Wardrobe Re-Wear : Purple Pants

Last night, I went shopping with one of my best friends, Alyssa.  She’s 39 weeks pregnant and miserable, so we tried to walk in hopes that it would encourage Baby Peyton to vacate.  No such luck:(  But I did find an awesome pair of purple crop pants at JCP that I’m in love with!  Here’s 2 ways to style these pants, or any other brightly-colored pants:

OUTFIT 1- Work Flow

I also picked up this new shirt from NY&C last night.  I love the lace detail on the front.  I had actually picked up this shirt to buy before but put it down before I checked out.  When I saw it was $3 cheaper, I decided to go ahead and get it.

I know that some people tend to think of colored pants as being a more off-the-clock piece of clothing, but it’s all in how you style the outfit.  Here, I paired the pants with a short-sleeved button-up shirt tucked in with a belt–instantly work-ready!  You can go even further and pop on a black blazer with the sleeves turned up to kick up the dressiness another notch.

Shirt: NY&C, $12
Crop pants: JCP, $16
Wedges: Maurices, old (similar: Target, $18.74)


OUTFIT 2- Family Dinner Date
After work, Chauncey, Kane, and I headed out to Old Chicago to eat some yummy food (see here for tips on how to dine out on a budget!).  To take my outfit from work to night, I simple changed into a more fun shirt and left it untucked.  Once again, I picked a neutral, but added in a little shine to change up the overall look.  You could also toss on a white tee with a bright scarf or a neutral tee with color-coordinating graphics on the front.
Shirt: Maurices, old (from last year’s end-of-summer clearance)
Slides: Nine West Outlet, old (Similar: Target, $14.99, more colors in store)
Earrings: J. Crew Factory, $9.50
Bracelet: J. Crew Factory, $14.50 (I scored this for less than $6 at the actual outlet store!)
Shew, I hate stray pieces of hair. . . .
By coming up with new and different ways to mix and match your wardrobe, you ensure that your closet’s possibilities are nearly endless.  I really like both of these looks, and I’m loving the purple color of the pants!  Do you have any colored pants in your wardrobe?  Yes, black/gray/khaki/blue(jeans) are all colors but don’t count for purposes of this question:)
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