How To Dress Down Your Favorite Work Pants

Express Trousers • Caslon White Tee • Leather Jacket • Ray-Ban Aviators • Beautycounter Lipstick in Girls' Night • Gigi New York Circle Bag
Express Trousers • Caslon White Tee • Leather Jacket • Converse • Ray-Ban Aviators • Beautycounter Lipstick in Girls' Night • Gigi New York Circle Bag
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suit pants with leather jacket, how to dress down your work pants - My Style Vita
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How To Dress Down Your Favorite Work Pants
suit pants with leather jacket, how to dress down your work pants - My Style Vita

I bought this suit at the beginning of the fall season and have been finding myself grabbing the pieces to it often. I’m all about the jeans, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes it’s nice to switch things up and swap my beloved denim for some fun trousers. You may remember these from last week’s post on what to wear to a business meeting. They’re such a great update to regular work pants.

Dressing down your favorite work pants is something everyone should feel confident doing. It allows you to extend your closet so you don’t have to go crazy inesting in MORE clothes. Something I’ve been trying to do more of for sure. Plus, it let’s you switch out of work mode after your 9-5 without having to bring an entirely new outfit. This is something I always hated after work. People wanted to grab dinner or drinks after work and I just couldn’t sit around in my work clothes for one more hour. Swapping out a few things like throwing on a tee and leather jacket cna make you feel better and extend your outfit for the day.

I wanted to share a few tips on how to easily swap out a few parts of your outfit to dress down your favorite work pants.

How To Dress Down A Suit

Swap The Shoes

First and foremost, it’s smart to swap out those heels for something more comfortable. It instantly dresses your look down, but honestly, isn’t 100% the trick. You still have to switch something else out to make it feel complete. If you just switched the shoes, you’d be risking looking like you’re running to work in NYC and you’ll be putting your heels on when you get to your cubicle. I like a cool sneaker or chuck, but you can also swap your heels out for a fun loafer.

Change Your Button Down For Something Comfy

I HATED wearing button down shirts to work. Shocker, I live in cotton tees all the time. So the easiest way to dress down those work pants is to swap out the button down for a comfy tee. Extra style points when you wear a fun graphic tee. But a classic white one works great too! I personally love these. PS you’d be good to go in a full suit with a cool rocker tee and chucks. But head to the next tip for the complete look!

Add A Cool Girl Layer

Insert your version of a cool girl layer. For me, it’s a clear choice. Leather jacket. But if you’re not a leather jacket kind of person you can totally swap this out for whatever you prefer. A denim jacket would work or a long boyfriend cardigan. Whatever your style is, this layer will help to complete your look and truly transform those work pants to a casual laid back outfit.

Photos by Hannah Michelle

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Express TrousersCaslon White TeeLeather JacketConverseRay-Ban AviatorsBeautycounter Lipstick in Girls' Night • Gigi New York Circle Bag

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8 Comments

  1. I love love love this look! The dress pants with the sneakers is so cute!

    xx
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    https://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  2. Sam wrote:

    SO cute! Love this remix!

    xx
    Sam

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  3. I’m so obsessed with this — I have the skirt version of this suit and never thought to dress it down! Love the pants paired with the leather jacket.

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Yes definitely dress it down! Love that skirt on you.

      Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  4. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh they look AMAZING!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply
  5. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Could you be any cooler?! Nope, don’t think so. Love this cool-girl, chic look.

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    Posted 1.14.19 Reply

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