Ever find yourself putting the same tops and bottoms together over and over and over and over (and over) again? Then do they seem stale?
We're guilty as charged for sure. So we challenged three of our favorite stylists to freshen up one item in our closet! Annie Peck, Hanna Donnelly and Katie Schuppler all tackled our Wide Leg Linen Pant and gave us nine amazing looks!
Sure, it is August and a linen pant's days might be numbered. But as long as the average temperature is above 55 we think linen pants are fair game!
Annie | Annie Frances Style Consulting
As a licensed therapist, Annie believes in the value of getting to know her clients well and understanding the work they do to better reflect each person's unique inner and outer beauty; and then challenging us with looks we might not typically consider, but end up loving!
Annie took the wide leg linen pant and dressed it up, down and back! First for errands, brunch, school run, you name it she styled the pants with a graphic tank, a black denim jacket and an XL tote.
Next for going to the office and then downtown date night, Annie styled the pant with a basic black tee and popped a shirt dress on top! The dress adds dimension, interest and, there's no other way to say it, style to the whole ensemble.
Finally the wide leg pant paired with the white peasant top and layers of necklaces gives a laid back but still polished boho vibe.
Hanna Donnelly | Hanna Lee Style
Hanna has been a stylist for over a decade and has worked on sets of TV commercials with Fortune 500 companies like Kraft, Pepsi, Special K and more but now Hanna exclusively works as a personal stylist both online and IRL. She she helps professional women look stylish on a budget, more sustainably.
It's no surprise, that Hanna took a wardrobe staple - the black tee - and made it the backbone of her three white linen pant looks.
First, the core outfit can be dressed up or down based on your shoes. A sneaker for errands and coffee dates and a metallic sandal or mule for the office or evening.
Either look can easily transform with the addition of a few accessories. Use the scarf as a wrap to stay warm when the sun sets. Wear it with a wide brim sun hat for French Riviera vibes. Or you could button up the jacket for completely different look.
Katie | KS Style Consulting
After gaining a Bachelors of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandise Management and Business Administration Katie went on to become the Stylist/Style Director at the #1 women’s boutique in Milwaukee, Fred Boutique and she worked in the retail world for 7 years. For more than 10 years now she has lived in Chicago and has been dedicated to helping her clients (Men, Women, Kids, Tall, Petite, and Plus Size) find their own personal style through advice, Styling Sessions, Closet Clean-outs, Consignment, Look Books, and Speaking Engagements throughout Chicagoland, Southeastern Wisconsin, Southwestern Michigan, and NYC.
Katie paired the white linen pants with three different tops, all accessorized perfectly for almost anything on your agenda.
First, paired with a jewel tone top, the wide leg linen pants offer sophistication and comfort. The classic look of the top tucked into the trouser gets an extra bump from the perfect accessories. (We added the denim jacket without her permission during the photoshoot! I think we were just having so much fun dressing up)
Next, pairing the pants with a graphic tee, straw hat and "very trendy braided sandal" is perfect for casual brunch with friends or just walking around the city. Tie the tee up or give it a little half tuck into the trouser to elongate your legs.
Finally, the wide leg pants with a saturated and bright summer knit makes the perfect day to night outfit. This look works at the office and struts right into happy hour with your favorite co-workers!
So, do you have a favorite? Are you feeling inspired?
Thank you to our friend Kate for modeling the looks! We both agreed that these outfits were so cute and that we might not have ever thought to put them together the way our stylists did!
P.S. If you want to be a model for next month's stylist challenge let us know!