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My last two posts featured the Year Round Cardigan from Eddie Bauer, and I illustrated two different ways to wear it to work. Today I’m back to do it all over again – and this time with pants. I’ve used that cardigan with a skirt and with a dress, and now it’s time for a look that is – at least, for me – a little more comfortable. I just feel that I’m able to move around so much more easily in pants as opposed to a dress or skirt. Perhaps it’s just that I’m more conscious of the fact that I’m wearing a dress or a skirt (and because of that, uncomfortable) than I am when I’m wearing pants.
I’m aware that what I just said makes little sense.
Still, that won’t stop me from offering up an outfit with pants and our familiar cardigan. Since my last two posts, the particular cardigan that I used has been sold out, so I’m using the same one, but in a different color.
Year-Round Cardigan in Sea Foam ………. $29.99
Banana Republic Martin Fit Sleek Trouser in Black ………. $69.50
Classiques Ruffle Trim Top ………. $44.97
Michael Kors Reversible Belt in Silver ………. $38
Calvin Klein Ashley Pumps in Black Leather ………. $98
Polished and professional – and best of all? Simple. I went with these great black pants I found at Banana Republic, and paired them with a ruffly white top that went really well with the sea foam cardigan (that used to be a beige/oatmeal color before it sold out). I added a silver belt for some shine and fun (it’s reversible!) and finished off the look with classic black leather pumps with a heel height of three inches. Heels just keep getting higher and higher, don’t they? I mean, I’m a half inch over five feet, downright diminutive, and need all the help I can get in the height department, but at the same time, I don’t want to be practicing law in twenty years, tottering around the office in six inch spikes.
That would just be unpleasant.