Pants on Parade

Bows & Sequins styling Express' new pants for fall!

I’ve never been much of a pants girl. When I put my summer skirts and dresses away for the season, I tend to just opt for jeans. But when the cooler months last for about 8-9 months out of the year in Chicago, wearing denim all day, everyday tends to get a little redundant, even when I’m switching up the cuts and washes!

Simply put, I’ve never really felt like pants fit me that well. It can be a challenge to find a pair that fits both in the waist and the hips, and even more challenging to find a pair that fits those two without being too baggy down the leg.

In an effort to make sure I’m not taking the easy route with jeans all fall and winter long, I’ve been on a mission to find a few pairs of pants that will dress up my go-to attire for meetings and events around the city. You can never go wrong with a slim-fitting black pair of pants (if they fit well!), but I wanted to shake it up a little bit more.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place.

I’ve partnered with Express to find the perfect dressy pant  and couldn’t be happier! I first saw these wide-leg, flared herringbone pants and knew I wanted to try them on, but figured they’d make me look as wide as a house. Not the case, at all! With the high-rise that cinches in the waist and the slightly wide leg that seriously elongates my frame, they couldn’t be more flattering. I can’t wait to wear them with a sleek black turtleneck when it gets cooler!

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of wide-leg work pants, pointed toe pumps, and a metallic leather tote.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of wool wide-leg pants for work! She paired them with a cream colored sweater, grey pointed toe pumps, and a sleek metallic tote.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins wearing a white howlite statement necklace from Express.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins styling a monochromatic fall work outfit with a short sleeve sweater, statement necklace, and wool pants.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins styling a monochromatic fall work outfit with a short sleeve sweater, statement necklace, and wool pants.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place.

Bows & Sequins styling a monochromatic fall work outfit with a short sleeve sweater, statement necklace, and wool pants.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of wide-leg work pants, pointed toe pumps, and a metallic leather tote.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of chevron herringbone wool wide-leg pants for the work place. Jessica styled them with a short sleeved sweater, a statement necklace, a metallic tote, and textured grey pumps.

Bows & Sequins wearing a cute fall work outfit. She paired a silky pink blouse with olive green slim-fit ankle trousers, nude pointed toe pumps, a cream-colored crossbody bag, a white link statement necklace, and blush pink sunglasses.

It’s no secret that darker shades of olive and forest green are some of my favorite hues to wear all year long. So when I found these ankle-length pants in a beautiful green shade, I was crossing all of my fingers and toes that the fit would be there, too! They’re more of a mid-rise, but they have a little bit of stretch so they fit both my waist and hips without that dreaded baggy knee look that can be all too common.

Bows & Sequins showing how pink can be worn throughout the fall with blush pink sunglasses and a rosy pink blouse for work.

I fell in love with this slim-fit striped Portofino shirt that I styled last month (see the post here!), and knew I needed to add another one to my closet. This rosy pink shade was too good to pass up, and I absolutely love the way it looks with olive green!

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of olive green pants for work. She paired the ankle-length pants with a rosy pink silky blouse, nude pointed toe pumps from Kate Spade, and a cream-colored crossbody bag.

Get the Looks…

Outfit #1
Express Short-Sleeved Sweater
Express Wide-Leg Pants
Express Statement Necklace
Michael Kors Pumps (old, similar here)
Ivanka Trump Handbag (old, similar here, here, here, & here)
Ray-Ban Aviators
Michael Kors Watch (old, similar here & here)

Outfit #2
Express Silky Button-Front Shirt
Express Slim Ankle Pants
Kate Spade Pumps
Express Link Necklace
Kate Spade Bag
Express Sunglasses

Bows & Sequins wearing blush pink sunglasses, a rosy button-front blouse, and a white link necklace.

Bows & Sequins wearing blush pink sunglasses, a rosy button-front blouse, and a white link necklace.

Bows & Sequins wearing a cute fall work outfit. She paired a silky pink blouse with olive green slim-fit ankle trousers, nude pointed toe pumps, a cream-colored crossbody bag, a white link statement necklace, and blush pink sunglasses.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of olive green pants for work. She paired the ankle-length pants with a rosy pink silky blouse, nude pointed toe pumps from Kate Spade, and a cream-colored crossbody bag.

Bows & Sequins wearing a cute fall work outfit. She paired a silky pink blouse with olive green slim-fit ankle trousers, nude pointed toe pumps, a cream-colored crossbody bag, a white link statement necklace, and blush pink sunglasses.

Bows & Sequins wearing a cute fall work outfit. She paired a silky pink blouse with olive green slim-fit ankle trousers, nude pointed toe pumps, a cream-colored crossbody bag, a white link statement necklace, and blush pink sunglasses.

Bows & Sequins styling the new Kate Spade Byrdie Bag.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of slim-fit ankle length pants for work. A silky pink blouse, olive green pants, nude pointed toe pumps, and a cream-colored crossbody bag.

Bows & Sequins wearing blush pink sunglasses, a rosy button-front blouse, and a white link necklace.

Bows & Sequins wearing a cute fall work outfit. She paired a silky pink blouse with olive green slim-fit ankle trousers, nude pointed toe pumps, a cream-colored crossbody bag, a white link statement necklace, and blush pink sunglasses.

Created in partnership with Express

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11 Comments

  1. 9.6.16
    Mary commented:

    both outfits are so stinkin cute on you!! I love that pink color on you. Loving both looks equally– I have to get to Express stat! The necklaces are also both beauts!
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  2. 9.6.16

    Both of these outfits are wonderful girl.

  3. 9.6.16
    Natali commented:

    Wow! Both are such a perfectly styled outfits and I’m loving both pants equally! Well done!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  4. 9.7.16
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    You look fab in both outfits, but my personal fave is the second option, but that’s a lot to do with my style, I’m not really one for baggy pants! 🙂

    Love the pink shirt and necklace too, both are just so pretty!!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermitndolly.com

  5. 9.7.16
    Kelli commented:

    These looks are so great. I’m loving the rose and olive color combo, but am truly obsessed with the wide leg outfit. It looks amazing on you and I’m already planning my trip to Express.

  6. 9.7.16
    Meg commented:

    Very cute office attire!
    -Meg
    http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

  7. 9.9.16
    Ann-Louise commented:

    I love pants and I think you look so good in them! Love both outfits! <3

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

  8. 9.9.16
    Charlotte Sando commented:

    Great post – love the 2. outfit!! 🙂

  9. 9.9.16

    Those Herringbone pants look amazing on you! Perfect cut and length 🙂

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

  10. 9.18.16
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    you look so chic! these would make the best office looks. xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/