11 March 2008

Four Ways - High Waisted Pleated Pants



This was a tough one for me and I'm still not convinced that I got it 100% right. I definitely figured out that one key element to keeping the pants from becoming too mumsy is the length. These happen to be petites so they are naturally too short for me which worked out perfectly. The other pair I got, the light grey ones, come down to my ankles so they are going to have to be altered.
  • First I paired the pants with a plain white v-neck tee and an oversized cardigan. A vintage locket and black high heeled oxfords complete the look.
  • Next I went for a casual, layered look using a simple long sleeve black tee and a slouchy grey striped tank. I added a purple beret for a little color and vintage black and white patent shoes.
  • Then I paired the pants with a lacey top, vintage shoes and locket. I'm not sure whether or not a belt would have helped this look.
  • The last look layers a vintage rock tee, vintage woven vest, a black blazer and my favorite ankle boots.

19 comments:

In Yr Fshn said...

Okay, you make these look so amazing that it almost makes me think I could wear them. Oh, nope, logic just kicked in!

Anna Marie said...

I've got to give it to you, I was a little skeptical, I personally don't like high-waisted 'anything'. But you pulled it off perfectly. I love your site. It's absolutely amazing. I'm so jealous of your fashion sense, I myself am a big vintage lover. But I could never pull off the things you do.

Great Job.

addicted said...

very cool pants. they really look great in each of your looks.

Nadine said...

Oh great pants! I'm in love!

Sarah said...

I think I like the last look the most, but all of them are pretty fabulous and I want a pair more than ever.

jackie ♥ said...

i absolutely love your last outfit!

muchlove.

Isabel said...

Umm, wow. I am totally impressed. Somehow, I don't think my petite stature would lend itself well to those pants. They look absolutely wonderful on you, though!

Hailey said...

I def COULD NOt pull off pleated pants, but I love the other elements - especailly of outfits 1 & 3.

Rhiannon said...

I love the word "mumsy" and the fact that you made pleated pants look great in 4 different outfits.

I think I like the cardigan look best . . . something about the way the longer cardigan balances the look out is just perfect.

copperoranges said...

i think if you added a skinny brown belt to the third look it would really tie it all together.

very very fabulous.

elin said...

these are great! i also saw the "four ways to match your navy jacket". lots of inspiration! and a great new blog to add to my favourites (:

Sally Jane said...

Thanks for all of your input and your comments! I'm feeling more like this is something I could actually wear.

geek-betty said...

ooh I would never attempt pants like those. I'm afraid I'd end up looking soccer-mom-ish with my hips and all. they look great on you.

NewlyInspired said...

Love this look!

AlicePleasance said...

You look great in all of these outfits!
I need to try this kind of pants, definitely!

Att ha det gott said...

Love your blogg

Belle said...

the first and fourth are my favorite! i'll have to try the last one out, it's so cool.

Fashion Tidbits said...

you look really comfy, are they comfortable?

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much for the comments!

Fashion Tidbits: Yes, they are pretty comfortable. Especially after living in skinny jeans for so long.