I recently received some requests for work outfit ideas, so I figured with it being a new year that I would go ahead and kick that off! This (or a version of this) is one of my favorite work outfit concepts - I always feel chic and polished in it, so it's my go-to for when I need to dress up a bit more or can't come up with something else creative at 7am.
For those who may be newer readers, I am the Director of Communications for the school district we live in. So, while I don't necessarily have to wear formal business attire, I do need to look nice on a daily basis and can only wear jeans on Fridays. Typically if I have a day where I'll just be in my office getting behind-the-scenes work done, I will wear a sweater, skinny black pants, and flats or leather ankle boots or tall boots. On days when I have meetings, events in different school buildings, or community events, I will style something a bit dressier like in this post and wear a blazer and heels with my black pants. Notice that the common thread is skinny black pants... They're my number one essential for work attire and what I wear nearly every day! This new-to-me pair by James Jeans has a lot of stretch and is super super comfortable, while still looking polished. They're my first pair from James Jeans, but I have always seen their cute stuff while browsing Shopbop and want to try more styles! I also wear these affordable black skinnies from H&M (not as soft, but very flattering) and like the Old Navy pixie pants for more of a trouser look.