For the past 6 months I’ve been in the process of doing a major wardrobe cleanup, which started from the fact that most of my clothes didn’t fit me anymore. However, this resulted in a big wake-up call in regards to how many clothes I have, yet how unprepared I am for different social situations. Therefore I promised that this year I’d buy only things that are missing from my wardrobe: more formal-ish clothing, heeled shoes, this kind of stuff. And my goal is to keep everything in a neutral-toned palette or at least in simple patterns/single colors/simple lines, so as to use these clothes for many years to come and not change them because they no longer match my style.
In light of this mindset change, I went shopping a month ago and bought a skirt, a purse and… some cargo pants. The purse and the skirt were definitely on my “to-buy” list, but the cargo pants definitely weren’t on my list of “formal-ish clothing” to buy, but technically they were missing from my wardrobe because I’ve never owned a pair of cargo pants. But let’s be clear – this was an impulse purchase.
I felt a little guilty after buying them but the thing is … I love them so much! I never thought that I would find some cargo pants to fit me well because I am petite and they tend to make you look bulkier than you actually are. So if you’re not skinny (which I’m not), you may end up looking 2 sizes bigger. I don’t think this actually happens with this model in particular, but I paired them with a higher chunky boot and a top with a tight fit, just to balance out the proportions. This is a great trick for any type of chunky bottoms, like mom jeans for example.
I really liked this look because it made me feel cooler than I actually am and made me look a bit thinner without feeling uncomfortable, and that’s due to the fact that the pants are made from a soft and loose material.
What do you think about it? Would you wear something like this?
Till next time,