Black pants + white shirt = boring work outfit? Not necessarily. It can look interesting and chic by carefully selecting some pieces with unique design and/or an interesting-cut.

The Mandarin collar, the buttoned half-placket, and the back cutout of this white shirt immediately caught my attention. I love how the knotted sashes accent the asymmetrical hem on this crisp blouse.

The trousers feature the new trend of sporty meeting formal. It looks and actually feels relaxed with its pull-in waist and cropped hems, while the classic fabric and the subtle embroidery down each leg made it look formal and elegant.

Finish the look by paring with a velvet block heels and an edgy metallic handbag. A minimalistic yet polished look is put together with little effort.

If it is not for the back cutout , this will be also a perfect stylish work outfit . There is some way to overcome this that I will try the next time.

Outfit Details


Handbag: Stella McCartney

[other colors/size: here, here, here, here, and here (this mini size one 50% off, with cool studs and fringe) ]

Embroidered Track Trousers: Madewell (with deep discount)

Plaid Coat (sold out)

[similar here, here, here, here, and here ]

Shoes [ Similar here, here, here, here, and here ]