the best work pants…paper-bag

Yes, they are actually called paper-bag lol, I know the name sounds funny and out of the ordinary, trust me I felt the same way when I knew what they were called. But don’t judge this piece by its name because they’re comfortable, chic and seriously flattering. They are super-high-waisted pants that sit just above your belly button and usually come with an attached belt that pulls at the waist.

This style of pants is absolutely amazing for ALL body types and that is one of my reasons for loving them.They can be styled in various ways and for different occasions. For a dressy look like work, brunch, business meeting, it can be paired with a fitted button-down blouse, or with a fitted sweater as I have done with look 1.

Paper-bag pants can also be worn casually, paired with a fitted tee shirt or tank top. They can be an incredibly chic piece for your closet which you can wear not only to the office, but for school runs, errands, or even a night out with friends and or partner.

Due to the ruffled waistline and extra volume, they can often be tricky to style, and the key with this pants is balancing the looser fit on bottom with a tighter or shorter top. Not only does that provide a more proportioned look, it helps the waist detail stand out. Pairing the right accessories with the pants is also important, so you can create the most flattering silhouette for your figure.

There are different styles of paper-bag pants, but I am sharing two of my favourite styles today, which is the wide leg and the cropped style. I prefer the cropped for work because it flatters my figure and hits no further than my ankle, follow me on my Instagram as I always share my daily looks on there! The wide leg I mostly style when going out with Chef T aka the hubs lol or with the girls.

Three Tips to styling Paper- Bag Pants 

  • First, find the style and length that works best for your body
  • Styling this style of pants, balance is key for sure so I suggest a bodysuit or fitted top, shirt and blouse.
  • For the most flattering look, choose a cropped style that feature a tapered leg so they follow the natural line of the leg.

Look 1 – Cropped and Tapered Paper -Bag 

//Outfit Details//
//Pants// sold out, here, love this Similar style,
/Coat// similar here, more here
//Handbag // Celine, Old, Similar style
//Pumps // Schtu Old, Similar here,
//Sweater// Old, similar styles here




Look 2 – Wide and Flowy Paper- Bag  

//Outfit Details//
//Stripe Paper-Bag// sold out,Similar hereSimilar style,
/Coat// old, similar here, more here
//Sunglasses // Old, Similar style
//Shoes // Old, Similar here,
//Bodysuit// Old, similar styles, here



As always thanks for stopping by, and continue to stay stylish!