If you’re interested in stepping out of your comfort zone and want to try something new as far as a work outfit, this blog post is for you!
Vinyl pants are extremely versatile and are here to stay in my wardrobe! A lot of times fashion bloggers and influencers shop for outfits just to shoot in. Regretfully I am not there yet! One day I will get to be that influencer, who can spend 1,000 on a Gucci bag because I’m being booked back to back and not have to return it! When I first purchased these vinyl pants I thought of all the amazing looks I can style it with. I also wanted it to be a piece I would wear outside of my blogger/photography duties. I recently questioned whether vinyl was something I could wear in the office. I talked myself into not wearing it because I thought it was too much. I was wrong. Thankfully I did not continue to listen to my inner doubt and ended up wearing them to work. Check out some really important tips when wearing vinyl in the office below!
Tip 1: Be mindful of the colors you’re incorporating
My style advice is to stick to a combination of neutral colors when wearing black vinyl pants to work. In this photo, I played with Dark Navy and Grey. Some examples of other neutral color combinations you can pair with black vinyl pants are White/Black, Olive Green/Black, White/Beige, Grey/Black, White/Black, Black/Burgundy, Navy/White, just to provide some inspiration for your own looks! Wearing for instance a bright pink sweater wouldn’t be a bad idea, but I think the neutral colors provide a sleek and professional touch when paired with black vinyl pants to work! Suitable enough to look fashionable, yet professional for the work environment. The pants alone are going to stand out, pairing an extremely bright color would be a bit much for work, in my opinion.
Tip 2. Don’t Be Afraid to Layer it up! Throw a Blazer, Cardigan, or Trench Coat over that top .
The spring is here, but let’s not forget how cute outfits look when you layer! I love blazers! They are true outfit changers. You know the way accessories can totally transform your outfit, blazers can also fulfill that too! To be honest, I was going to leave this outfit well alone with just the grey top and black vinyl pants. Something clicked in my head and was like nope let’s add a layer; something that will set this ensemble off with a professional sleek edge. Blazers make you feel like a BOSS! Why wouldn’t you want to wear it?
Tip 3: Stick to Wearing a Blouse or a Sweater as your top
If you don’t want to layer with a cardigan or Blazer, my best advice would be to wear your black vinyl pants with a turtle neck sweater or blouse. Keep in mind, you’re at work after all. Either options will provide such a professional and chic touch followed up with some cute shoes! You should always be putting your best foot forward when you present yourself. I tell people all the time, Dress for the Job you want, not for the job you have. You are a walking brand of yourself! Why wouldn’t you want to put your best foot forward and present yourself in the best way possible? It’s important to Always dress for success.
Tip 4 : Don’t Stop at Just the clothing- Add that Tote and heel as accessories!
Accessories matter in your outfit. It can take a very chic and casual outfit to business professional chic. Yes, that’s a thing. We’re all cognizant of that office dress code. You should definitely try to abide by it if you’ll be standing and speaking in meetings all day. Don’t think the outfit is complete with just the blazer, sweater, and the neutral colors. Add a heel and a cute tote bag. Heels help to elongate your look and the tote just adds that much needed professional touch. What’s great about vinyl pants is that it can be worn in between seasons. I’ll probably do an inspiration look for how I rock my vinyl pants in the spring time. Already got an idea that I want to implement 🙂 so stay tuned for how I style that.
Are Vinyl pants something you would wear to work? How would you style it? Let me know in the comments.