As you may remember, I started a new job a month ago and I’m currently at a sweet spot with it. I’ve felt out the vibe, I now know what to expect, and am more comfortable with embracing my own version of our dress code.
It’s the same feeling you get when you’ve been dating someone for a while. You stop caring as much about being a perfect vision of yourself, and start embracing your best self.
It is actually the best part of dating – the walls come down and the real fun begins.
When it comes to my workwear, I make the transition from a first-date state of mind to honeymoon-phase relaxation (without immediately jumping to the sweatpants phase) through suit pants.
The dress pant has an undeservingly bad wrap for being the fallback for lazy day professional attire. I suggest, instead, that they can and should be used as a stylish staple. When a pant’s fit and form work well with your body type, they make a powerful, feminine statement.
Who says you can’t wear a graphic tee with tailored pants? Pair a wide leg trouser pant with a tucked in tee, a neutral jacket, and a powerful pump to show that you know how to work hard without taking yourself too seriously.
Remember, classic doesn't have to mean boring, so channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a textured pencil pant and a secretary blouse. Give it a modern feel by adding a pearl cocktail ring.
Cape Cod Darling
Wedges are the ultimate in professional summer comfort – so don’t forget about them! To keep cool, add a linen trouser pant and a cotton, striped sailor top.
Laid back Lovely
We don’t typically think of suit pants as being comfortable and bohemian, but you can beautifully mesh these styles by pairing a lacy, flowy top with a patterned pant. The mix of lace and pattern keeps the outfit fun and unexpected. Add a huge stack of bracelets to complete the look.
The beauty of slacks is that they give you a tailored look that brings real comfort to your relationship with style. Rather than throwing them on as a last resort, look to them as a diverse piece that allows you to explore the many sides of your style.
Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems.