This Leopard’s Got the Blues

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Blazer – old (similar) | Shirt – Old Navy (similar) | Pants – LOFT | Necklace – The Limited | Shoes – Sole Society

You already know I own red pants.  And green pants.  Now?  Now I own blue pants.  I got these for a steal from LOFT (they’re cheaper in the store than they are online, FYI).  Not only do they fit great, they are actually the right length to wear with flats without needing to be hemmed!  And since I’m only 5’4” on a good day, this is exciting for me.  PLUS!  They come in petite and tall.  And in lots of other colors.  Seriously.  These are amazing pants.  Especially when you pair them with a leopard top.

I sort of threw this outfit together knowing I wanted to wear the blue pants with the leopard top.  But other than that I didn’t know what to put on with it.  Enter the trusty tan blazer and my new nude flats.  I’d like to think these keep this outfit from looking too “old lady” but I’ll let you be the judge.

What do you think?  Would you wear blue pants? 

32 replies on “This Leopard’s Got the Blues

  1. Emily

    I love love love the leopard print top with the gold necklace! It’s a nice contrast with the blue pants.

    I have several pairs of non-neutral-colored capri pants, and a pair of red dress pants, and I think colored pants are so fun and unique! After some initial hesitation with skinny jeans in general, I am starting to consider experimenting with colored skinny jeans (I’m all about wearing them with my new riding boots!)

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      The only color of jeans I have other than various shades of regular denim blue is white. For some reason I just can’t justify buying colored denim since I can’t wear it to work but one day a week! But, I agree, colored pants whether they’re jeans or not can really made an outfit fun.

  2. Suburban Style Challenge

    I really like this shade of blue with the leopard. The leopard kind of acts like a neutral, especially when paired with the tan blazer and (adorable) nude flats. It makes the blue pop a little more, which is nice because it looks like a shade that could be more muted when paired with, say, black.

    It also amuses me that your “spot” tatoo shows, and you’re wearing spots LOL

  3. Melissa

    This doesn’t look old lady AT ALL!! And I never would have thought to pair blue and leopard and really like it! I think you could pair several different colored blazers or cardigans with this as well.

  4. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I wear blue jeans on a daily basis. Does that count as blue pants?

    p.s. whenever I see leopard anything I think of you now. Never was a print I particularly liked until I started reading your blog, but I’m definitely warming up to it.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I actually felt that way about a lot of things I wear now. It wasn’t until I started seeing other people wear them in ways I liked that I started incorporating them into my wardrobe.

  5. Aparna

    you look awesome! I really love the cobalt blue . I dont have pants but a skirt . I cant wait to copy your look in the summers!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I was originally looking for a skirt but I decided that pants would be more useful across seasons for me. But basically all the inspiration photos I have with cobalt on the bottom are in the form of a skirt!

  6. kilax

    LOL, “old lady” never even crossed my mind!

    The blue pants are super fun! You know, before I tried to pay attention to fashion I used to think everything had to match, like blue pants, and matching blue blazer? But I realized I don’t like it that way – it’s way too much of one color! When I was shopping with my mom and her mom, they were trying to get my mom all matchy matchy with a plum pants and top and I convinced her to mix it up a bit.

  7. Mica

    I love this outfit, and I don’t think it looks “old lady” at all. Quite the contrary, very stylish! (Not that old ladies can’t be stylish.)

    I’d definitely like to add more colored pants to my wardrobe (which means, more than the 0 pairs I have now), but I’m worried about the bright color accentuating the size and bulkiness of my thighs and calves. I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t wear the brightest thing on your worst feature, so so far, I’ve steered clear.

  8. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Wow, this outfit is so far from “old lady.” I love this combination of the leopard print and the blue together, it’s so fun compared to the now expected “red and leopard” pairing and it looks so fresh and stylish with the beige blazer. And wow, dont even get me started on your shoes! Oh, I love those, at first I thought it was the newer version of the Valentino Rockstars that Atlantic Pacific always wears, these are so gorgeous and have such a chic, fun little tough edge to them. Yeah, this is a new favorite for me, I’m so going to have to try blue and leopard together now. You have such a good eye for color pairings!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Not sure what it was about the colored pants that made me worry about being old lady-ish! But, you’re right, the tan and the leopard with it (not to mention the studded shoes) make a huge difference.

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