FROM DAY-TO-NIGHT: THE DRESS PANTS THAT WERK | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

May 23, 2017

FROM DAY-TO-NIGHT: THE DRESS PANTS THAT WERK

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I believe that the way I dress has a huge impact on how I feel throughout the day. But when my alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m. every morning, the last thing I want to do is spend the next hour getting glammed up, and squeezing my butt into a pair of dress pants before I rush out the door to my 9-to-5. What I really want to do is slide into some comfortable leggings and a baggy sweater. So, while coffee is really the only thing on my mind in the morning, I remind myself that if I don’t put 100% into my outfit for the day, I will feel less confident, motivated, and productive throughout the day.

My everyday looks balance style and professionalism with comfort because no matter how great I look, if I am not comfortable, I’m not as confident. And while leggings are a comfortable and widely accepted pants alternative, they may still be a little inappropriate for the office. Which is why I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of dress pants that feel like leggings—and I found them! Brass Clothing’s Ponte Pant is the high-waist work pant that I needed in my life. These pants are super stretchy like leggings, but they don’t lose their shape after sitting in them all day like the average pair of dress pants. The thick material and three-inch high-waist band give these pants a premium and professional look without sacrificing comfort or style.

Another factor on my mind while determining my outfit for the day is that my office attire has to work overtime because I often attend fashion shows and events right after work. While I can change out a blazer for a bomber jacket or a swap my button up shirt for a blouse with a plunging neckline, I need one pair of pants that can be paired with two contrasting looks and either be rolled up show off a pair of heels or rolled down to slide into a pair of boots.

As you can see in this outfit, I wanted to achieve a work and play kind of vibe. I under rolled the Ponte Pants to come just above my ankle—my favorite way to wear pants lately—and sported some simple, gray heels. On top, I’m wearing a yellow body suit and a blazer with mesh sleeves. I rarely ever wear shirts tucked in, but I really liked the highwaist on this pant, and I wanted to show it off. This outfit is fun and playful, but still professional. And most importantly, I’m comfortable.

SIZING INFO: I am wearing an XXL in the Ponte Pant, which is my usual size. Since these pants are very stretchy you can either order your size or a size down if you want a tighter fit.

Thank you to Brass Clothing for partnering with me and sponsoring today’s post. Brass Clothing aims to put a stop to fast-fashion by providing women with the perfect foundational pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to maximize your wardrobe, and your hard-earned money! Thank you for supporting brands that make Natalie in the City possible!

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Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro


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