In my twenties, my first job after college was an administrative assistant. And since I was coming from a closet filled with not so professional college clothes, I had no idea what to wear to a real job. So just like every college grad in the early 2000s, I started a small collection of wide leg or boot cut trousers and all the button down tops to go with them. And that’s what I wore. Every day. For about 2 months. Until I broke and realized that trousers can not be the only way to dress professional. So I started to branch into different styles and pieces. (In later years, still working in an office, I finally discovered pencil skirts = instant life saver.)
But ever since those early days as a young professional with my fully stocked closet of trouser pants, I’ve never really been drawn to them again. I think that truth be told I ruined them for myself; which now I’m realizing is a shame. I love a cropped trouser or a skinny pant, but wide leg reminds me of the days when I had no idea what I was doing with my style. So when I found these at Loft, I didn’t even think about my fear of trousers because I really loved the color and texture. The office days of yore never even crossed my mind. It helped that I easily paired them with this pretty top and a few others in my closet as soon as I got home and now I feel like an old staple has a new life.
Welcome back, trousers. Welcome back.
Loft Chambray Trousers (40% off today only!)
Rebecca Minkoff Satchel (on sale!)