Black Pants for Work: Teal and Brocade

Today’s black pants look is a little bit of a cheat – they have a gold brocade print that definitely separates them from basic black pants.

When I bought these pants, I knew that I wanted to think of ways to wear them for day as well as evening.  As much as I love evening fashion, realistically, I spend much more of my life in work and casual clothes.  To get more use value out of these pants, I have been brainstorming some ideas of how to make these pants work-appropriate.

Pants:  LOFT Petites (Available in average length here)
Sweater:  The Limited (Sold out on-line; Similar here)

This outfit is different than looks I would normally pick, and I admit
it was a little outside of my comfort zone.  I don’t wear a ton of
sweaters, and pairing the preppier top half with the brocade pants was a
pairing I wouldn’t normally consider.  

Button-down top:  The Limited (Available here)
Heels:  Target (Available here)

In the end though, I loved this outfit and felt great in it all day.  The crew neck sweater in a pretty color layered over the button down shirt gives the pants a much more casual feel, while the classic black pumps keep the outfit professional.

All in all, I was quite happy with this look.

Bangle:  Target (old)
Tote:  The Limited

Would you wear brocade pants for the office?

For these pants in another outfit, see here.
For the button-down shirt in another look, 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. Love how you dressed down the trousers! They, are stunning trousers by the way.

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  2. I also love wide legged trousers! It really is a stunning suit! You look really good!

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  3. Jeans/Pants with voluminous legs can be very lovely, whether wide-leg pants or skirt-like palazzo pants. Even for a petite like yourself, you wear these pants quite well. The peep-toe shoes are an equally sweet touch to compliment such voluminous pants. The red handbag does make the look fun and chic. You're put together very nicely here. Classic Cassandra charm.

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  4. Thanks so much, John! I always know that you're going to like the wider leg looks – you have classic taste! 🙂

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  5. I love wide leg trousers! This is a stunning, classy look!

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  6. Thank you! I was really disappointed in these pics – the weather was extremely uncooperative which made my hair weird, but I loved this outfit. Completely professional, but it has some personal touches. 🙂

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  7. Thank you so much! These have a Katherine Hepburn feel to me that makes me wish I was taller, so I could pull of a long leggy look. Maybe in my next life. 😉

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  8. This is my first time seeing this outfit, as I apparently didn't comment on it or see it. The black pants and peep-toe shoes are nice, but I like the blazer and the Mandarin-style blouse. Charming style by you here!

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