It’s  such a fun time right now for trousers — you got your skinnies, your wide-leg  trousers… and the slouchy, dressy track pants. The trend started a few years ago and we are still seeing the silhouette this fall. This past spring, I  showcased  three fun ways to wear the  trend.

The  silhouette isn’t the easiest to work with, and I continue to get questions from clients who want to rock the slouch, but feel dumpy and frumpy when they do.

I recently met with a client  on a pre-shopping consult. She pulled out a few pieces that she had purchased on her own, but had yet to wear. One of them was  a pair of dressy joggers with a tie waist. She loved them, but every time she put them on, she felt…off. She had been pairing them with fitted tops, which made her top half disproportionately  small, particularly with the added volume below the waist per the trouser style. Because they cinched higher up, we also felt her torso appeared short compared to her leg line.

I gave her a few style guidelines to follow:

1.)  Pair with a top you can blouse instead of a fitted top. This will keep volume above and below the waist, balanced.

2.)  Tuck in your top and blouse out. This gives you a waistline. Leaving your top out will make the look sloppy.

3.)  Pair with pointy-toe shoes — preferably shoes that don’t come up high on the  foot, like a pump. The pointy-toe lengthens your leg line and keeps your look polished.  You can also opt for pointy-toe flats for a more casual weekend-day look.

4.) Layer with a v-neck cardigan, jacket, etc. This will lengthen your neckline, balancing the volume of the pant.

Wahlah! We took her slouchy pants from dowdy to dressed-to-kill — with a killer smile!

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