Are you more of a skirt/dress person, or a pants person? Any why is that??? Personally, I like both, but find pants – primarily dress pants – more difficult to get just right in terms of fit and style….what I have had most luck with is avoiding the more mainstream styles that have pockets and belt loops, which often add bulk where you don’t want it….Theory silk ankle pants and Rag and Bone cropped flares are two recent faves of mine….and most recently, these fabulous ‘pull-on’ ankle pants I discovered in a boutique in Chatham….they are Tribal brand, not carried in your average mall shop, but check them out online….. ‘Pull-on’ in this instance does not mean elastic waist old lady pants, nor does it mean leggings/yoga pants…the waistband is elastic, but a totally flat fit and very flattering….the fabric is a rayon/poly/spandex blend which is lightweight and comfortable, dressy enough for business attire, and………machine washable!
With the flat banded waist, tops look great on the outside, belted or not…you could also tuck or partially tuck in a shirt if it was not too bulky…..As for a jacket, wear a longer length which is a better balance with the fitted, slim style……How about shoes? Anything goes! With a straight leg ankle pant you can wear a flat, a kitten heel, or a higher heel – if they were a flared bottom you would be limited and need to have them hemmed to a particular heel height…….Being petite, I always prefer a heel…. This top is by JMcLaughlin, both belt and top were great finds at Revolve in Lexington – the top still had the original price tags on it!
A linen scarf for a final pop of color! Speaking of color, just about anything will work with these pants, which only adds to the ‘pant perfection’!
So back to the original question – are you more of a skirt/dress person or a pants person? These Tribal pants may change your mind…….:-)