Week to Weekend Styling from the ‘Bottoms’ Up

Dresses: who doesn’t love ’em? But, one’s wardrobe can’t subsist on dresses alone. Whether you’re heading out for a weekend antiquing trip, or you’re commanding the head of the table in a boardroom on Monday morning, sometimes you’ve just gotta ‘pants’!

Check out our chic ‘n’ savvy sartorial suggestions for outstanding outfits that start from the ‘bottoms’ up. Then, when someone asks, “Who wears the pants?”, you can proudly proclaim, “I do.

High-waisted, wide-legged black pants are the bottoms equivalent of the LBD. Every closet should contain a pair, because they transition oh-so-seamlessly from a classic, office-appropriate look to a Saturday-casual ensembles in a snap.

For our weekday look, we prove that 9-to-5 attire can be replete with personality by pairing the Every Opportunity Pants with a pair of pretty platform heels, a bold blouse with an eye-catching bee print, a cozy marigold-hued cardigan (to ward off the AC chills!), and a neutral bag with plenty of room to spare.

Up next? The weekend! This time, the pants go casual-cool thanks to the addition of a striped ringer tee, a ruby red cardi, super-comfy white Birks, a spacious backpack that can accommodate everything you’ll need for adventuring, and, last but not least, a playful dinosaur-adorned necklace — because, hey, if you can’t wear a Brontosaurus on a necklace on a Saturday, when can you do it?!

Next up: the Flirtatious Sensation Jumpsuit! This stunner is universally flattering, and makes getting dressed an absolutely breeze. All you need to do is accessorize!

Headed to meet a potential client at a cafe on a Wednesday afternoon? This is your outfit. We suggest wearing the sleeves of the jumpsuit up over your shoulders, and adding a punch of pizzazz with sassy saffron-colored wedge heels. Round out your look with a cognac belt and matching embossed tote with plenty of room for your laptop and notebooks. (Sidenote: YAS, you can mix brown and black! Just keep the accessories in the contrasting hue within the same color family for a cohesive look.)

Now, let’s hop to a comfortable-cool look perfect for Sunday-funday at an antiques fair! Swap the wedges for stylin’ flat sandals, pick up a cute cactus-embellished clutch in a gorgeous green hue, and then pop on chic black shades, and a playful necklace that adds an additional pop of color to this mostly-noir look.

Last, but certainly never least in our fashion folio, a pair of smart cobalt blue beauties. The A Chic Start Pants are like a blank (albeit blue) canvas just waiting for you to add your signature touch!

Have a Tuesday coming up that’s booked solid from 8 a.m. on? You’ll need an outfit that’s both stylish and comfy to get you through the day. We suggest popping a cheerful, sunshine-hued blouse on over the navy pants to start. Next, add polish with a versatile scarf, a bold bracelet, a structured, woven purse, and fabulous floral heels — just make sure they have a platform, which will help ensure your feet feel fine while you’re making your way from meeting to meeting.

After your busy weekdays are over, kick back in a relaxed ensemble that’s ideal for running those weekend errands! For this laid-back look, simply pair your pants with a vintage-inspired graphic tee, sleek sneakers (bonus points if they’re a haute pink hue), a chill jacket, and a color-blocked tote bag to carry all your essentials.

+Voila! You’ve proven that pants are perfect for pretty much any and every day of the week. What’s your go-to pants-perfect outfit consist of?

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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