Friday, September 28, 2012

4 Ways to Wear + Go Chic or Go Home

For this month's 4WTW, I decided to focus on a trend that is huge for fall - the cigarette pant.  I found this vintage pair at a thrift store for less than $10 - though mine are a silk shantung & have a dressier feel to them, you can apply these same pairing ideas with any slim cropped trousers you already have (basic black, printed, brightly hued).  Since we are entering layering season, I tried to use combinations that would work for the cooler weather (and most are work-appropriate too).  

To make things easier on myself, I used the ensemble tool in Go Chic or Go Home to determine what pieces would look best together.  I first introduced readers to their site in this post.  (If you aren't yet a member, you can request an invite here.)  It was so simple to pull items from my closet and create different looks - I personally find it so much better than standing in my room, staring at clothes on the rack.  And this way, not everything ends up in an enormous pile on the floor!  This will definitely be my new system for arranging outfits I want to try in the future and will come in handy for all my upcoming 4WTW posts!  

What I'm wearing:
Old Navy shirt (similar), Vintage sequin tank (similar), Vintage pants (similar), Guess pumps (on sale here), Target scarf (here) & sunnies (similar), ASOS clutch (here)

What I'm wearing:
J. Crew blouse (similar here or here), Old Navy vest (similar), Vintage pants (similar), Old Navy oxfords (similar; also love this glittery pair), Forever 21 tote (similar), Dockers aviators (on sale here)

What I'm wearing:
H&M top (similar), Forever 21 blazer (here), Vintage pants (similar), Ralph Lauren pumps (via Marshall's), Zara clutch (similar), Ann Taylor cuff (similar), Ray Ban sunnies

What I'm wearing:
H&M sweater (similar), c/o Fabulous on a Dime vest (here), Vintage pants (similar), ALDO booties (similar splurge or save), Zara bag (here), Banana Republic necklace, Vintage & J. Crew bracelets, Simply Vera Vera Wang aviators (similar)


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41 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i love cropped/cigarette/capri pants on everyone but myself. they are just not flattering on me! =( the only pair i own are the floral h&m ones. i really do love them on you though...number one and three are my faves! love your 4WTW features!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

glitzyblues.com said...

I love a good cigarette pant! All of these outfits have a completely different feel, love how you did that. Such a good post!
Xo, Rachel

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Mrs. A said...

Loving this trend. So cute!!

xo Emily
www.bupster.blogspot.com

Alice Warren said...

All 4 looks are very different from each other ...all great!

I am a member of GGOH and it's a great place to see what I've worn and also see how other people put their outfits together!


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Miss Leigh said...

I loooooove the last look with the fur vest and the Zara bag! I'm definitely going to have to re-create this look! I love that it looks so lady like, but the think chain and the booties give it some edge.

April said...

Love how you rocked the red jeans with the different looks! I'm also loving that fur vest! I may have to get my hands on it!

XO

Cathy said...

Great evening, work, weekend styling options with these versatile pants! Look #4 is my personal fave...loving the fur vest :)

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Styleclouds said...

I love all four looks but my favourite is definitely no 3. You look lovely! xo, Christina

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love those pants
Xo Megan, TfDiaries.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love those pants kim
Xo Megan, TfDiaries.com

Natali said...

I like the second outfit better! You have a great style :)

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dreamingincashmere said...

I'm dying over that top look!!! It's perfect!
xx, amy
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Taramixandmatch said...

These all look awesome! I'm really loving the third look.

Kristen said...

They are all great! I think the first and the fourth are my fav!

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

have been debating getting this zara bag! def getting it now! it looks fab on u!!

XO Meghan
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Tanvi said...

Looks fab all ways!!!! You are looking exceptionally stunning in the first one though!

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Alyson said...

Love a cropped pant. They're really so versitile especially since you can wear heels with any height, or none! i'm loving the first and last so much, especially with that cute little bow tie on the first option. Nice!

Peanut Butter & Sparkles said...

4 ways to wear? Genius. I find that I purchase an item and then I am at a loss on how to wear multiple ways. Look forward to more of these posts in future.

Arden said...

You always have the best blouses! xx

Emily said...

I love the structure of the Zara bag in look 4, but look 2 is my absolute favorite! great post! xx

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Amy said...

110% love everyone of these, that sequin vest! omg!

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L said...

I LOVE that Zara bag in the last picture. Totally looks so much more expensive (even kind of Celine-esque) Great looks, my dear!

alongobucco said...

I love all of these looks...my fav has to be number three! So gorgeous!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Chelsea Davis said...

I love the first look! This looks like it will be great for the holidays!

XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE #1!!!!!! The rest are beautifully styled as well, but I want to recreate #1 right now! I have a pair of black cigarette pants and I love styling them! Great vintage find :)

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

What great looks! I especially love that bag in your last picture. I contemplated buying it myself! xo
Best, M.
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The Fashion Moodboard said...

Love all the looks! Very chic!

xoxo
www.thefashionmoodboard.com

RoselyC said...

Amazing looks, I am specially loving the 2nd and 4th looks because they are more laid back.

Lida Vinnikova said...

thanks, I've just realized that I want red pants too))


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Kim // Six2Eleven said...

#3 and #4 are my favorite looks! How funny - that Forever blazer is very similar to the olive one I sent you - but this color suits you MUCH better :)

Kim
Six2Eleven

Tiffany M* said...

I love how you styled all of the outfits. The first one with the sequin vest and black bow is just too sweet-definitely my favorite. Loving the Zara bag and wishing I would have got it as well.
Happy Weekend!
beijos,
Tiffany
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Ashley Murphy said...

You styled these pants to perfection! LOVE your style.

xx
Ashley
http://www.goldendivineblogspot.com

navy and orange said...

love the red & stripes together!

xoxo navy & orange

navy and orange said...

love the red & stripes together!

xoxo navy & orange

Anna (South Molton St Style) said...

I can't believe that last bag was from Zara - amazing! xx

South Molton St Style

Carrie Teal said...

I love the cigarettes pant, they are my favorite . I feel like they look great on many body types. I love the four outfits , my favorite is number 3.

Carrie

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

yay yay yay - this is such an amazing and timely post! I just purchased a pair of red cropped trousers from J.Crew during their sale this weekend, and this gave me so much inspiration!
xx
Here&Now

silvergirl said...

love, love, love outfit #1
brett

vonilicious said...

That sequin tank is amazing! Totally steals the show making it my favorite of the looks.

Nicole said...

I absolutely love the look you did with the sequined vest!

Anna D Kart said...

Absolutely love your last look! So feminine, polished and yet somehow relaxed...

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