I know what you're thinking, Pants? For fall? GROUNDBREAKING. But pants have taken quite a fun turn this season and it doesn't have to involve wacky patterns or crazy colors, its all about silhouette and flattering cuts! I recently had to do a double take and head back to Dillard's to buy these amazing wide-leg high-waisted pants. First of all they're blush colored (small obsession with this neutral shade). Even better though they're under $70! These pants were $60 and seriously are so versatile.
I could actually live in these blush pants, wide leg for comfort and high-waist to keep it all in (thnx). They can be styled casual or for going out so so easily! I tried it with two different looks. The Black Sweater Crop Top from The Serendipity Shop will also definitely be a staple in my wardrobe for these upcoming winter months. I paired it with pants above for a going-out look along with the taupe choker from them as well (in my Instagram from Tuesday). I wore this look on Saturday to the horse races at Keeneland, then to an outside function and then to an anniversary dinner and it worked for every occasion from noon to 10pm! It also is so incredibly comfortable the black sweater crop is so soft, you have to snag one for you're wardrobe.
Now I've paired the pants with plain tee for a more casual look that would be perfect for afternoon shopping or a lunch/ casual dinner! I took the "boyfriend chic" look seriously and actually stole one of my boyfriends shirts (sorry Jack) and I'm obsessed with how soft it is! It's actually been so great for pairing with dressy bottoms to make a look more casual. I'd even recommend throwing on slides for more comfort in the look! You could definitely still dress this up with a chunky statement necklace and a clutch though! So in love with the versatility of this look.
The pants pictured below, I got this past summer from Target and literally wore them at least once a week to my internship. They are so flattering for people like me ( 5'4.75" Holla!) who need a little extra length. The waist doesn't come up super high but covers just the right amount for the elongated/flattering look. These were actually a part of Target's newer women's line "Who What Wear" and they have really brought some great, more fashion-forward affordable pieces to the women's section!
These striped pants could absolutely still work with either of the tops from my previous look, but I wanted to pair them with something that shows off a figure without making you feel stuffed and uncomfortable! This top is from Urban Outfitters and was my go-to going out top last winter. It is also incredibly soft and comfortable but is still kinda of sexy and makes you feel good with the lace-up front. I'm small-chested and it still works for me too! I loved pairing this all black look with a contrasting white purse for a pop. I picked up this white bucket bag last spring from the Michael Kors store on sale. Its way more convenient than my Jet-setter tote but can still fit my wallet and a couple other items in it (I hoard things for all occasions in my purse so I need the space). Both looks also include my fave heels from Target which I also picked up earlier this summer! I wore them for 8 hour work days and lived to tell the tale (retail work days aka standing the whole time). The wood heel on them is my favorite part because it can make them casual too if I want to go that route. Can not forget the final touch, my favorite sunnies from Rayban in a Rose Gold/Pink tint. The perfect extra touch to any casual outfit, but also works with most looks including all of the ones featured above!
While you may have come in thinking I'm crazy for featuring pants as a winter/fall staple, I hope you gathered some tips on how to make them look more versatile and trendy. These work for so many different occasions and will always make you look a step trendier and so so comfy! Also a special thanks to Sarah Flynn for the amazing photos, she's been working with me on shoots and is so great!! Thanks for reading loves!