Work Wear: Pants

Working in a corporate environment, many of my clothing purchases are for work.   I try to find pieces that can mix and match with many items in my closet. I am a strong proponent that just because it's work doesn't mean you can't have fun with your outfit!! Working in a business casual environment, dress pants are a staple item.  You can find all types of cuts, fabrics and colors.  Having a variety of pants can break up the monotony of a "work uniform". My rule is to keep the more modern "fun" styles in basic colors.  I'll buy the classic cut pants in more adventurous colors.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the JCrew Reese pants (last seen here)! They are my favorites and I can't say enough about them. The crepe material makes them extremely comfortable, you won't think you have dress pants on when you wear them.  A cropped length is great for both flats and heels. I like how the length shows off your shoes!  I wear these year round and am looking at what color I should purchase next. Maybe the blue?

When you need a more traditional dress pant The Limited's Cassidy pant should be your go to pant.  This pant will make you feel like one of Olivia Pope's gladiators.  You mean business! They will make your legs look really long especially when you add a pointy toe heal.  This pant looks especially good when you tuck in and belt your top.

JCrew's Minnie pant is a fun pant (last seen here), especially for Spring and Summer.  I have both the dark green and black pair and wear them at least once a week. It's slim fitting but the stretchy fabric is super flattering.  I typically add longer length tops and tunics with this pant. I recommend going down a size because they will stretch a bit as you wear them.

This pair by Vince Camuto may be my next purchase. I love the belted waist and the pink color is to die for!  I will style them with a slim fitted button down (from this post) and a pair of pointy toe heals.
Let me know in the comments if you have any other great pant recommendations.

Kara Krittenbrink


  1. You look simply amazing! Swoon worthy! Oh, and I LOVE those blush pants!! :) Also, thank you SO much for always being so kind and supportive! Means the world to me! Sending you much love, darling!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  2. Love this style of trousers, like your styling! x

  3. I love these different dress pants! I work in a corporate environment too and have to find creative ways to wear fun clothes to the office. Your outfit is chic and work appropriate!


  4. Love that look. Saw it on you on Facebook. You looked adoreable. Good nail color too. Sandy

  5. You are rocking this outfit! Cute!

  6. I'm loving those blush pants, beyond chic!!

    XO Courtney