Wait, can you even wear vinyl pants for work? Bien sûr. Especially in winter when you can style these chic, fashionable, IT pants of winter 2018, with pieces that make you look like a lady, on the spot. Or later on in the early spring as a part of a transitional outfit. And no, vinyl pants are not just for the boss ladies and fashion editors. These pants are the pants all business gals, and ladies can wear no matter where they work and what they do!
WHAT TO WEAR FOR WORK IN THE LAST WEEKS OF WINTER
Even though I just published my Spring Summer 2018 Fashion Report (click here to read it later) and we are already shopping the spring collections and IT items of the new season, winter is still here. And many of you asked me to publish what to wear for work in winter and in between the seasons. So, to answer on all of your questions, I decided to publish this one chic business outfit that applies to all of you my boss gals and boss ladies, no matter where you work and what you do. Yes, there is this outfit that, is not only one of the most fashionable outfits this winter, but you can wear it regardless your age and work position.
The vinyl pants. Well, don’t look like that. I mean it. You can wear your vinyl pants to work. To the office. But … surely you knew there will be a but, I mean these are the vinyl pants we are talking about after all. But, as long as you style your vinyl pants like a boss lady. Style them right and wear them anywhere. Yes, even to the classroom, Wall Street, or start-up office or whatever place you gals work from. Clearly, there is another but that I am obliged to mention, but more about it later.
HOW TO WEAR VINYL PANTS FOR WORK THIS WINTER
It would be fullish to deny that vinyl pants aren’t easy to style. These high shine pants will let you shine and look not only like a legit fashionista but also as a six-digit boss lady who can conquer anything and screams of the success, only when you style them right. Wait, I’m not trying to scare you or suggest there’s no way you could pull the vinyl pants off for work. I mean if you can pull them off and keep them casual (remember I taught you how to do that over here), you can definitely upgrade your style and wear the vinyl pants for work too. Furthermore, you can pull these high-shine pants off and keep them business. Surely not business professional as vinyl doesn’t really apply the business professional code. Remember I mentioned the other but? Well, here it is.
As said, you can wear your vinyl pants for work anytime (not just on Fridays), but times when there is strict business professional code. Or when you are actually still looking for a job and meeting the HR for the first time. Ps. This doesn’t go for the date with fashion HR. Anyway, check here to see all the outfits you can wear for the job interview this season. Yes, there are outfits you should wear for the job interview on the Wall Street, Vogue, Silicon Valley, and law office.
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HOW TO STYLE VINYL PANTS FOR WORK
So, how to style vinyl pants for work then? The answer is actually simpler than I implied earlier. Style your vinyl pants with anything that looks ladylike. Read the double-breasted wool coat or classic wrap coat and trench coat, silk blouse and a tuxedo or double-breasted blazer, black pumps (sneakers only for the Silicon Valley or startup office on casual day) and tote bag. Or like I did this time, with a camel cable knit sweater. You know anything in camel makes you look like a lady no matter what you match that camel item with. Whatsoever, you have few options that will make your vinyl pants work ready. Depending on where you work of course. Yet always in the classic colours: black, white, camel, beige or blue.
THE STOP SIGN ON THE STREET
Another thing, make sure your vinyl pants are not too small and fit you too tight. Better go for a loose fit or a size up if you want to wear your vinyl pants for work as well.
Not to say anything else, have a look at the EDIT below. Ps. You can get a closer look and moreover shop all the items in the picture simply by clicking on the items. When you move your cursor (or finger) toward the item you like, a pink box will pop up, letting you know where to click to get the item. Or you can simply find the item in the widget below the EDIT.
HIGH-SHINE TRANSITIONAL BUSINESS CLOTHES
I already mentioned before you can wear your vinyl pants in between seasons too. As a matter of fact, these photos were taken before my business meeting with some fashion people last autumn. And you know what, I’m quite sure I will dress the same outfit for another fashion meeting in early spring. It’s simply too good, too fashionable and even more too powerful to wear it only once. You will know what I mean once you try it on by yourself.
And you know what, I won’t change anything. As it happens all of the things I’m wearing in this photos will be still in fashion for spring summer 2018. Again, check my full SS 2018 Fashion Report here.
SHOP AND WEAR MY CHIC BUSINESS OUTFIT
Finally, few words about my chic vinyl business outfit. Well, perhaps more than just a few. You know what I mean. We definitely need to discuss these vinyl pants furthermore.
You have actually seen me wearing these vinyl pants several times before. Last time here in #5 Friday Outfits and also here, where I show you how to look casual in high-shine pants. And yet, I still love to wear them. I got this pair of vinyl pants at Net-a-porter. They are from Acne Studios and are almost all sold out. Anyway, I pulled my strengths, swiped through my favourite fashion stores and found few pairs of my vinyl pants here and here. I also add few high-shine pants in the gallery below. In case that b* (brunette who else) steals them in front of your screen.
THE VINYL ISSUES
After my last post about the vinyl pants, I got questions about how it actually feels when wearing these pants. I must say, I didn’t wear them on bare skin, as you know, I always wear sheer tights, to make sure my legs don’t swell. Yet I don’t think the feeling would be any different. So how does it feel then? Obviously, it doesn’t feel like wearing jeans, vinyl is plastic after all. But it’s far from being uncomfortable. In fact, these pants are as comfortable as any tapered jeans. And no, vinyl pants, at least mine, don’t feel cold on the skin in winter. Nor hot in the summer. These feel just right. I must say I was quite surprised about that.
You also asked me if it’s hard to put them on. Honestly, I can’t answer you on this question. It was easy for me. But I feel these pants should be a size or two smaller for me. On the other hand, if these vinyl pants were actually tight, I wouldn’t be writing this post now. I guess I forgot to mention skinny vinyl pants are not business appropriate. Well, I’m saying it now. So make a note.
HOW TO WEAR SWEATER FOR THE OFFICE
I’m quite sure you have recognized this cable knit sweater from the blog post on how to wear a sweater for the office (in case you missed that blog post, check it here). This is another way to wear a sweater for work. I don’t need to say a classic camel cable knit sweater finds a way to anywhere. Still, I’m saying it again. Just to make sure, you finally get this sweater. Believe me, this sweater is an investment. Even when you buy it on budget. Although truth to be told, you should splurge on the wool sweater. I got mine from Max Mara. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it online anymore. Seems like other gals and boss ladies recognised the quality of this camel sweater too as this sweater sold out quite soon after I got it for myself. But I did find another similar (just without the cable knit) Max Mara camel sweater here.
WHAT COAT DOES A BOSS LADY WEAR WITH HIGH-SHINE?
Do I even need to answer this? The double-breasted wool coat of course. Especially when she is wearing vinyl pants under the coat. I got mine from Weekend Maxmara a few years ago. And I tend to wear it for the next 20 years. You know, a good coat should last you for 20 years. Get a similar double-breasted coat here. Ps. Always make sure your coat is made of 100 % wool.
ONE PAIR OF THE GOOD SHOES AND THE RIGHT BAG AWAY FROM THE BUSINESS OUTFIT
I already told you, you must finish this outfit with a tote bag and good pair of pumps to make vinyl pants work for the office. Like it or not there is this business dressing code we can’t avoid, or this would be just another chic, casual outfit. In short, you need heels and tote this time. No platforms though. But heels high enough to elongate the look and make you feel powerful.
COAT: Weekend MaxMara (shop similar here)
SWEATER: Max Mara (shop similar here)
PANTS: Acne Studios (shop here)
SHOES: get similar from Aquazzura here
BAG: get similar here
MORE FASHION AND MORE BUSINESS OUTFITS
So know that you know how to pull off the vinyl trend and wear vinyl pants for work as a chic business outfit, will you give it a try? Let me know your thoughts on this outfit in the comments below. I’m really interested in what you think about this look. Oh, and be sure to head on here to see other business outfits in case you feel you are not a legit boss lady when it comes to the vinyl pants. And also here to see how to style vinyl pants with slouchy boots.