Grey pants are a workwear staple, but just because they’re basic doesn’t mean that your outfits with them need to be boring. Today I’m partnering with ModCloth again to show you 3 ways you can spice up grey pants at the office!
ModCloth is one of the first places I look when I want to add life to my wardrobe. They have a lot of pieces that I’d call basic-with-a-twist, which means the pieces are interesting without being too out there for me. But, ModCloth has tons of super unique, fun, and quirky items as well! I think anyone can find something there.
We’ll start by talking about one of ModCloth’s more basic pieces, these grey pants. I’ve tried grey trousers from lots of places over the years, but these were finally winners for me! I featured them in maroon last month (HERE) and appreciated the fit so much that I’m remixing them today in grey! They are quite thick which is really helpful for smoothing out lumps and bumps, but they are also super duper stretchy and comfy! One note is that the waist is pretty high, which could either be great for reining in a midsection or could be constricting. Either way, thought you should know. I wear these pants in size M. See them HERE.
Let’s talk through the outfits!
1. Solid Subdued Colors + Print Pop I love this simple but sophisticated look with a solid maroon top! This maroon top is one of those basics-with-a-twist type of tops I mentioned earlier. It’s a solid piece and pretty plain, except the ruffles at the sleeves add cute details and visual interest. The little details on the sleeve keep the pairing of two solid pieces from being totally plain and boring. It’d also look great with dark wash skinny, bootcut, or straight legged jeans and top it off with a black or grey faux leather jacket for a night out. For shoes, you could wear sleek black pumps, but instead I went with a leopard print heel to elevate the whole outfit a bit more. It’s simple but sophisticated and put together!
Bag: Nordstrom (similar) Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact)
2. Neutral Based Printed Top + Color Popping Accessories
This outfit is a bit more fun and lively than the first outfit thanks to this adorable polka dot sweater and coordinating yellow accents. Since the background color of the top is neutral (navy), it tones down the look even though there’s a print and colorful accessories.On that note, isn’t this sweater so cute?! It seems see-through, but no need to worry about that! It’s because it’s actually lined with a nude colored lining. This top would be cute with dark wash bootcut jeans or white skinny jeans in the spring too!
Also, I’ve only had this necklace for a couple of weeks but I’ve been loving it! It’s a mix of wood and crochet-covered beads for some great texture. It finishes off an outfit with color but is pretty lightweight and won’t get bothersome through out the day. Loooove!
Neutral pants make a great anchor for playing with color! I love combining colors that are triads on the color wheel. The print on this top includes yellow and magenta which was easy to incorporate in the shoes and cardigan, but grey pants are a great anchor for playing with any triad of colors! (Google color wheel triads for more on this.)
Those are 3 distinct looks you can do with grey pants! I’m so glad to have finally found grey pants that I love because they’re so versatile. If I needed to dress for an office setting regularly, Outfit 1 would be one of my go-to’s. I would also wear Outfit 2 pretty regularly as it’s fun but not super bold. As for Outfit 3, I looooove all the colors, but I’d need to save it for days I felt bold enough! 😛 Which of these outfit formulas would you try?
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