Affordable Work Wear Pants from Dress Barn
Greetings on this fine Tuesday! The sun is shining, the air is cool and crisp, and I’m excited to bring you some affordable work wear pants today. The folks at Dress Barn reached out to me and invited me to try their two best selling pants – the Super Stretch and the Secret Agent. I know many of you like to see work wear outfits, so I figured this was a good opportunity to give them another shot.
I styled both looks with the same sweater, but I changed up my shoes and jewelry. This first look features these classic fit pull-on pants in charcoal. I was pleasantly surprised to see how these fit. Finally, a dress pant that is slim through the legs without being skin-tight!
I really like the shape of these, and the 1″ split hem is a really nice detail. I feel like that makes them look more expensive than they are. They have a 30″ inseam, so they’re perfect for wearing with heels or flats. I wore suede pumps with a 3 1/2″ heel, but you could definitely wear a lower heel or even flats with these.
You may recognize the sweater I’m wearing — I styled it with bootcut jeans during 25 Days of Fall Fashion. It’s soft and comfortable with a flattering scoop neck and a shirttail hem. I wore it untucked with these pants, but you’ll see it tucked in with the next pair.
I chose this hematite and silver station necklace to bring in the grey tones from the pants, and I think it’s so pretty on the purple.
Loft Shirttail Hem Sweater // Dress Barn Super Stretch Classic Fit Pull-On Pants c/o // Stuart Weitzman pumps (old; similar style) Stella & Dot Station Necklace // similar tote
In this next look, I’m wearing the Secret Agent pull-on trousers with a wider leg. These have a hidden mesh tummy-control panel that secretly slims the middle, and I am all for that!
These pants are lightweight and stretchy and very comfortable. They’re not lined, but they aren’t see-through at all, and they’re machine washable, which is a nice bonus!
I decided to tuck in my sweater because it didn’t look so great untucked with these wider leg pants. I don’t usually tuck things in, but in this case, it’s a long sweater, so I let a couple inches blouse out over the pants so it doesn’t look too short. That also keeps it from being too bulky where the material is tucked in.
These pants have a 31″ inseam, so for me that means they require a heel (or they would be easy to hem.) I like heels with wide legged pants, though, and this time I changed them out for burgundy suede pumps. Mine are no longer available in this color, but I’ll link up some similar options below. I love the 2 1/2″ heel on these because it makes them easy to walk in but still gives me a nice lift.
If you’re looking for versatile work wear pants, you can’t beat these pants for the price. I also love these shades of grey, but they come in black as well.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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