Bossy pants! The best work pants for your office
Forget the boring ole’ black or gray work pants. Your work wardrobe deserves a promotion, yes?
Autumn’s newest trousers are well-rounded candidates: They’re comfy, professional and stylish.
Here are the best new work pants, broken down by office type.
Artistic types, we’re looking to you for the most fashion-forward outfits. If you work in a creative office, patterns and colors are welcomed and encouraged. The key to keeping it professional: Balance out a bold pattern or bright color with a more subdued top and accessories. Per the usual come fall, we’re mad about plaid. These pixie midrise ankle pants in a green and blue plaid hit just below the waist and have a stretch that make them ultra-flattering and comfy. These pants would pair wonderfully with a white Oxford button-up and a pair of ballet flats or heeled booties. The Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants, $35 (plus up to 2% Cash Back), Oldnavy.com
For those who work within the confines of a strict dress code, try a classic pant — with modern detailing or a fresh color. For fall, we’re loving marsala, the warm, earth red that was dubbed Pantone’s “color of the year.” It pairs beautifully with neutrals like gray or cream suit jackets, but can also sync up nicely with soft blues. These essential skinny pants in marsala are a great way to break up the neutrals in your work wear. Essential Skinny Ankle Pants In Julie Fit, $69.50 (plus 2.5% Cash Back), Loft.com
If your office falls somewhere in between conservative and creative, you can play it safe with professional pants that have modern details or cuts, and incorporate pattern play — but with classic patterns and colors. Try out the flare trend that is big this fall or dress up an ankle-cut pant with a blazer. We’re loving the mosaic print on these black and white pants that would pair nicely with a white blouse and black blazer. Devin Mosaic Ankle Pants, $89 (plus 2% Cash Back), Anntaylor.com