One Piece, Three Ways : Paperbag Waist Pants

I first dipped my toe into the waters of wider leg pants with a linen pair from Target that were so very comfortable. I hesitated with wide legs since my lower half is the larger part of my body, but I found them to accentuate my smaller waist and ultimately be quite flattering!

I wanted to find a cropped version, though, and I finally found a great pair that is comfortable, versatile, and flattering. I didn’t want a wide or straight leg all the way down, but I also didn’t want them to gather too tight around the calf either. These Paperbag Waist Pants from Madewell are a dream and I’m sharing 3 different ways to wear them in today’s post.

Option One: Date Night

This was the easiest outfit to put together since it was black on black. I love that it’s a non-dress option for date night that could also work at the office with a nice blazer. H&M is a great place to find very low priced camisoles and satin tanks that work beautifully on their own or pair very well with a blazer or sweater.

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Option Two: Weekend Ready

I prefer a bit of heel for balance with these pants but sometimes a slide or flat sandal just needs to work! I wanted to create an outfit idea for a more casual day and imagined wearing this while running errands with the kids! A v-neck would be a nice option for the top if you have one but I liked this boxy striped tee and thought it looked balanced but still casual.

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Option Three: Business Meeting

This felt the most professional and classic of the outfit options. The ruffles at the shoulders added a touch of fun without taking away any sophistication from the outfit. My exact top is sold out but I found very similar options that I linked to below.

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If you are looking for a similar but lower priced option for these pants, try these from the Prolouge line at Target!