From desk to dinner; How to style a pleated wide leg pant. Fact: We are constantly racing against the clock in this day an age…from the gym to the office, and vice versa, and office to dinner. A girl’s gotta stay on top of her fashion game, after all. And the last thing you need while you’re whizzing in and out of boardroom meetings, is to worry about your dinner outfit.
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So. how do you transition your look, save a little time, and perhaps sanity, since you can’t always make it back to the casa? See my previous post on this topic here.
First, the most important key is to start simple, a basic to act as your backdrop, then layer on other key pieces and accessories like some snazzy earrings, for a quick change….and boom! Secondly, a blazer always works to elevate a look into a work appropriate outfit.
Thirdly, choose accessories that are interchangeable or can be easily swapped, such as a handbag that doubles as a clutch, or crossbody bag. Finally, your makeup bag should be on point. Be sure you have pallets with colors that pop, that you can use to freshen up your look…don’t forget some perfume to lift your spirits further.
From desk to dinner; How to style a pleated wide leg pant (OOTD)
Further, this pleated palazzo pants is both office friendly, chic, and sweet and playful for a night out. The high-waisted Palazzo wide-leg pants create a dramatic figure elongating silhouette, and a retro chic look. I love this pair because It’s made of the softest fabric, fluid and the movement is a dream. I styled it several ways for your inspiration.
Also, I contrasted them with a classic button down to create an impression of a complex look and elevate the style look. The ultra feminine look of the blouse, with its tailored ruffles and androgynous cuff link adds a soft, yet edgy look to this ensemble. Check out this previous post, if you missed it.
Alternative styling tips
- ditch the sky high heels for heeled loafers like this one for the office. Consider this as well.
- Add a blazer like this instead of the vest, or this over the vest for the office
- pair them with a structured cropped top, with this blazer for a more relaxed feel
- Style with this cropped blazer instead, roll up your sleeves for a playful vibe, and you’er good to go to dinner.
- For some needed edgy vibe, style with this Moto jacket when heading out of the office. This one is on sale
How else would you transition this look from the office to drinks?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and reading. See you next week…Ciao!!!
What are your thoughts about this option with a belt, and without the vest?