Monday, December 10, 2012

OOTD: The Prodigal Pants

Was it only a year ago that I said I hated wearing pants? Really, I think the issue was that I hadn't found any pants I liked that worked well for the office (as evidenced by the picture linked just there, which I will not repost because I'm slightly horrified I wore that outfit).

Well, happily, I think pants and I have come to an understanding over the last year:

Since I have become more comfortable fitting pants into my personal style, I decided to branch out into a different cut of pants than I usually wear. While I generally rely on slim or cropped pants, I felt it was time to give wide-legged trousers a shot.

I like the look! I think I'd generally err on the side of a slimmer fit top to counterbalance the wide legs of the pants, but I am completely blinded by my love of this J.Crew top and I will wear it unflinchingly with almost any bottom in my whole closet, as you've probably noticed.

Given that I only got this top a month or so ago, and given that I also have worn it several times with some not-exciting-enough-to-post jeans, I'd say the top is earning its keep.

Anyway, in case you couldn't already tell from the cropped pants, once I find something I love I tend to stick with it almost obsessively.  All this to say, it's nice to play with a wider leg design.

Do you have a style of pants that you find works best for you, or are you an equal opportunity pants-wearer?

 In this Outfit:
J.Crew Rugby Stripe Boatneck Top in Modern Red (wearing size XL) (here)
J.Crew Factory Wool Flannel Wide Leg Trouser (size 6) (here)
J.Crew Belt (similar for <$20)
Jessica Simpson Minna Wedge (size 9.5 - half size up) (via Modcloth - "You Rock Wedge" (only size 7.5 left)) (also on sale here)
Forever 21 Floral Collar Necklace (sold out online) (similar) (similar)
Kate Spade Kingsbury Park Shelby (available in Kate Spade's surprise eBay sale here in black or here in yellow )
Anthro Bright Bulb Posts (very similar on Piperlime for $22)
Glasses c/o Firmoo (reviewed here)

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