A friend of S’ recently sent us this pair of amazing, flared SPANX. She often wears plus sizes, and swears that these are the best plus-size pants she’s ever tried — super flattering and the perfect fit.
You know how we feel about the SPANX faux leather leggings and Moto leggings already…but these? Even more versatile — and they come in plus, straight, petite and tall sizes as well. Make ’em a little fancier for an event, wear ’em to an office, but don’t be afraid to bust them out on the weekend, too. They have the comfort of lounge clothes and can totally be dressed down.
Before we get into the flares, there’s also THIS pair. Think: cigarette style trousers that also, yes, feel like loungewear. Stretchy, comfortable…far from what you imagine trousers would feel like. I’ve never been a huge fan of the fabrics I find on most trousers — itchy, uncomfortable, not stretchy AT ALL. But these bad boys might just be my next move. These pants also come in plus, straight, petite and tall sizes as well.
6 Plus-Size Outfit Ideas Starring SPANX Perfect Pants
So. I went ahead and dreamed up some work outfits starring the SPANX Perfect Pant (for those of you who have to go into an office — shoutout to all of you!!). Originally when I was thinking of outfits, I had my teacher friends in mind — they somewhat dress up, but can keep it kinda casual. And, naturally, I had to include some weekend options as well. I specifically picked out plus-size options for all of the pieces in the outfits (since we had heard such good things about the plus-size version of these pants).
1. Keepin’ It Sophisticated For Casual Fridays
This first outfit I had in mind would fit well in a business-casual work environment. And, I know what you’re thinking — those flares with combat boots? I recently tried a pair of black flared pants with combat boots, and I was feelin’ it! The slight platform/heel helps keep the flare off the ground (especially for us shorties) and gives the leg line a better shape. The blazer (which I’d style unbuttoned with the turtleneck tucked into the pants) is from a plus-size website called 11 Honoré that has GORGEOUS clothes. It’s pricey, so I included some less expensive options below like Kat’s Liverpool blazer (which you can see her style up here.)
2. For Date Night
I think a brown leather jacket is a fresh and unexpected way to make black work pants date night ready. The vibe is still edgy, but a little softer (almost vintage). I like the way that the leather jacket goes with the boots without matching exactly. There’s somethin’ about that pop of orange on the bag, combined with the shades of blues and browns on the boots that makes me SWOON, as S would say. I own this exact style of boot and can attest to their comfort; they’re some of my most-worn.
3. Layering Accessories For Outdoor Hangouts
This outfit has some of my go-to styling moves. Besides the shades of gray, I tend to go all out with the necklaces and ring layers to make my neutral outfit more interesting. I’ll also add in a pop of color in smaller areas (the Comme des Garcons heart on the Converse, earrings, and the red stripe on that gorgeous Clare V). As for the clothes themselves — that gorgeous faux fur coat is an affordable find from Amazon — inspired by this one that I recently purchased for my mom (and she loves it!) The shirt is Free People, which technically isn’t a plus-size brand BUT their L and XL sizes often fit women who wear plus sizes. I’d also add a bralette that can peak out.
4. My Go-To For Weekend-ing
This is something you can find me wearing often — a beanie, an interesting jacket (or shacket), a hoodie and black pants. It’s fool-proof, guys. Now, I switched to the straight-leg version of these pants, which complicates the boot situation: tuck the pant leg into the boots. The pants *might* puff out over top of the boot when tucked, but I’ve been seeing a lot of these boots styled this way and I actually really like it!
5. Intellectual-Chic For Work
I’m here to speak on behalf of sweater vests. There IS a place for them! I’ve been seeing them styled with black pants and a button-down top, and let me just say: it’s nerdy chic and I love it. I amped that up with some gorgeous blue light-blocking glasses and loafers that Laura recently tried and loves! I’d even go as far to say that you should consider trying out a cropped sweater vest with a long button-down peeking out. It’s on my list of to-dos.
6. Casually High-Fashion for City Walks
Another trend I’ve been nervous to try (but love anyway) is the leather blazer. It’s just a leather jacket’s executive older sister. It’s sophisticated, but still casual enough for a stroll around the city. (I included a less expensive alternative down below that’s technically a shirt, but one can unbutton it to get a similar look.)
ps. That gloss is one of my personal faves.
Hopefully, this gave you guys some outfit inspo for the rest of these cold days!