Tuesday, March 26, 2013

5D5W: Pants

For today's 5 Days, 5 Ways challenge we have pants (or if you want, skirts!). I obviously do not struggle with wearing pants since it is what I wear ~95% of the time (but not always by choice). I originally was going to show ways I've worn my favorite pair of jeans, but after Kimmie pointed out that wearing a black cardigan is just about the easiest thing out there to do (so true) yesterday, I felt I needed to step up my game for this blogging challenge.

A few weeks ago AJ posted the cutest outfit - I needed those pants in my closet immediately. I have always wanted to wear floral pants, but almost all of them out there are printed denim, and as I've learned the hard way, I just don't like printed/colored denim on myself. But these were dress pants - much more flattering for my thighs. I went to Target in hopes that I could find a pair for myself - and I did find them on the mythical clearance rack that everyone always has so much luck at, but I never find anything on. Except these pants. I found these pants for $12 and change. TARGET DOES IT AGAIN.

But because they require a little bit of alterations at the waist, I haven't worn them yet in the "real" world. Instead I played dress up in my bedroom. I came up with the following six (overachiever status) outfits. Which one is your favorite?


Outfit 1:
Blazer: Overstock.com  [similar]
Blouse: Banana Republic
Necklace: Souvenir from Australia
Shoes: Old Navy  [similar]

Outfit 2:
Sweater: Gap  [similar]
Button-up: J.Crew Factory  [exact]
Necklace: Forever 21  [save | splurge]
Shoes: Tory Burch  [exact]


Outfit 3:
Tee: Target
Necklace: Forever 21
Bag: Coach  [current version]
Bracelets: Forever 21
Sandals: Target [very similar]

Outfit 4:
Jacket: Souvenir from Germany [similar]
Shirt: Forever 21
Necklace: Gift from my mom/sister
Watch: Target
Shoes: Crown Vintage [really cute option]


Outfit 5:
Blazer: Old Navy [similar]
Tee: Gap
Necklace: Wal-Mart [very similar]
Watch: Fossil
Shoes: Tory Burch [exact]

Outfit 6:
Chambray: J.Crew Factory [exact]
Scarf: H&M
Shoes: Aldo [similar]

And all together now:

Looking to add neutral colored floral pants to your closet? Try this Tilly pair for $14, this pair F21 pair for $23, or this Ann Taylor pair for $60!

Your turn! How have you worn different bottoms? Please link up below. Tomorrow's challenge is accessories - the link up will be on Whitney's blog! I'll give you one guess what my accessory will be.

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