How To Wear A Tunic Sweater
By Jess
13 Jun 2016

Golden Blonde balayage highlights by Jennie Kay Beauty on Jess Kirby of Prosecco & Plaid


SUEDE PANTS (similar) / STRIPED BLOUSE (similar in navy) / ANKLE STRAP HEELED SANDALS (similar)/ BACKPACK (similar)

Work pants can be a really tricky thing. I personally tend to feel much more comfortable in pants, but style and fit are so important when it comes to finding the right pair for work. I remember when the Express Editor pants first came out, I was in high school, and since we had a uniform they were basically the only pants I wore because they were cute and flattering. Try finding cute khaki pants, especially in the early 2000s, it was NOT easy. On a recent trip back to the store I found these suede pants and I immediately fell in love. Not only are they really comfortable and flattering but they look so cool. They have a very downtown NYC vibe, but still work in Newport. They’re effortlessly cool paired with this striped blouse. I also tried them on with this white sleeveless blazer over this tank which was really cute. I definitely recommend trying a cropped fit pant, Express has some really cute styles right now. Definitely make sure to wear them with something that flatters the ankle, like an ankle strap heel or pump to elongate your legs. Another always flattering style is high waisted wide leg pants, a great option for work or a night out with a fun top like this one.

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  1. Natali wrote:

    Oh wow!! Such and edgy and empowering outfit! I still haven’t seen anybody wear suede culottes/ pants and you have styled this outfit wonderfully!! Pure perfection!

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  2. Linda wrote:

    I love the outfit, especially the pants!! I’m so obsessed with them!

    Linda || Typically Linda || Instagram

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  3. Krista wrote:

    I live in cropped pants at work and these ones are so cool and edgy. Love them with the striped top!

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  4. Lauren wrote:

    Saw these pants on your Instagram and fell in love! I’m a bit hesitant to try the culottes trend, but these might persuade me otherwise! Also love contrast of all the brown with that pretty striped top!


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  5. Jen wrote:

    Gorgeous photos – I love the colors and tones in them! x

    Jen | affecionada

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  6. Jackie wrote:

    This is probably one of the nicest work outfits I’ve come across! The top is really cute and those pants are seriously amazing. I also love the location you chose for this shoot.

    Something About That

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    • Jessica wrote:

      That is so nice, thanks Jackie!

      7.10.16 | Reply
  7. Maria wrote:

    This is great outfit. i appreciate it.

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  8. Rachel wrote:

    So stylish! love your look!

    6.17.16 | Reply
  9. Jamie wrote:

    These pants are awesome! Definitely have that high-end fashion look without the price tag. Score!

    8.5.16 | Reply
  10. Heather wrote:

    Sooooo upset that these are now out of stock!!!!!!! I need them in my life!!!

    9.17.16 | Reply

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