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3 Stylish Ways To ‘Wear The Pants’ At Work

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I’d give you a whole history lesson about how women finally started wearing pants, but I think most of you already know. So I’ll skip right to it.

Wearing trousers to work isn’t rocket science. You put them on, pair them with a shirt, and you’re off. Some of you may even have a few pre-decided sets that you alternate every week, all fitting into that strict office dress code.

But ladies, where’s the fun in that? Believe it or not, a well thought-out look has the power to lift your mood and make you feel like a million bucks — it’s called power dressing for a reason! And what’s the one thing all powerful women have in common? They all wear the pants (literally and figuratively).

So we styled 3 looks for every power woman out there, and yes, they all feature a pair of fantastic looking pants.


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1. A Pair Of Black Trousers Is Essential

When it comes to pretty much anything in your closet, black is an unavoidable colour. To have a pair of black trousers is essential. Now, instead of taking the black and white route to work, how about adding some bright colours to the mix? Black and soft pink make a stunning combo and, this way, you can totally avoid those Monday blues.


Koovs Peg Trousers (Rs 1,495)
Forever New Blazer (Rs 2,995)
AJIO V-Neck Top (Rs 479)


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2. Amp Up Your Shirt & Trouser Game

There’s a way to make that shirt-and-trouser combo look hella stylish. Pick a high-waist, wide leg pair of pants in a muted shade. Up next is your shirt. Half-tuck an embroidered chambray shirt into your trousers and make sure you fold up those sleeves. A pair of wedges and some tasteful accessories will have you looking like the boss in no time.


H&M Wide Trousers (Rs 3,999)
Beyond Clouds Chambray Shirt (Rs 1,499)
Anouk Gold Watch (Rs 2,240)


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3. Do Black & White Differently

The most obvious colour combo people wear to work is black and white. While it is pretty standard, there’s no reason it can’t look fantastic. Black and white vertical stripes make you look taller. Team your striped trousers with a basic black tank and a long white waistcoat to match. It’s a look you could mix and match with so many pieces, and still look different every time.


Forever 21 Contemporary Striped Pants (Rs 1,539)
Zara Waistcoat (Rs 3,990)
H&M Ribbed Top (Rs 1,999)


A writer, social media expert, and self-proclaimed beauty junkie, Anushka's alter ego Pocket Stylist is a platform to showcase her everyday style, must-haves, and tips. A graduate from the London College of Fashion, her taste is current, trendy, and highly accessible. She’s also a certified hair stylist.

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