Welcome to 'The outfit of this week' (OOTW). The OOTW was on holidays, but it's back and ready to share a lot of tips with you!
If you are new to the WOW NOW community, this is how the 'OOTW' works. Once a week I will send you a photo of one of my outfits or an outfit. I will explain the individual pieces including the accessories.
It will be all about how and why they all work together. Where did I get it from and where did I wear it to, or where you can wear it to.
It will be a great inspiration when creating your outfits!
Today I am replying to Sherry Leeann's question: How to wear 7/8 trousers in a business environment and still look corporate/ businesslike ?
7/8 trousers are a great way to showcase your shoes!
However you need to be aware of the fact that they can make your legs looks shorter. So if you have shorter legs or are very short I recommend you make sure you avoid them in dark colours that create a high contrast with your skin and avoid them if they have a wide leg.
Something like in the picture in a pastel colour will work best.
On the other hand if you have long legs or are tall you can go for them in any colour and leg width
You can making your 7/8 pants look more dressy, by playing with the top, and the shoes you wear them with. Also keep in mind than the darker the colour of the pants, and the more tapered the leg the more dressy they will look.
The pants on the picture above are what I would call the most dressy you can get when it comes to this length. Teamed with a blouse, a jacket and a pair of shoes like the one in the picture make them more dressy.
In the picture below the look with black pants is the more dressy, the one with the grey ones is between and the look with the blue ones is the most casual. Solid and dark colour are more dressy and patterns and brighter colours can be more casual. The blue shoes are the most casual because they are open and because of the colour itself. I would avoid open shoes when wanting to look more professional and credible.
Now, let's look at tops. The one of brighter blue on the left is the more casual. It looks more like a t-shirt making it more relaxed. The long sleeve with the loose style is the middle. And the white on the right is the more dressy. There are two reasons why it looks more dressy; It is in a solid colour and is a proper blouse in a more fitted style.
So it is all going to depend on the type of shirt and shoes you wear the 7/8 trousers with. If you add a jacket, in a more fitted structured style you will make them even dressier.
As a general rule loose unstructured styles are more casual. Fitted structured styles command more credibility.
In today's OOTW it was easier to use photos from the internet as opposed to have my own outfits to explain the point. But generally I will be sharing where I got the clothes from.
Now it's your turn, what shoes and tops do you have in your wardrobe to team up with your trousers?
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