Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Neutral Colored Pants - 5 Elegant Ways.

Hi All. Today is Day Two of 5 Days, 5 Ways and today's remix is Pants. Though I am much more of a Dresses & Skirts Girl myself, I do wear my share of Pants, especially Trouser-style pants for work. Actually, at my last job, in my Career with Books, I was told a lot by a couple of our employees that I looked so Sharp, Elegant & Professional in Wide-Legged Pants. Also, it seems from yesterday's post, that most of you preferred the Professional Look I chose with the Dressy Brown Pants. I actually had at least 4-5 more looks to show you with those Brown Pants but I didn't want to look repetitive so today I chose Light Colored, Neutral Pants to show you. They are not the same pants, they are actually 3 different pairs but still. I think it fits the challenge, I hope so. All these looks are Dressy, Professional, Elegant too - if I do say so myself. I am wearing wedges with all of them, My Brown Oxford Booties, My Purple T-Strap Mary Janes & My Multi-Colored Stripped Espadrilles. You will also see some of my Silk Blouses - I have quite a collection of Blouses & other Silky Tops. And from posting these outfits, I am also noticing lots of Ruffles. =) I do apologize about the lightning on these photos. It is not the best. I work with a very simple point+shoot camera and all these photos were taken in my office (at the time) where we had strong, neon lights.

1st Look with Light Grayish-Khaki Trousers. For this look I chose a Linen Blazer in a complimentary shade like a Cream or Ivory and I wore one of my favorite blouses which features Ruffles, Polka Dots & the Color Blue - all three things I love. And I am wearing my Brown Oxford Wedges which were so popular from yesterday, too.
Ecru, 3/4-Sleeve, Linen Blazer: H&M.
Royal Blue, Sleeveles, Ruffles Blouse w/ White Polka Dots: The Limited.
Simple, Faux-Leather, Brown Belt (it Came with a Skirt): Calliope.
Light Khaki, Wide-Legged, Dressy, "Editor" Style Pants: Express.
Olive Green, Wedge, Oxford Booties: Old Navy.
 
2nd Look with Light Grayish-Khaki Trousers. For this look I wore a Very Pretty Gray/Olive Green, Spider-web Print Silk Top which has cascading Ruffles on the sides down the sleeves. I added a simple Black Cardigan on top - a must have piece in every woman's closet. Some Sparkly, Silver Drop Earrings and I was done. But now looking at this, a Long, Bold Necklace in a Bright Color would have made the outfit look better. Even Gold would have worked.
Gray & Ivory, Spider-Print, Silk Chiffon, Ruffly Top: Bebe.
Black, Stretchy Nylon Tank (Under the Top): White House Black Market.
Black Cardigan: Express.
Light Khaki, Wide-Legged, Dressy, "Editor" Style Pants: Express.
Black Leather, Braided Bracelet w/ Silver Clasp (Left Hand): Parfois.
Silver, Sparkly, Globe Drop Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Simple, Faux-Leather, Brown Belt (it Came with a Skirt): Calliope.
Brown, Patent Leather & Faux Suede, Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes.
 
1st Look with Light Gray Trousers. I have always loved Gray paired with Pinks & Purples so I Chose this Fuchsia/Magenta Blouse to pair with my Light Gray Pants. I added a couple of simple bracelets and I think that was enough since the top is Bright & it has this Ruffled Collar Bib.
Magenta, Short-Sleeve, Ruffled "Bib" Silk Charmeuse Blouse: Express.
Heather-Gray, Light, "Editor" Style, Dressy Pants: Express.
Silver Chain Bracelet (Right Hand): Target.
Gold Pearl, Stretchy Bracelet (Left Hand): Express. 
Brown, Patent Leather & Faux Suede, Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes.
 
2nd Look with Light Gray Trousers. The second time with these pants, I also wore a Silk Blouse in a Bright Royal Blue Color, but this time it's a Button-Down. I wore Matching Blue Studs & a Stretchy Bracelet with Black & Clear Stones. I brought in another color with my Purple Wedges.
Long-Sleeve, Stretchy, Silk Charmeuse, Royal Blue, Button-Down Shirt: The Limited.
Heather Gray, Light, Wide-Legged "Editor" Style Trousers: Express.
Sky Blue, Rhinestone Stud Earrings: Forever 21.
Blue & Silver, Stretchy, Rhinestone Bracelet (Right Hand): Gifted from a Girlfriend
Patent Leather, Thin, Black Headband w/ Square, Skinny, Ecru Bow Off the Side: The Limited.
Violet, Suede, T-Strap Mary Jane Wedges: Old Navy.
 
My Last Look featuring Ivory or Ecru Trousers. These Dressy Pants I paired with another Bright, Silky Blouse in a Beautiful, Bold Emerald Color - Green is so in this season, not?! And I wore one of my many Bow Headbands - I have quite a collection of Headbands. I also added some Dangly Black & White Beaded Earrings. In retrospect I should have added a bracelet or two, as well and maybe tried a Long Necklace instead.
Cap-Sleeve, Scoop-Neck, Silky, Teal Top: The Limited.
Ivory, Dressy, Bootcut "Drew" Style Pants: The Limited.
Silver Chain Necklace Featuring a "Grape Pendant" w/ Fake White Pearls & Silver Rhinestones: Fred's Jewelry.
Faux White Pearl & Black Glass Beaded Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market.
Ivory, Grossgrain Ribbon Headband Featuring a Wide, Double-Bow: Forever 21.
Hot Pink, Multi-Colorful Stripped Wedge Espadrilles: Payless.


P.S. I am linking up with for Fran and Whitney for Today's Challenge,