Posts Tagged: slacks

Reader Request: Stylish Khakis

khaki pants outfits

Reader Judy sent me this question via e-mail:

I work in a computer store and we wear a lot of jeans and khakis. As a manager, I also wear skirts, dress slacks, etc., and generally try to keep it a notch up from the “retail crew.” But, khakis are professional, washable, and most of the time pants make more sense in our environment. But I find they look kind of blah on me … just not all that exciting. One issue I have is that I don’t know what kind of shoes to wear with my khaki colored pants. Black looks too dark, brown doesn’t go with everything, but lighter colored shoes look too summery! I do like to wear low to mid heels, FYI. And my better looking blouses and sweaters read as “too dressy” with the khakis.  read more

Originally posted 2011-10-13 06:15:38.

Picking Up the Slack

I do not have, as you may have noticed, the most professional style.  I don’t think that I’m unprofessional in my dress, but at my old job there was no real dress code and I could wear what I liked when I liked.  So I wore stuff like this:

Gracey the Giant wears lightwash double denim

Oh, and this:

9.17.14 scalloped skirt, shark tee & Splendid booties 2

Man, those were the days.

Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be so loosey-goosey with the dress code here in Pittsburgh.  I start my new job Monday, and at the interview for that job, they mentioned slacks as appropriate attire.  Which made me laugh because, well, I don’t do slacks.  Of course, they said skirts were fine as well, but even I don’t want to wear skirts and dresses all the time. read more