Black Pants for Work: Modern Tuxedo

I cap off my feature on black pants with black tuxedo trousers.  I love that these pants have a classic trouser shape while the ivory stripe adds on-trend flair.

Pants:  Ann Taylor Petites (Available here)
Blazer:  Ann Taylor (Available here)

My love for tuxedo-inspired styles is never-ending.  For this look, I paired the tuxedo trousers with a cropped ivory tuxedo blazer and a bib-front tank for a modern take on the tuxedo.

Ivory tank:  LOFT Petites (Sold out on-line; may be available in stores)
Black tank:  Old Navy Petites (Similar here)

Bag:  Target
Bangles:  ??? (old)

I added wooden bangles and a bright zebra print bag for an unexpected mix.

I like this outfit quite a bit, but I think if I were to do it over, I would up the tribal accessories and inspiration to make the mix of tribal and tuxedo more deliberate looking.  If you’re going to do something, commit, right?  🙂

Boots:  Target (Available here)

Are you a fan of tuxedo-inspired looks? How do you keep your black pants interesting for work?

For these pants in another look, see here.
For this tank in another outfit, see here.

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. Oh I like your take on the tuxedo, everything looks great together. I'm always a lover of black and white and this is no exception and I love the way you add extra touches like the bag and bangles to add some spice to the outfit. I actually own a pair of pants that a similar with the line down the side but it's so hard for me to style it because I don't really dress in business attire. But I'm getting some inspiration from you right now! 🙂


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  2. Black pants are a great canvas for creating fun looks and I love the color of your blazer. You know I actually say that to myself sometimes when I have my bad days to keep my mind positive when it's having negative thoughts. It's great advice to give to people! 🙂


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  3. Thanks Nina! I'm on the other side – I have to wear business attire, but I am trying hard to make it fun and more "me." 🙂

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  4. I love this post. I really need to try those tips. That is something I struggle constantly with. Love the outfit too!!

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