As you might be aware my maternity leave will soon be coming to an end and I will be back getting dressed in my work wardrobe. And as my work wardrobe has been untouched for the last two years, it is in need of some updating. Just a few pick-me-ups to get me excited to get dressed again. You know how it is, right?! Today’s post is a follow-up to my previous post on Women’s tops. Today I will be providing options to match with those tops and I will reference them by the number they are listed by in the montage in the post.
One thing I must mention, you’ll notice a trend with the pants that I select in my work wardrobe, they are all fitted. We have such a short season for wide leg pants here in Quebec. Winter does not permit for wide leg pants as they are very awkward to tuck into boots (to avoid the hem getting covered in salt). For myself as I walk to work, it is not possible for me to wear heels until I have arrived. So for that reason I stick with fitted, ankle length pants that work perfectly with heels, flats and boots!
Work Wardrobe: Shopping For Women’s Pants, Skirts and Dresses
- Blue Plaid Dress: This dress is the perfect mix of business and femininity. It’s serious but also has has a fun aspect to it. You can also wear it most of the year. Transition it into the colder months with nude, opaque or grey knit tights. I cheated with this one… you can’t pair it with any tops but I don’t think you’ll complain!
- Ankle Length Tuxedo Pants: Tuxedo style are a classic. This fitted style will work easily with many items you already own or some of my top selections (especially one, three and six).
- Fitted Ankle Pant: These are a wardrobe staple of mine. The fit is fantastic and the colour availability is updated seasonly (thank goodness!). I have my eye on these oxblood (cognac) like colour pants (and) maybe the more daring warm cerise. I would wear the cognac version with number four and the cerise version with number two.
- Grey Pencil Skirt: You cannot go wrong with a pencil skirt especially with this grey one. You could pair it will all the tops, sans-souci!
- Red Tweed Skirt: Note the model wearing this skirt is 5’11. So for us less tall women it won’t be as short. You will need to use your own judgement. At 5’6 (my height) I would wear this with flats. As a general rule of thumb for work, any skirt which hits above the knee, I wear flats. Your skirt should offer decent coverage, be just above knee and no where near mid-thigh. I would wear this skirt with blouse number one.
- Camel Pants: You can’t go wrong with these. Wear with all the tops.
- Black Faux-Leather Pleated Skirt: This is great twist on the classic pleated skirt. You can also wear it with all the tops. I especially love the pairing of it with number two, edgy with classic.
- Fit Knitted Dress: I was just thinking the other day how much I missed a knit dress for fall and winter. Last year, I loved wearing this oatmeal coloured one. But I don’t know about you but I can’t wear any clothes that I wore as maternity wear (even though they were not maternity themselves). I don’t know why… I guess I’m just weird. But when I came across this version I got super excited. It’s slouchy yet fitted at the waist. You can also wear a shirt underneath (like number two) or a solid white shirt would also look great.
I am loving all these new work wardrobe pieces, happy shopping les amies! Let me know what you love!