Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Office Matchy in Wide, Wide Legs

When I have a new piece that I'm nervous excited about, I tend to do a few try-ons in the closet to see how it's going to look on me. I kind of just winged it with these pants.
 I did put the jacket, the teal shell and the shoes together with it, and I had picked out all my jewelry the night before, but I didn't do the finishing touch until I got dressed this morning.


  • Jacket - Suzy Shier, thrifted; last seen here with blah magenta and white in August 2016
  • Shell - Jessica, thrifted; not tracked
  • Trousers - Linda Lundstrom, swap from Caro; given to me here on the weekend 
  • Shoes - First by Feet First; last seen here in May with a sack dress

 Let's get to the elephant in the room - these are whackadoo pants! They are a rounded profile, like someone with really large knees stretched them out. They're wide in the leg but taper down to the ankles. They are weird...
 But I like them! They were really fun to wear.

I know they might not look super-flattering, but maybe it's like with the skinny jeans in the mid-oughts: we just need to give our eyes time to get used to seeing wide-legged trousers again?
 If they have pockets, they're a win in my book.

I asked Emily from work if I could feature her in today's post. Why? We matched!
Oops, I forgot to take off my keys/access cards
Emily is my finger on the zeitgeist of officewear. If she's wearing it, then it's the thing to wear. We are both doing: 
  • Cropped, fitted jackets that don't do up, with scrunched up arms
  • A basic solid coloured shell, not a high neck
  • High-waisted, full pants with a tapered ankle
  • An obi-style belt (mine's separate, hers is attached to her pants)
  • Pointed-toe basic pumps


I'm doing a whole lot more colour, obviously, but so similar! I haven't been this matchy with someone in the office in a long time. I did get many compliments on this outfit, so I dunno, maybe I've struck gold with my outfit? 

The stuff: 
 Blue suede shoes. You really can't go wrong!

Silver and steel bling (with a side of blue):
The obi was the missing piece that I did not anticipate needing, but once I put it on, it just pulled everything together. Good thing I had a magenta, blue and teal one!


  • Obi - Smoking Lily, thrifted
  • Earrings - Joyce's, vintage 80s
  • Chain bracelet - thrifted
  • Hematite bracelet - thrifted
  • Death Star ring - Soul Flower
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

14 comments:

  1. It's fun to experiment with clothing shapes that we would have otherwise rejected - you never know what outfit you might come up with. I love wide-leg pants and I prefer them to the skinny legging-like pants that so many people are wearing.
    Nice colour pairing in this outfit.

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    1. It is! I still have issues with skinny jeans - I feel very self-conscious in them. Thanks, Shelley!

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    1. Thank you! I have several Smoking Lily obis - I used to wear them a lot many years ago. Glad I kept 'em!

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  3. TA DA! You totally nailed this look Sheila...and you say you winged it? WELL DONE!

    You and Emily are indeed wearing very similar silhouettes! COOL!

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  4. We've got a winner !!!
    ("as usual" Vizzini would say )
    wow the pants, wow the color scheme, wow the fit and OMG that obi belt.

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    1. I think Vizzini would say, "No one cares about your stupid pants, Woman!" ha ha!

      Thank you, Lorena!

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  5. I quite like a pair of wide legged trousers. Love how you pulled it all together with the obi! xxx

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  6. I live this ensemble--both the array of colors and the terrific shapes of the pieces. Flowy pants and pointed pumps, anthem cropped jacket!!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It was outside my comfort zone, but I was really happy with it.

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  7. Oh, these are very flattering in my opinion! Fitted nicely in the hips & bum; clearly their wideness of leg is theirs only, not yours; and their below-heel length with highish waist makes your legs appear practically endless.

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    1. Thanks, Radostin! Aw, that's so nice. I always feel weird in pants.

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