Thursday, April 24, 2014

Work Wear: Tuxedo Trousers

Blazer- Primark (similar), Tee- H&M, Pants- H&M, Heels- Target, Necklace- Mindy Mae's Market, Bag- Mango (similar)

I'm still in the process of revamping and remixing my work wardrobe. It's funny to think that when I first starting working full time after college, I wore boot cut dress pants in black, gray, and navy. All the time. I remember wearing a teal shirt with my black pants one day, and one of my coworkers said, "Wow, you're wearing color! You always wear black, white and gray." I caught me a little off guard because I thought my work wear was a little more fun than that. After transitioning into a new role at my job, one where I could stop wearing pantyhose and start wearing open toed shoes, I began to get a little, no, a LOT more adventurous with color.

While I have certainly been wearing more color, I'm fully aware that this outfit is in fact, black, white and gray. Regardless, it's still a major upgrade from what I wore four years ago. I've gotten rid of all my boot cut dress pants and traded them for slim cut, straight leg trousers. These black tuxedo trousers are a little more interesting with satin stripes down the sides. They are also more high-waisted than what I've worn in the past. And for my blazer? This white ruched sleeve blazer is so much better than the stuffy gray version I used to wear that was half of the suit I bought for job interviews. I skipped the button-up blouse and went with an easy gray tee to finish the look.

I'm guest posting on Carylee's blog today, so head over there to see two more ways I styled my gray tee!


19 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful, classic look! Love those trousers! Gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  2. Nothing wrong with trusty neutrals! Love the tuxedo stripe, and that necklace is so fun!

    xo
    Sam

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  3. Your Tuxedo Trousers are Gorgeous. You look so Prim+Proper. Loving the Blazer & Bag too.


    Have a Great Day! Ada. =)

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  4. Very pretty!!!!!! Those pants will be so versatile in your closet!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  5. Faith Ansah BaylissApril 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Such a great look! Loving your trousers and necklace!

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  6. Such a classic look! I love how you updated it with the tee and sparkle necklace!


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  7. This look is so classy I love it!

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  8. Love this classic look! You can never go wrong with black, white and grey! And I love that necklace!


    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  9. I'm such a color fanatic I might be doomed in the black, white, and grey corporate world! You look great! Classy and cute :) xo
    Dimitra @ If The Stiletto Fits
    dimitrajc.wordpress.com

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  10. I still find it difficult sometimes to integrate my personal style into professional attire as well. This is a great look!


    Kate
    nomadoen.blogspot.com

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  11. This is such a chic, pretty work look! Incorporating personal style into business profession attire is really tricky, but I think you've done a great job here. That blazer is gorgeous on you (and so versatile I bet), and I'm in love with your bag!

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  12. Loving on that blazer right now - it fits you perfectly! I have trouble incorporating color myself and always find go back to the white, grey and black combo:)


    xo http://www.mrsjaclynleblanc.blogspot.com

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  13. What a casual yet perfect work wear outfit! Love what you've done and will definitely be following!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  14. ohh so smart, this is my ideal outfit, the statement necklace and great bag are really the icing on a perfect cake! xx

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  15. Love how you went with a more basic tee to complete the look! You look fab! Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

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  16. great look! so classy! the trousers and necklace are great!

    kelseybang.com

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  17. Gorgeous!! So glad I found your blog! Can't wait to follow along!
    Kaylee
    www.atkikis.com

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  18. Thank you Kaylee! I'm heading to check out your blog as we speak :)

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Thanks for your sweet comments!