Wide Leg Workwear


Oh how I wish I had saved all my wide leg work pants from a few years back.   Unfortunately they did not survive my seasonal closet clean-outs.  I had made the switch to skinny ankle pants which you can find me in four days of the week.  My work wardrobe has been pretty boring lately.  A few months ago I was told that I dress like a teacher and just the other day while on my pre-bachelorette wine run (#necessary) I was asked if I’m a nurse because I was wearing a shirt ‘like the nurses wear.’  Clearly I’m having a bit of a career wardrobe identity crisis (is that a thing?) because I am neither a teacher nor a nurse.  I know I haven’t shared much about my 9-5 gig that pays the bills but in case you want to know I work in insurance.  Fun, right? I currently supervise eight adjusters (fancy word for claims reps/case managers) who manage insurance claims for people who are injured in their workplace.  The wonderful world of workers’ compensation.

Ok, back to the work wear.  I recently purchased these wide leg pants to switch things up from my recent funk.  I don’t think my old pairs of wide legs pants, may they RIP, were quite so chic so I feel like this style has come back and is even better than before.  Think high waisted, pleated and an array of colors.  The best part is that they are perfect for both work and date night/girls night/happy hour.  This specific pair is made by Chelsea28 which was sold at Nordstrom and this color was actually at Nordstrom Rack for under $35!  Unfortunately they are all sold out but I have a good feeling about them making their way back so keep an eye out right this way .  Since I am loving this style so much, and may need to replace all my skinny ankle pants, I scoured the inter webs and linked a bunch of wide leg pants for you in the widget.  I also included some wide-leg crops, so chic!

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  1. ruthieridley
    July 1, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I have ALWAYS loved wide leg pants!! These are a WIN! You look fantastic xo

  2. July 2, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    I love wide legged pants! I think they are flattering on just about anyone and oh so chic! Great post, you look lovely!

  3. July 14, 2016 / 2:17 am

    jess–hey mamasita! girl.. your opening line already had me rolling bc they were my EXACT thoughts when i purchased a pair of wide legs in the fall!! i seriously think if you keep something long enough… it will somehow come back in style (does that make you a semi-hoarder?)! argh! you are a manager?!?! ack, kudos to you girl bc managing AIN’T EASY! but onto these pants… i honestly tried to snag them a while back but they sold out and i still haven’t been able to find them at a N-rack. i am just so into all things high waisted and the wide leg is a great alternative to them skinny ones! argh.. totally missed out on this one! hope you are having a good wk babe! xoxo,

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