hair warmer so I can wear it. I love that this top follows this crop trend, but is also long enough to cover my stomach. It also has a slight peplum which helps accentuate the narrowest part of your body. Since this shirt is low cut in the front and on the sides, I threw on a white v-neck camisole that stops shorter than the actual shirt to cover up a tad more. I also decided jeans would be better than shorts because I don’t want to feel too exposed. I’m sharing 3 looks with you all today. 1. daytime 2. day to night 3. bonus! Keep reading to find out what the bonus is!

***The trick to limiting mid-drift with a cropped style shirt is to pair it with high waisted bottoms. I have been wearing these jeans non stop since I got them. (You can check out more looks over on my Instagram!)

***On another note…the dog is making a cameo in some of these pics. LOL!

DAYTIME

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DAY TO NIGHT -just add a cute, heeled sandal in a nude color, leather jacket and fun clutch and you’re good to go!

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BONUS! -this shirt is reversible! I think this white side will be great for summer activities

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OUTFIT DETAILS: // SHIRT – FREE PEOPLE // JEANS – HIDDEN // SANDALS – LAND’S END // LEATHER JACKET – BCBGENERATION // HEELS – TARGET // BAG -ELAINE TURNER //

Here are some links to similar style tops from Free People. Happy shopping!

black top

Free People – Collette Printed Buttondown Top – $98

bare it all

Free People – Bare it All Tank Top – $68

white lace

Free People – Merci Beaucoup Top – $98