Have you fellow East Coasters dug yourselves out enough to head back to work today?
During the spring and summer, my work wardrobe contains no shortage of dresses and skirts. But during the winter, I fight with Metro’s delays enough during my commute that I am not going to fight with Mother Nature, too. Pants it is!
I’ll tell it to you straight, I’ve tried most of the crop pants out there on the market since I think they work well with my body type and they always come in petite, which means I don’t have to pay my tailor to hem them. I’ve tried the J Crew Minnie, the Banana Republic Sloan Pant, and recently discovered my all-time favorite: Ann Taylor’s Tailored Ponte Leggings.
Seriously, y’all, the product description for these should read, “these pants are magic.”
Last week, my team at work went out for lunch to celebrate my boss’s birthday. (Mind you, I work on a team of eight women, most of which are also under 30.)
Halfway through lunch, we realize half of us are wearing these pants and convince the other members of our team to buy them. At a 100% approval rating, that’s a stronger recommendation that your average toothpaste! They’re structured, yet stretchy, and polished, yet comfy. And they are slimming even after an on-the-compnay birthday lunch, complete with tapas-style desserts. I mean, there’s not much more you can ask from a work pant.
Like I did here, I like pairing them with a heel, especially on days that I have a big meeting and want an extra boost of confidence. Finish off the look with a tailored shirt—I love adding pops of color to my winter wardrobe since everything else is so drab—and structured wool coat, and getting dressed in the morning will almost be as easy as when you throw on those summertime dresses. Almost.
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Ann Taylor Tailored Ponte Leggings
J Crew Factory Shirt—similar here
J Crew Factory City Coat—identical here
J Crew Factory Suede D’Orsay Pumps
Ray Ban Original Aviators
Sole Society Leopard Print Foldover Clutch
Tory Burch Fitbit Leather Wrap Bracelet
Photos by Monica
I wear pants in the winter too (hello snow) and I also found a pair of black pants that I love. They’re a lot comfier than jeans so I don’t even mind “dressing up”on week days! I love how simple your oufit is, something I would wear for sure!
Yes! That is how I feel about these pants, and sometimes i even wear them on weekend. So glad you found your “magic pants.”
Perfect outfit and perfect backdrop! Can’t wait to go back 🙂
I have heard so many good things about these pants!
They really are the best!
Love it! Cute and comfy. I am super lucky. I teach yoga so I get to wear yoga clothes to work:)
Ah! Now that is the life!
I’ll have to check these out because I am always on the hunt for work pants! I try to wear dresses for work usually, but some day’s comfy just wins!
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Yes! Let me know if you need sizing recommendations :]
you work style is super cute!! I’ve been looking for low inch heels that weren’t kitten, but also weren’t stripper (lol). These ones are perfect.
p.s. I love the J Crew Minnie, but will have to give the Ann Taylor ones a go!
Thank you, Roxy! These really are the perfect height.
super classy! I love how you mixed a pop of pink with leopard print – looks awesome!
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Thanks so much!
I love your outfit! Very chic and stylish and great selection for the professional and corporate world. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much, Daria!
I am ALWAYS on the hunt for a good cropped pants, since I also live in them at work. I would have never thought to try these since they say leggings… thanks for the review I am going to pin this so I remember to pick up a pair!
YAY! So glad I am not the only one. These are leggings, but they are dry-clean only, so they’re definitely work pants! ;]
Radiant! So simple and chic and looks very warm too which is very essential. That pop of color with the top is beautiful.
Thanks so much, Nelo! xx
I love the JCrew Minnie pant but I need to try these like ASAP.
Yes! They won’t disappoint. Zipper is even on the side just like the Minnie!
I love this professional look! And you’re right, there’s nothing better than a comfortable and chic work pant!
Thanks so much, Anna!
I love this outfit! I’m always on the hunt for a legging/pant combo that I can wear to work!
Thanks so much lady! xx
I absolutely adore that coat!!! So cute!
Thanks Kristin! xx
You work look is so cute! I’m currently in college and work as a nanny, so as you can imagine, I don’t really have a need for dressy work clothes yet. Your post makes me excited to dress up for work one day though!
Thanks so much, Jess! Yes, I lived that life once too, but I am sure you’ll have somewhere to dress up soon!
Love your work style!
I love the coat! And the pants look fab! It’s always tough to find a really good pair that you love, sounds like you found one though!
Thanks so much, Rachel! Always nice to have a good pair of pants in your wardrobe. xx
That clutch is AMAZING! Plus, the price point is perfection! Adorable outfit!
The Teacup of Style
Thanks so much! The clutch definitely is a steal!
Okay, I need those pants asap!! And I love your leopard clutch which is a fraction of the cost of the Clare V version. Such a classic and polished look!
Taffeta & Tulips
Thanks Kate! Let me know if you get the pants! And yes, love that clutch – exactly why I bought it! Just could not swing the Clare V one right now. So glad I found this one.
I always feel like I am wearing the same thing in the winter because I keep to a similar outfit – black ponte pants, black cardigan/blazer and a colorful top. Thanks for the recommendation for new ponte pants! I really need to replace my current ones….