Inspiration Monday: Colored Pants

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Blouse – Macy’s (similar) | Pants – LOFT (similar) | Belt – Target | Booties – Liz Claiborne via DSW (similar) | Necklace – Macy’s (similar)


This outfit looks very spring-y to my eye what with the colored pants and the white top.  You’d never guess it was 20 degrees F outside.  And windy. And my poor husband was taking these photos and freezing his fingers off.  Ah, the sacrifices we make.

I suppose I could have made this colored pants look even more winter appropriate but after I saw the inspiration photo I knew I wanted to wear this blouse.


Original Inspiration Photo: Lauren Conrad

Sure, Lauren’s blouse doesn’t have any black on it, but I knew that my blouse would have enough billowiness to drape the way I wanted it to.  To make this even more Chicago-winter appropriate I’d probably throw a black cardigan on over the top to help stay warm.

And aren’t her ankle boots adorable?  Now I’m inspired to wear these blue pants with my own tan ankle boots in the future.  See, multiple ideas from one outfit!  Score!

Would you wear Lauren Conrad’s outfit?  How would you interpret it with your own items?

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26 replies on “Inspiration Monday: Colored Pants

  1. kelsey

    they have a shirt just like this at the limited. aka i was really surprised to see that it wasn’t from there.

    I love LC’s outfit I would totes wear it if I did the whole colored pants thing. I like it on other people but I don’t really like it on me for some reason.

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Man, I cannot believe that you continue to take these pictures outside! I’ve got multiple layers on and wore my hardcore parka and was still pretty darn chilly in this weather. I agree that the outfit (and picture in general) looks springy, and even though I’m perfectly happy with our finally wintery winter weather, it’s nice to think about comfortable temps as well! Haha I’m impossible to please when it comes to weather, apparently.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Jason took my photos for this week yesterday and he was less than thrilled to be out there in the cold! But, he was a good sport because it meant he got to play around with all the new features he discovered on our camera.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I don’t like to spend a lot of money on colored pants (or jeans). So I buy them on sale! I actually don’t own any colored jeans unless you count white. Since I can only wear them on Fridays and weekends I wanted something more versatile. Hence, colored dress pants!

  3. Suburban Style Challenge

    I love that blouse you have on, especially with the cobalt pant. Perfect for winter (at least indoors–kudos to you for braving the cold for outfit pics today! I couldn’t do it!). Definitely a great take on the inspiration pic. I like them both, but I’m not sure it’s a look I’d wear. I always feel like something’s missing when I’m in a plain buttondown.

  4. Silvergirl

    Love the blue with the white and jealous of the leopard belt
    I actually do have one buried deep within my closet, but I just could find it the day I wore this outfit. lol

  5. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Ooooh, brrr! Kudos to you for taking your jacket off, I’m too lazy to do that right now. I love how you pair colors, even this simple bright blue with the white top is so striking, I love how you threw in the leopard printed belt. And this would be adorable with little booties!

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