high waisted pants 2 ways | the corporate rockstar x the life of the party

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I love to fill my closet with pieces that easily transfer from the desk to a dinner party. I thought I would give you a couple of styling ideas on the high-waisted pants. I am glad to see this trend making its come back. Nothing more of a style “faux pas” than your trousers sitting too low and your shirt constantly needing adjustment. High-waisted pants are timeless, the waist area is a great opportunity to accessorize, tucked in blouses will stay tucked in and they beautifully elongate your legs. If you opt for pencil or legging type of pants for work like I did here, I recommend to pair them with a long vest or jacket. You don’t want to cross any conservative dress code lines; it’s not worth it.

The first outfit seems to me something that one would find outstanding and elegant at the same time. The detailwork on the waist on the trousers coupled with the ruffled blouse make a statement, while the conservative color combination with the classic blazer on top balances out the whole look by creating something that one will remember for all the right reasons. I chose a pair of nude pumps to finish up the whole look so that they underline the long legs / high-waist trousers effect rather than break it up.

The second look focuses more on fabrics and textures, so I kept it all one color with just a hint of red so that I wouldn’t create a busy feel. Many of you have asked me about the lace bodysuit: it was hand made by my friend many years ago. I found similar ones HERE and HERE.

You can read my post on wearing your striped skirt 2 ways HERE and you may find this post HERE inspirational on how to make your favorite lace dress work for the office. Did you ever consider wearing your lace dress styled as a tunic for casual brunch with friends? HERE is one idea.

outfit details

lace bodysuit – handmade (similar HERE)
ruffled blouse – handmade (similar HERE)
high-waisted pants – hand made (similar HERE)
red pumps – calvin klein
nude pumps – jessica simpson
sunglasses – dvf
jacket – banana republic
bangles – red reticule HERE
and HERE

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Kate Style Petite

    You look so chic!
    xo – katestylepetite.com

  • http://marymurnane.com/ Mary Murnane

    So classy and chic, I love this look. Those pants look amazing on you!

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  • http://www.myeverydaywear.blogspot.com Lorena Lorena

    The lux of handmade goodies ! Marvelous detail on those trousers-

  • http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/ Lindsey Puls

    There is nothing better than high-waisted pants – and yours are gorgeous! Love both looks…especially the last one with the pops of red.

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/