Monday, 21 August 2017

Getting More Wear From Your Wardrobe: Work and Weekend with Burgundy Pants

I would love to have a wardrobe full of pieces that work for any situation I come across. That means being able to build business casual outfits to the office as well as stay at home mum outfits and weekend wear. One thing that helps is having go-to outfit formulas.

A shirt and pants is one of those outfits you could wear for work or the weekend! These burgundy pants are a favourite of mine, and I love how they look with my camel trench coat. Both outfits below I had in mind to wear to work, but only one of them was worn into the office.

What I wore:

Business casual office outfit burgundy pants star print shirt trench coat winter | AwayFromBlue

camel trench coat, burgundy pants, star print and Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram burgundy skinny pants star print shirt print mix paisley snood
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf:  Seed Heritage Paisley print snood
Shirt: Zara star print shirt
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (on sale, 30% off!)

Why I wore it:

I probably should have tucked the shirt into the pants to make this look a little more formal, but I loved this outfit all the same. After dealing with a few days of gastro, I was cleared to go back to work so I just pulled on an easy outfit! I know the burgundy pants, star print shirt and trench look great together as I've worn them that way before.

This outfit was perfect for the office - even with the shirt untucked and it kept me nice and cosy for my early commute.

Last worn: camel trench, paisley print snood, star print shirt, burgundy pants, Walnut Melbourne flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and fit and flare dress, paisley print snood and little red dress, star print shirt and denim shorts, burgundy pants with dress worn as a shirt, Walnut Melbourne flats and pleated skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: trench coat and pencil skirt in first trimester, printed snood in second trimester, star print shirt in early weeks of pregnancy, burgundy pants in first trimesterballet flats and maternity pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in third trimester.

Burgundy Pants Under $50:

What I wore:

burgundy and navy casual way to wear pants outside of office trench and RM Mini MAB | Away From Blue

navy and burgundy pants, feather foil scarf, Rebecca Minkoff grey mini MAM | Away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram burgundy pants navy shirt camel trench cooper shih tzu
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
ScarfForever New Skye Foil Feather scarf in berry / gold (on sale!)
Shirt:  Jeanswest Tory textured shirt (on sale!)
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (on sale, 30% off!)

Why I wore it:

I like to plan and layout my work outfits ahead of time so I'm not rushing in the morning. This outfit was one I'd planned out, hung up and was ready to wear when I woke up and realised I'd caught the cold the boys and hubby had. It hasn't been a good winter health-wise! So after a few days off work, I was back to getting outside of the house again, but still pretty exhausted. I had booked in the day off as I had an early morning appointment for Baby Boy so rather than trying to find something new to wear, I just decided to wear what I'd planned to for the office.

Just like the outfit above it's a shirt, trench and scarf with my burgundy pants. I just swapped the ballet flats for these slouchy boots to make it a little more casual for an appointment then playgroup. While I did feel a little overdressed for playgroup - and one of my friends did comment I looked rather more pulled together than usual! - this was still a great outfit to wear. I love navy and burgundy together!

With pieces like these burgundy pants in my wardrobe that work both casually and professionally, it's a good push for me to be stricter with what I buy and make sure it works in multiple ways.

Last worn: camel trench (above), feather print scarf, navy shirt, burgundy pants (above), tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAM (above).

Other ways to wearcamel trench and skinny jeans, feather print scarf and stripes, navy shirt and denim shorts, burgundy pants and ombre knit, tan boots and shirt dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: trench coat and stripes in first trimester, burgundy pants and belly band in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM and maternity pencil skirts.

Colourful Pants Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

If you have a business casual or smart casual dress code, you can get more wear from the pieces in your wardrobe by wearing them to the office during the week and casually on the weekends. Colourful pants are good for this - they adhere to a relaxed office dress code and don't look out of place on the weekend or as stay at home mum wear. They are a nice variation on the standard black you see for work pants and just as easy to wear.

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  1. My dress code is business/smart casual, so I am able to wear many items both for work and weekend. Though I tend to wear more fitted dresses and silk blouses to work, as they are a nightmare around kids.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Yes, this would be really great to have such pieces in the wardrobe how you described it! And I like both of the looks you created with the burgundy pants! I agree, one can avoid rush, to combine the work outfits beforehand :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. You are the best when it comes to getting more from your wardrobe and you are so creative about it. Love these looks!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. I love that burgundy, black and camel mix Mica. They all look so good together. Two great outfits.

  5. Hi! A shirt and pants does give you many options from office to home. I love your choice of scarves in both looks! Have a great week ahead!

  6. I love both of those tops! Navy is such a great color on youk, and goes well with the burgundy!
    Luckily I don't have to worry about work/home wardrobes at the moment but pants and blouses are definitely the way to go! So easy and work for everything

  7. The first look worked as is but I agree with you, tucking the shirt would have made it more formal.
    The second look is so good, love the burgundy on burgundy and of course Cooper.

  8. I really love the way you've styled those burgundy pants in both outfits, such perfect fall color combinations that look so good on you! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!



  9. Oh I absolutely LOVE these burgundy pants! I love the styling too, they would make such great teacher outfits! I'm going to have to check out Jeanswest now! :)

  10. I love those burgundy pants! I think I need a pair like that for fall--I've been wanting a pair of solid-colored work pants for a while, and this is making me want to go with burgundy. Love these!

  11. These are great pants! I like color in my wardrobe and have a few pairs of pants that are colorful as well. I try to wear them differently and I like your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I have a pair of burgundy pants that I wear all the time for work! I love both ways you've worn yours. Mixing prints and neutrals with them is a great way to help remix them! Hope you are all feeling better by now!

  13. I'm the same... I love finding pieces that can work for multiple occasions! Love your trench!

  14. I have a pair of burgundy ponte pants that you've just reminded me of, I should bust them out in a similar fashion!

  15. Burgandy really becomes you! I'd never thought of putting navy and burgandy together but they make a perfect pair!

  16. I LOVE your layered looks! Especially the first one. I need someone like you in my life to help me dress myself. LOL

  17. I love the idea of a colored pant that can go from work to weekend! Burgundy is such a nice neutral and pairs well lots of other shades.

  18. Versatile pieces are so important, aren't they? Thanks so much for linking up to the Fabulous Friday Link-Up this week!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious
    (co-host this week)

  19. I just ordered a pair of burgundy pants and love all of this inspiration! Both of these looks are so cute!

    Doused in Pink

  20. I have a pair of burgundy jeans and look forward to wearing. Love these looks, you are a pro at layering! Love to see the pup too.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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