Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Did you notice my Wednesday theme is different today? I have zero outfit pictures this week! I will blame it on summer and lack of routine.
Do you own any palazzo pants – flowy, non wrinkle with no need to iron, feel like you are in your pajamas pants – that are still socially acceptable? I have a few pairs that are just that and with an elastic waist. As a teacher, I really hate to deal with fussy clothing during my approximately 1.5 minute bathroom breaks. Even if you aren’t a teacher, I think these are office appropriate, weekend party appropriate, meeting appropriate and so much more. The other benefit I have found is that I can wear them in most seasons here in Kentucky. When I start school the AC can be freezing cold and in the winter our heater is way too intense so I find that I almost have to have a seasonless school wardrobe. I’m most comfortable in pants and a short sleeve or 3/4 length top with a third layer than can be removed.
Here is a photo of what I’m talking about. I really like these – I feel the pattern is seasonless (like I mentioned before) and there is both brown and black which makes them versatile.
The ones on the left below are definitely more spring and summer. The other ones on the right can be worn a little bit longer into fall I think. I always get compliments when I wear these pants. I think they really make you look “put together”.
Tip: I have found it makes life easier to have black in all of these pairs for easy matching to a black top.
Tip: I am 5’4 so I have looked in the petite section for these or looked for a cropped version that will be full length on me usually.
I also repeat this same technique with my skirts. You may look better in an A line skirt, a midi skirt, or a maxi skirt, so you can use any of those styles, but I think the best for my shape is a simple pencil type skirt. All of my skirts are pull on just like the pants and they all have black in them!
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. This is the LulaRoe Cassie skirt. It doesn’t wrinkle and no ironing required.
The one on the left is the only one new this season – from Steinmart and it’s a linen type material so does slightly wrinkle, the leopard is from Chico’s, and the black and white jaguar is another Cassie.
So, if all of these pants and skirts have black in them, what do you wear on top?
I have a small collection of tops that will work with these. I like to look for interesting details – flutter sleeves, tassels, criss cross – that type of thing.
So, I think I can safely get away with one of these pants outfits and one of these skirt outfits per week.
This also makes your footwear easy. I currently own the Soda wedges on the left (better for school if I’m not standing all day but pretty comfortable), Tieks flats, patent Birks. The two on the right are possibilities that I may keep.
They are both from Steinmart. The first was only $25.
This one was $44. I like the 70s clog vibe and the almost suede material could work into fall.
I am still looking for comfortable yet stylish teacher shoes to start school. I am very picky and I am literally standing on concrete floors for 8 hours a day, so it takes a good shoe!
Tip: I keep multiple pairs of flip flops, Birkenstocks, etc. in my classroom so that I can switch out during the day.
I want to hear from you! What do you think about patterned palazzo pants and skirts with a black top and black shoes? Could this work for your lifestyle?
Thanks for reading!