Trousers for work don’t have to be boring, there are so many varieties of work trousers to choose from. I personally prefer high waisted ones, as they first of all make your waist look so much slimmer and secondly they give off the illusion of having really long legs. Who wouldn’t want that?
My look is based on workwear that takes you from day to night. I want to show you how easily you can switch up your ensemble by changing two items in your outfit. Obviously it depends on the environment of your work place and how relax they are about what you wear. I think this look can be worn in your typical office by changing the shirt and the shoes. For a more relax workplace environment you don’t need to change anything apart from the sunglasses of course and maybe the lipstick!
In the world of mum the boys were on half-term so was rather busy keeping them occupied. Eli got his letter of acceptance from his senior school. There was no doubt that he wouldn’t get in. He was so pleased to read the letter and what was so sweet was his younger brothers both gave him a huge hug and congratulated him! I so hope they stay loving like that for years to come.
Also I went to Karen Millen’s mini pop-up event for London Fashion Week in Covent Garden. I got to see some of the pieces that will be coming out shortly for their SS18 and managed to try on a few too. All the pieces are great and I for one cannot wait for them to hit the stores. I have already picked out couple of pieces that I want to purchase and one of them is this gorgeous Tuxedo dress which you can see on my Instagram feed.
The first look I shall start of with is the more formal workplace environment. So you have these gorgeous pair of tailored high waisted trousers for work which are from Karen Millen. I shall call them “trousers for work” for now, however they are so versatile and are wearable for any occasion other than work in my opinion. They have a contrast waistband with pleather details, the legs are tapered and they have an invisible zip at the centre back. The fabric is just so soft to touch, and they have two slanted side pockets too which is a must in my book.
Next I would pair my high waisted trousers with a shirt and go for one that is a little more formal. I would throw on my black blazer, this one is another Karen Millen piece and is in the tuxedo style and happens to work so well with my high waisted trousers for work. Finally go for a pair of shoes that are more appropriate in heel size and that are comfortable for you. Voila there you have it, your work attire is sorted.
When you are heading out in the evening all you need to do is change your shirt for this black blouse that I am wearing which is from Zara. It has these gathered details on the sleeves and pearls that have been scattered across the front. This gives the blouse the added edginess it requires and makes a statement. Change your shoes for these beautiful nude platform heels from Kurt Geiger. As they are in the platform style I find them to be slightly more comfortable. Therefore I can be on my feet for a little longer than with your regular high heels. They have these cute double straps that go across the front of the shoes which I adore.
Next put on some red lipstick, here I am wearing Riri Woo by M.A.C. Go for any shade of red you prefer and one thats suits you. I opted for a black bag here but you can go for any colour you like as it will work very well with this monochromatic look. My bag is from Karen Millen and one that I have owned for a number of years. A similar bag size is perfect for a night out as you can throw in all you essentials. Next drape your blazer over your shoulders and grab your sunglasses. Preferably a red pair and maybe a slim one at that. This is just a suggestion and you can of course decide to wear or not wear whichever pair of sunglasses you like.
This Le Skinny red/aubergine cat-eye slim sunglasses are from Poppy Lissiman. They are one of those on trend items at the moment. You may have seen them on Instagram lately worn by celebrities and bloggers alike. Now you are all ready to hit the town, just changing two items and your done!
If your one of those people who works in a relax work environment then this attire here is just perfect for you. I would say maybe wear a different pair of shoes and change into these nude platforms when you a heading out. For me this look is just perfect for a brunch, lunch, a meeting with a client or going out in the evening. I find this look to me very elegant and chic and very easy to put together. For me easy is always the first thing when it comes to getting ready I have no time to be fussing about. These trousers are a staple piece to have in my opinion an I think we should all own a pair.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog post. Please do let me know what you think of these tailored high waisted trousers for work? Are they something you would wear? What would be your ultimate favourite workwear attire? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
High Waisted Trousers: Karen Millen
Blouse: Zara similar (@Zara)
Blazer: Karen Millen Similar (@Karen Millen)
Platforms: Kurt Geiger Similar (@Kurt Geiger)
Bag: Karen Millen Similar (@Karen Millen)
Sunglasses: Poppy Lissiman
Lipstick: M.A.C. RiRi Woo