Now that I’ve started my new job (as a substitute media specialist at an elementary school) I’ve begun to realize that I really need to expand my professional wardrobe. I’ve got tons of great casual pieces, but not so many work separates. I’ve only got three pairs of dress pants, and only three or four skirts that are really appropriate for working with kids. This is an area I need to start focusing on.
So now we come to this outfit, which I wore last week while going through training for my new job. I liked it at the time, but something about it bothers me now. I think my issue is with the proportions. I’ve read in many places that wide leg pants are good for women who are curvy on the bottom, but now I’m not so sure if that’s true. It’s supposed to balance out the width of your hips, but I think it makes me just look larger. I think I might take these pants to a tailor to have them made into straight leg pants.
The other part I’m not so sure about are the proportions of the cropped jacket here. I love how this jacket looks worn over a dress or with a high waisted skirt. Do you think it works here worn over a longer blouse with pants? Or does it chop up my proportions too much?