Well, we’re in the home stretch! It’s the last week of March. Today I have a work wear look for you featuring these bi-stretch skinny ankle pants from Gap.
Normally I’m not a fan of ankle length pants because I feel like they make me look frumpy, but these are slim enough with enough stretch to make them fit more like skinny jeans than trousers, and they seem to work for me. If you are a similar build, you may like them too.
For size reference, I’m wearing the 6. They were snug at first, but they do stretch out as you wear them. I also ordered the 8, and I prefer the fit of the size 6. Also, today is the last day of the Gap Friends & Family Sale! With 40% off, these pants end up being only $31.48. For that price, you might as well get two pairs! (I also got the Brindle and the Navy Diamond print.)
SALE ALERT >> 40% off everything online at GAP.com + free shipping with code FFSALE! Ends 3/27. PLUS earn $25 in GAPCASH for every $50 you spend through 5/9.
Here’s a better look at this top. For size reference, I’m wearing the small. I really like how the blush color is more saturated than some, and the scallop detail is cute. When it gets warmer, I can wear it alone, but for now, it works well under a blazer or jean jacket.
I usually go for a scoop or v-shaped neckline, which is more flattering for my body type, but this works okay, especially with a structured blazer over top. It is a little sheer, so you may prefer to wear a cami underneath, although I did not.
This white crepe blazer works really well with this color palette, and I like how the collarless design allows you to see the scallop detail on the top. I have a medium in the jacket.
This jacket does have light shoulder pads, which it needs for proper structure. In a blazer, the shoulder area is the only part you can’t easily alter, so you always want the shoulders to fit right, then most anything else can be fixed. Visually, the shoulder seam of a blazer should hit right about where your own shoulder ends. If jacket does not reach the end of your shoulder, it’s too small, and if it goes too far over your shoulder, it is too big.
I did the lean-against-the-wall trick to determine that this jacket is the right size and fits well in the shoulders. It seemed to fit right, but in these pictures, it looks a tad large to my eyes. It’s comfortable to move around in, though, and I don’t think I could wear a small. You’ll have to let me know what you think.
BLAZER FIT TIP >> When wearing a blazer, with your arms relaxed at your sides, slowly lean your shoulder into a wall. As you lean in against the wall, your shoulder and the end of the shoulder pad should hit the wall at the same time. If the shoulder pad touches first, then the shoulders are too large. If your shoulder touches first well before the shoulder pad, then the shoulders are too small for you.
Also, I totally forgot to put on jewelry before leaving the house to shoot this look. I would have added my favorite silver link bracelet and my two-tone watch to finish off this look. I just so happened to sleep in my triad hoops the night before, so fortunately I at least had earrings on!
My bag is old, but I linked to a similar color on Amazon. Also, the kate spade new york mylie hobo in the grey is on sale for $208 at Shopbop. I really like the combination of grey with gold hardware.
I wore neutral suede ankle strap sandals, but you could certainly wear pumps if your work place requires closed toe shoes. I like a nude shoe with this look. It helps elongate the legs and doesn’t distract from the colors in the outfit, but another option would be white pumps. They could be really sharp with this.
Although I don’t work in a professional office environment, I can see myself wearing this outfit to church or out to lunch with friends. I really like the price point on these pants, and they come in a ton of colors as well as a few prints as well.
Gap bi-stretch skinny ankle pants in Jungle Green (40% off with code FFSALE) // Chelsea28 crepe blazer // BR scallop front top // Sam Edelman ankle strap sandals (similar for less; and even less) // Marc Jacobs satchel (similar for less; and even less) // triple hoop earrings
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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