Pants: Worthington, purchased from JCP
Ballet Flats: Faded Glory, purchased from Wal-Mart
Pumps: purchased from Target
I decided very early on, during this whole colored pants/jeans phase, that I was not going to buy red pants. Not to say I didn't try them on, because I did, but ever pair looked hideous on me. I am NOT a size 2 with long beautiful lean legs like all these girls you see on Pinterest. No, I am a size 6 with the shortest waist known to man. I have long legs (for someone who is 5'3" tall), but they are by no means beautiful nor lean!
I decided if I were to wear red pants, they'd have to be trousers. I can wear a pair of trousers with a straight leg like no ones business! However, when I decided red trousers were the way to go, none could be found. I then turned my attention to cobalt blue. Why? Because I love it, that's why. Plus, I never really wanted red pants. I felt like everyone and their momma was wearing red pants and I wanted to be different.
So, I got on JCP.com and started searching for blue pants. I found a pair of Worthington ankle trousers on sale and I was sold! I LOVE THEM!!! I knew I'd wear them all the time, and I do. They look great with so many different tops. I decided to wear my cobalt blue trousers with a black and white polka dotted ruffly top from Old Navy.
First, I wore back ballet flats, with a jewel detail on the front, from Wal-Mart. Simple and stylish! I could've worn my black flip flops or simple black sandals, but I wanted to be a little more dressed up today. And to look office ready, I simply exchanged the ballet flats for a pair of sky-high black pumps.
There you go. One simple change can make an outfit go from 'running errands around town appropriate' to 'working in an office appropriate'. Imagine it with a cardi or blazer! Total transformation!!! Simple changes can take almost any outfit from drab to fab!!! So next time you throw on a pair of flip flops, think of trying a pair of ballet flats or nice sandals instead. And if you work, try a pair of wedges or pumps.