Wednesday Wardrobe – One Pair of Pants + Tops

Remember the old shopping rule—Don’t buy it if it doesn’t go with at least three other things?

Well, that’s easy with pants. Pants can extend our wardrobe a lot just simply by mixing up the tops and shoes we put with them. This is particularly helpful when we travel. I remember when I went to Italy with my husband years ago. I could tell when I was in each city simply by the pants I wore. In Rome, I wore a tan pair of khakis; in Venice I wore jeans; in Tuscany I wore black pants. All you have to do is change the top and, Voila! You have an extended wardrobe (and you look different in photos because—especially with selfies and intimate shots—you typically take photos from the waist up).

As a petite, curvy girl, I typically hate shopping for pants, but the ones sold at White House Black Market fit me well. Plus, the staff there makes shopping fun. They are helpful and will run to get you different sizes while you’re in the dressing room.

Remember, this Wednesday fashion feature is for us real women who work, eat, play, take care of our families, and multi-task in more ways than we can count. There is no retouching going on here on Steph’s Scribe! What you see is what you get.

The pair of pants I am featuring today is a green khaki pair I bought a couple of weeks ago at White House Black Market. I love these super comfortable pants. I could wear them every day.

Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft | Bag by 9 West
Top from White House Black Market
Top from Ann Taylor Loft
Top Xhilaration from Target
Top from Cabi


Stephanie Verni is Professor of Business Communication at Stevenson University and is the author of Inn Significant, Baseball Girl, and Beneath the Mimosa Tree. Along with her colleagues Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse, she is a co-author of Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice, published by Kendall-Hunt.


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