Q. I bought a pair of linen/cotton wide-leg pants from Gap a couple of weeks ago. I bought them because they were really comfortable, but now I’m not sure what sorts of tops to wear them with. Can they work as both casual and dressy/work pants? I hope you can give me some suggestions as to what can be paired with them.
A. You’ll wear these cuffed linen wide leg pants for years to come, so it was a great purchase. Though somewhat tailored, you can wear them with casual items in addition to the expected work appropriate items.
For the office, tuck in a floaty feminine blouse and add a little cardigan or fitted blazer if the air conditioning is on full blast. Pair it with peep toe pumps, pretty wedges or t-strap sandals and you’ve got a great work look. On weekends, pair them with a simple tank and flat sandals for a relaxed casual look.
Here are two options for the office:
Left: Pair a feminine blouse with a lightweight cardigan and a skinny belt. All from oldnavy.com
Right: A slimfitting short-sleeve belted sweater is also a chic option. From bananarepublic.com