I get a lot of requests for more work wear looks, but my lifestyle is pretty casual so I mostly live in jeans. My one exception is my black lined skinny pants. These are what I wear when I need to dress up more than jeans, but I don’t want to wear a dress or skirt.
Black pants are a great wardrobe staple because you can dress them up or down depending on your top, and you can wear them with ankle boots, flats, or pumps. This makes them the perfect base for a work outfit.
My pants are no longer available, but I also love these black Pintucked Ponte Pants from LOFT (also available in burgundy) at 40% off. And White House Black Market has these Seasonless Ankle Pants made of wool gabardine that are also a great closet staple if you work in a professional environment.
The folks at Elizabeth & Clarke recently sent me this top from their winter box to style, and my first thought when I saw it was how perfect it would be for the office! It pairs perfectly with black trousers. It is called The Cooper, and it’s a cozy grey sweater with crisp white cuffs and hem that gives the layered look without the bulk of layers.
Elizabeth & Clarke is a subscription box service that designs, develops, and manufactures their own line of basics. They only sell the collection online, thus eliminating the middleman and the need for expensive physical stores.
Customers can choose from 3 subscription offers: 1 shirt for $30, 2 shirts for $50 ($25 per shirt), or 3 shirts for $60 ($20 per shirt). Non-subscribers as well as subscribers can purchase styles in-between seasons for $40 per shirt, or if they want to save some money, they can add styles to their subscription box for the same price as their subscription plan.
In addition to this top, they sent me a black cotton top with cut-out shoulder detail and an asymmetrical vest in a gorgeous camel color. I’ll be styling those in future posts.
I was definitely impressed with their quality and style. This top is part of the winter collection, so it is on the thicker side, which is nice. It is comfortable and flattering, and as nice as it looks with black pants, it would also work well with dark blue jeans or even a light-wash jean for a more casual weekend vibe.
I accessorized with a long pendant, and I carried an orange clutch for color.
My black suede pumps are verrrry old Stuart Weitzmans, and they are incredibly comfortable for pumps. Of course, you could wear ankle boots if you wanted something more weather appropriate, but I love the outfit with pumps so I braved the cold to take these pictures.
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