I have a similar body type and always appreciate your advice on how to pair tops and bottoms.
Top is a little too big for your figure, but other than that great look. Honestly this is what I look like everyday for work. Simple and put together gets the job done. Thanks for sharing and keeping it real. I think the current trend is at the ankle? The Sloan style is a skinny ankle pant, so typically they should be hemmed right at or slightly above or below the ankle bone.
Alison sums it up well in her post on pant lengths: Well, I love the outfit on you. But I understand you have to feel good in it. We are our worst critic. The blouse is pretty but it may not be the best choice for these pants.
I agree that I more structured blouse would work better with he pants. The pump looks nice but a bit dated. You already have thought out the problems and solved them. Yes, top is too big for you and you need more structure. Otherwise it is a great top. Also, those pants are just a little too loose for you.
Some people, some office situations might require that. This blouse need a slimmer pant. You are too hard on yourself. At first glance, I thought cute on her…she can wear anything. You just have such pretty coloring, the outfits where you wear pinks or blues, really stand out on you and showcases your dark hair etc.
But, all that said, you look good and I think maybe all the pieces could still be worn, just maybe not together? What do we know? You already knew before you posted these. Thanks for your hard work. Love the outfit on you. I work in a school and walk around with a special needs student all day. Those pumps would kill my feet. Can you show a pair of WHBM slim pants with comfortable booties?
My feet get too cold in the winter months with loafers or flats. I wonder if a black necklace would have added a bit of definition??? But i still think you are lovely. I like the shirt and the combination but maybe the pants are too big? Sorry you had to have wool anywhere near your skin in this heat!!!!
I appreciate so much that you struggle with work wear! I usually look better in form fitting tops but am not sure if they are always appropriate in a work setting so often buy more loose ones. This is my typical work outfit. Maybe throw a cardigan and that is something I would wear. Great comments today and spot on in my opinion. Pieces are lovely but not necessarily together. Lacking a pop of colour. You just need to take the top to a tailor. Take on the sides and it will be perfect for you.
Other than that this is a pretty outfit. If I were to wear this top to work, I would pair it with slimmer dress pants. Theory has some slim dress pants that are amazing. A bit pricey but staple pants that I wear to work all winter long. I would also wear a structured blazer with it. Banana Republic has great, classic, structured blazers in tons of colors. I have a hot pink one and a Kelly green one which would both be cute with this.
I prefer blazers over cardigans for work as I find cardigans are matronly and frumpy. I find that, as a professional women, I often have to dress up more than the men do. I could write a book about the inequity of professional office dress codes. When I got out of law school in the mid s, many firms required the women to wear skirt suits and forbade pant suits! I think you dress up more than most of my other readers who ask for work wear.
I get the idea their environments are fairly casual. But I usually think of your type of dress code when I think of work wear. I have a hard time with blazers; I never really like them on me.
I think you look great. That being said I think you are feeling that you need more definition to your waist as you have a hour glass figure. The top and pants need to be a bit more fitted for this outfit to work. I think going a size smaller would definitely help. Also, the cut of the top seems off which I think is more of the issue than sizing like where the top falls on the shoulder. If I had to make do with these 2 pieces, I would wear a magenta fitted blazer, long necklace, and silver or nude heels.
For someone that prefers a more neutral color scheme this outfit could be paired with a grey, tan, or black blazer and long necklace.
As for shoes go with nude or black for the grey and tan blazer and if you go with the black blazer choose a bright colored shoe to give the outfit a pop of color. All great advice… funny, I would have never thought to introduce another color since there is yellow in the top, but of course it makes sense to bring in a contrasting color.
Love the magenta idea. I think this outfit is great and looks beautiful on you Jo-Lynne! I have to dress up for work and would totally wear this outfit!! Follow me on Instagram. Subscribe get the latest updates: Fall Fashion Fashion 25 days of fall fashion fall outfit ideas work wear.
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Create the ultimate clean, crisp appearance by pairing a simple white blouse with your white pants. Choose a shade of white. There are a variety of colors that fall under the category of "white," though most shades can either be considered a bright white or an off-white. Bright white is more like a piece of paper, and off-white is a softer, less bright color.
Here are some things you can try as you think about the shade of your white pants: For neutrals, go with black, gray, and silver. For colors, choose blues, purples, and blue-tinted greens like turquoise.
Match cream or off-white pants with warmer tones. Tan, brown, and gold make the best options for neutrals. For colors, go with reds, oranges, yellow-tinted greens, and red-tinted purples like magenta. Wear the right underwear. Even if your pants are made of a thicker material, you still run the risk of having your underwear show through. Avoid black and bright colors and be cautious about white since white can still be visible under white.
Avoiding panty lines is important, but so is covering your assets. Pair a tight black t-shirt with your white wide-legged jeans. This will create a look that is classy and fun at the same time. You can dress up the outfit by wearing a pair of black or gray sandals, and wearing some silver accessories, such as a long silver necklace or hoop earrings.
This is a stellar look because the tight black shirt will create a nice contrast with the wide-legged pants. You'll still be able to show off your curves about the waist while covering your legs a bit more.
A cute belt can add some flavor to this outfit. Since your waist may be visible or somewhat visible because of your tight top, you can think about wearing a simple black belt. Pair a fitted button-down shirt with white wide-legged trousers. This will create a more formal look. You can match this outfit with a pair of stilettos or even some strappy heels. Any color of shirt will do: Pair a form-fitting sweater with white wide-legged pants. This is a great look for the cooler months.
You can wear a regular v-neck sweater, a turtleneck, or any other kind of sweater that doesn't hang too loosely. Remember that since the wide-pants are more loose, a tighter top will create the most balance for this look. You can rock this look with a pair of ankle boots with a narrow heel.
For a more casual look, a cute pair of clogs will do the trick if it's not too cold. Pair a loose-fitting patterned blouse with a pair of white skinny jeans.
This is a great way to show off your longer, slender legs. Matching a loose top with tight pants will let you flaunt your bottom half while wearing a fun and flouncy top. To show off your legs even more, throw on some strappy heels. The higher they are, the more they'll do the trick. Match a long, free-flowing tunic with cigarette-cut white pants. Choose a tunic in a solid color or a simple pattern, and tie a sash or belt around your natural waist. If the tunic doesn't have a pattern around the neck, wear a long, fun necklace.
If it does, try a simple pair of earrings to accentuate your look. Wrap the look together with a pair of narrow heels. Wear a loose, flowing blouse with cigarette-cut trousers. Choose a blouse in a solid neutral color to create an elegant look. Accessorize with silver or gold jewelry, depending on the shade of white pant and on the color of your blouse. Wear it with a nice pair of simple close-toed heels.
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