Wear to Work | Skinny Pants

I clearly remember when I worked in an office the struggle of deciding what to wear each morning. Outfit planning for the week on Sunday night made it better, but I didn’t always make time to do that. And the struggle is real to find a decent pair of quality, well-fitting pants!  Pants were the go-to because you could wear them with almost anything, dress them up for meetings or down for a more casual look.  

Being petite presents its own set of challenges, so I used to shop LOFT’s petite section for pants and wouldn’t have to alter the length (they also come in regular and tall).  The ‘Marisa’ trousers were perfect because they have a straight leg silhouette, with a comfortable mid-rise, narrow at the hips and thigh.

EXPRESS was also good (the Editor & Columnist), but they were on the thinner side (order “short” for petite frames). But, I always loved my work pants from Banana Republic because I always found their quality to be better and those pants lasted a long time.  

I was on the hunt again for a good pant I could run around in when I was tired of jeans or dress up for dinners and school functions, and came across the Sloat-Fit Skinny Pants.  They  are a mid-rise, ankle length pant that’s fitted through the hip and thigh- which is why I call them the “Skinny Pants”.  They come is so many fun colors and patterns now too.

FIT:  I ordered a red pair in size 2P and a black pair in 0P. When they arrived, I couldn’t even get the black 0P on, but the 2P in the red fit perfectly! I’m 5’1, about 108 pounds.

I’m assuming the 2P would fit the same in black, so I’m going to exchange them, but for today I’m showing you the red pair.  And now I’m tempted to get the fuschia for Spring or a fun printed pair.

For winter, you can’t go wrong with black and white with red, and this 3/4 slouchy turtleneck tee is soft with perfect stripes!

It makes getting ready and facing the workday that much better when you have a cute outfit to wear! Am I right ladies?!  Since I don’t work in a traditional office anymore, these pants are great for weekends or school functions when I want something as comfy as jeans, but I want it to seem like I put a little more effort into my outfit.

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. These are great! I've been feeling the need to step up my game a bit. As a stay home mom, jeans are perfectly fine, but I think I need to mix it up.

  2. A few years ago BR had a style that fit me so well. I had several pairs – and then I think the styling changed. I tried on the pink pants at BR on Tuesday and they fit but the pockets showed in the front. That bugs me sometimes – especially because these were "nicer" pink pants and not Saturday-run-around pants in a fun color. How are the pockets on these?

  3. Love the Banana Republic Sloan pants!!! I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant and instead of switching to maternity pants, I've been wearing my Sloans with a belly band. Can't seem to give them up yet! Wish Banana had maternity wear 🙁

  4. Yes, please! I would absolutely LOVE "Wear to Work" posts more often. I work in a business casual office and am always in need of some inspiration! And I love your style. It's so classy and put together!

  5. Yes!! Definitely want to see more wear to work posts. Office Casual. 🙂
    We are the same height, aka super short!, so I really appreciate your posts because I know all too well the struggle!!!
    Love all of your posts!

  6. So happy you wrote about this. I am a paraprofessional so I try to dress nice while still being comfortable since I have to walk around the school all day with the kids.I go back to work soon as my maternity leave has come to an end so this is perfect.Now I just need to find shoes that I can walk in all day that look good and hold up well and are comfortable . LOL

  7. Great post. I would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful experience through this post. Have a look at the cool maternity wear clothes like best nursing or maternity dresses online in Singapore.

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