May 13, 2011

Flashback Friday: Cropped Khakis






































I have always hated dress pants. I don't know if it's the fabric, the fit, or both, but they have always bored me to tears. I spent years of my corporate life searching for unique fabrics or colors to punch things up, but it wasn't until I found this pair from Banana Republic (for only $14!) that I truly fell in love with a pair of dress pants (meaning, something fancier than jeans). I know a lot of women struggle with loving dress pants, and I always use these pants as an example. A fun, unique fit (pleated top, cropped/skinny bottom, high-wasited, wide legs, for example) can be a great way to have fun with dress pants!

Shopping tip: Try looking for a unique fit for your work pants at stores like Urban Outfitters, ASOS or Zara. My picks:

1. Urban Outfitters, $59
2. ASOS, $53
3. ASOS, $62
4. Gap, $60
5. Forever 21, $18

18 comments:

  1. I have a big problem with dress pants! In the winter, at work, I wear mostly skirts with tights. I thought I bwas the only one that had this problem. I feel better now. 

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  2. jseverydayfashionMay 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    @9b3694d8478c8136b2bd7c702d67e335 we are not alone! I've met several women who feel the same way. :-)

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  3. J- is there a way to search your site for other flashback Fridays without having to search page by page.  

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  4. jseverydayfashionMay 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    @33adf5e7a7a3ee84e72310cb8110bf46  Yes, all of my Flashback Friday posts are grouped together in their own section under "Favorite Posts and Videos" (it's blue link in the right-hand column of the blog).

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  5.  I love khakis it's a great alternative to jeans and it's really versatile :)http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this! You have the greatest ideas. :)
    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com 

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  7.  Great pants!  I know the feeling, I used to have to wear black or gray dress pants every day and it was SO boring!  Love the orange top and the striped top!!

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow, I love every single look pictured here.  I would wear them ALL to work.  I have the same trouble with work pants.  They bore me.  I need to get a pair like these!  (and your yellow cardi and matching pumps!)
    xoxo
    Lia 

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  9. I don't usually like khakis but those are super cute! love that you style them with heels. sassy!
     

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  10. What do you type in the seach engine on Mjr sales when you are shopping tops. You have shown a couple cute ones lately, it seems like all I can find are turtle necks etc. Just curious if you shop a particular style?  I LOVE your blog and check it out everyday for ideas. Your style is so stinkin cute! :) Thank you!!

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  11. jseverydayfashionMay 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    @0edeb1a21313636fdbeb9ddfe6a858cc My best tips for finding cute stuff is to look in the "New Arrivals" section! The really good stuff sells out within a few hours, but they are adding new stuff all the time so that's where the best stuff is. Good luck!

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  12. I especially love the bottom left and right outfit!  You make it look so effortless! :) love the bottom left and right outfit!  You make it look so effortless! :)

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  13. Thanks! P.s. Cute outfit today! :o) 

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  14.  My sister bought me a pair of pants like this for my bday... I love them, but have a hard time finding things to wear with them that I think look good. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration... I will definitely be trying some of these combos!

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  15. Great seeing your multiple variations, too often I get in the rut with my pieces. Thanks for the new ideas.

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  16. Looks 2, 4, 5 6, & 8 are my favorites. I am noticing, these chic and casual khakis look phenomenal with white tops. The overall look is neutral but chic.

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  17. Im loving the look with the wide(r) belt used in 5 and 6!

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