Here’s another taste of tartan. This time around, I styled my LOFT plaid pants with a little edge. Leather always accomplishes that instant, effortless cool look. I love my leather jacket with jeans and a white t-shirt just as much as I do with a silky, feminine dress — and this outfit falls somewhere in between. A black fitted top with gathered shoulders and black pumps create lengthened, sleek lines — but there’s still a casual-chic vibe overall.
Personally, I always like to wear ankle-length pants with heels — it prevents the illusion of shortened legs (the straight, slim cut is a must). In this case, the giant donut on my head also adds height and balance. LOFT has done all this work to create pants that don’t cause frustration (and mild depression… I mean, is it just me or do pants normally feel awkward and tight in all the wrong places??). I like their Marisa pants, but unfortunately they were sold out in my size at the time so I went with the Julie ankle pant instead. (Now I have my eye on these, with cute tuxedo stripes).
P.S. The black band on my left wrist is my new FitBit! My company bought them for everyone who wanted to participate in an office-wide health initiative/competition. I love it so far and it has definitely motivated everyone to get moving during the day (it’s always important to take breaks from your desk — and wearing the FitBit is a good reminder of that). It’s not the most stylish accessory, but hey — it serves a purpose.