i'm working with LOFT this summer to help spread the word about the launch of their brand new, completely redesigned line of pants. as a diehard jeans-and-a-tee girl, I was kind of excited for the challenge of styling what is sometimes considered "office wear" into my every day life.
when i quit my office job back in 2009, the very first thing i did not ten minutes after i got home was completely empty my closet of every business casual thing i owned. because it was all gross. i just wanted it gone, dress slacks especially because dress slacks are the worst. LOFT knows it can be a struggle to express yourself when a dress code is involved, especially when most of what is available is ill-fitting and poorly designed for a woman's figure. their team spent the last two years completely overhauling the fit and cut of all of their pants--jeans and slacks alike. i went in for a fitting last week, and the very first pair i tried on fit like a dream. (actually, i went to the LOFT on 42nd and 7th first, where we had a total mix up. i thought i was there for a fitting and they thought i was there for a job interview. wrong location, ya nerd! i hopped in a cab across town and then apologized profusely for being ridiculous.) i'd never really considered wearing slacks as an every day kind of thing, but why not? actually they're incredibly comfortable.
i chose the Marisa, their a low-rise straight leg cut and then i put together a few outfits with them for those of us who don't have an office to report to, but do care about expressing ourselves through a carefully thought-out wardrobe.
here is how i would style the new Marisa pant while running errands and hitting a playground uptown...
on me: top c/o LOFT // pants in regular c/o LOFT (extra length rolled up) // new balance sneakers (similar HERE)
and on huck: tee c/o mamacase // zara jeans // saltwater sandals // wet hair c/o the water fountains
. . . on an afternoon play date with friends downtown . . .
hat madewell (similar HERE) // tee forever 21 // pants in petite c/o LOFT (cuffed) // shoes rachel comey (somewhat similar HERE) // cuff c/o jewelmint
. . . and on a date with my husband to see a yankees game . . .
baseball tee forever 21 (similar HERE) // clutch c/o noonday collection // cuff c/o noonday collection // hat from a street vendor // pants in regular c/o LOFT (extra length rolled up) // heels zara
btw, LOFT is currently running a charitable promotion -- for every pair of pants sold on september 7th, they will donate a piece of clothing to fashion delivers, an organization dedicated to supporting women in need.