Whatever happened to pant suits?


So yeah, you might think I’m going talk about how I’m so sorry I wore sweatpants in an outfit post, and how now I’m going to dress up and make an effort. Well, ok, I realize I need to make more of an effort, not just in outfits but in life in general.

But alas, I am still wearing the sweat pant. Only this was mailed to me by the lovely PRs at Mother Denim. This faux leather jogging pant is not your typical pair of sweats. Especially since I throw it on with a blazer and a tee (my go-to 3 minute outfit).  I’ve also forgone the annual fall boots purchase in favor of loafers. No, loafers are not the same thing as boots, but realizing that I have a lot of boots, and California isn’t exactly where boots play an essential part of surviving the weather, I got loafers.

So basically aside from the tee-shirt and the fact the pants are in the sweatpant style, I’m wearing black pants, a black blazer and loafers. The elements for workwear. Sure, it’s evolved to where you really couldn’t wear this outfit to an office job. Does this mean workwear can be worn outside the office while people are trying to wear jeans to work? Perhaps. I’ve seen guys wear ties to wear to their coffee shop jobs. So perhaps this is the female equivalent. I kind of like pant suits. Maybe it’s time to explore that some more.

Wearing: Blazer: Filipa K • Tee: Target • Necklace: House of Harlow • Pants: Gift from Mother • Loafers: Bass • Bag: Sophie Hulme

Photo by Lissa Jokinen

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Comments 2

  1. jen

    Actually, I think that would be a perfect office outfit for me, maybe subbing out a silk t-shirt. But I work at a tech company in Silicon Valley. I always want to find pants that are not jeans, but still comfortable and look a notch better. I work with the blue-shirt-and-khakis tech crowd, rather than the hipster tech crowd, so do feel a little more pressure to look professional. So it is my version of a suit.

    Also, my only shoe purchase this fall has been loafers. I gave up on boots a while ago, as it seems like there are about 3 days where it really feels cold enough to wear them.

  2. becky :: accooohtrements

    oh i love this so, so much.

    i have a job interview on thursday for something more formal than i’ve been doing over the past few years so i’ve been stressing about what to wear but a pant suit it is! thank you!

    becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

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