Can you wear slim ankle length pants with a blazer to look professional? Reader M asks a pertinent question:
Can you comment on how to wear slim ankle length pants with a blazer to create a professional look? I tried this last week and missed the mark because my shoes were too casual I think. Would love your input on this.
Oi. OK. We know I’m not 100% on board with this trend, generally thinking that cropped pants are too casual for very conservative offices. That said, logic dictates that they’re here to stay, so we may as well talk about how to look as professional as you can in them. So I just looked at a zillion pictures of cropped pants — some by themselves, some with matching blazers, and a very few with mismatched blazers, and I have a few notes. But first, let’s look at the picture above, which I think shows some of the worst styling mistakes I’ve seen, and demonstrates both rules really well: [Read more...]