WIW: Easy Peasy

Life has become unbelievably busy - a major event at work has thrown my days into a state of chaos and home is just as crazy. So I want to wear outfits that are still stylish but have an emphasis on comfort and ease of wearing.

Today's outfit started with these new Express Editor Glen plaid bootcut trousers. I wanted some trousers that were not black, had some pattern and could read as a false grey. Bingo! 

I paired the trousers with a simple black knit pull over, which I've faux tucked into the belt. I guess this outfit is akin to Angie's formula of bootcut trousers with fluid knit top.

My black patent booties, black with gold hardware handbag and rose gold/black watch round out the outfit.

So what do you think? Does this work? I can tell already I'm going to love these trousers. Soooooooo comfy. As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Pullover: Sears
Trousers: Express
Belt and handbag: Danier Leather
Booties: Ara
Watch: Fossil (eBay)

P.S. Going for an eye exam after work today - I know my prescription has changed again. My eyes have been driving me crazy. Might need your help in a couple of days to pick new glasses.

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  • replied 6 years ago

    Well you look cool and collected! Hope you have times to take a breather and a cup of coffee!

  • El Cee replied 6 years ago

    You look very sharp today. I can see why you love those trousers. They have a drapey elegance to them. I think they will be very versatile. Hoping that things calm down a bit for you. [Ooooh! New glasses ahead? How fun! Looking forward to seeing what you pick.]

  • ramya replied 6 years ago

    You look fantastic Shannon . What's the secret in wearing trousers in winter Shannon?How do you not feel cold?

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    New trousers are gorgeous and look perfect with the drapey sweater. Looking forward to the new glasses!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, those are great pants, and you look relaxed, even if you do not feel that way. Rally nice outfit. 

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    I like the pants! Everything looks simple and elegant.

  • Debbie replied 6 years ago

    Love those pants they look great! in fact the whole outfit looks great.

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, you look great and I LOVE those pants.  They fit and drape beautifully.  Excellent easy outfit!

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    Nice comfy look.

  • merwoman replied 6 years ago

    Casually elegant  - well done!

  • loulou replied 6 years ago

    looking good

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 6 years ago

    Nice, love the pants! 

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous. Streamlined, modern and elegant. Love those pants:). Life does sound crazy but I trust you are enjoying it. xxx

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Oh yes!  I'm so interested in wide leg trousers now, but wearing them for days at home seems a little OTT, unless they're yoga pants, and the snow is keeping me in tall boots.  Do you just stuff them in boots for your commute.

    You look terrific!  Keep moving forward and try to take care of yourself! 

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Well, you certainly don't look like things are hectic!  You look stylish, calm, and collected!  I love those patterned pants in particular!!

  • shemarie replied 6 years ago

    Those pants are gorgeous, they look great on you, and paired with sleek, streamlined items and accessories, they get to be the star! You look very elegant and chic!

  • Nicole D replied 6 years ago

    I love glen plaid.  You look perfect for the task at hand!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    Truly. It's just soooo fabulously simple yet effective. I can see red specs make this outfit even better. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Thank you all so much for you comments. I felt really good in this outfit today and I'm in love with these trousers.

    Angie, it's funny you mention red specs 'cause...(see my separate post)

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    I just love glen plaid trousers. I had a pair last year that I wore right out, I wore them so much. You look calm, cool, and collected, and ready to take on the world!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Does this work? It works so well that I'm going to copy it this week for sure. My glen plaid trousers need an outing.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Of course it works!

  • Asingh replied 6 years ago

    Love the outfit, Shannon! Those trousers are super-chic! YLF!

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  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    I have a pair of glen plaid trousers sitting on hold because I can't figure out how to style them.  I'm looking forward to your remixes with these.  And this is a great first look for them.  They look quite comfy!

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