In the world of work-appropriate pants, my favorite was always the slim ankle cut, and then in recent years, the high-waisted wide legs. I saw these bootcut pants online and was drawn in by the rich berry color and the reviews complaining about a small fit. In person, these feel like the stretchy, thicker twill fabric like on BR Sloan pants and do run pretty small throughout compared to petite pants by other American brands. They’re an option “in between” my two favorite cuts, and are pretty flattering and elongating when worn over heels.
Here’s another piece I picked out from WHBM and wanted to share fit notes on, now that it’s 60% off (and boy, I could really use a haircut)! Their knit dresses usually fit me pretty well, and this one was no exception. The material is very stretchy and the dress is lined everywhere except the sleeves. It is fitted on me but not inappropriately so, in my opinion. It looks very “hourglass” silhouette in the photo above, but that’s just due to my legs being crossed over while in mid stride.
Looking at these pictures in hindsight, I would replace this camel sweater with a black V-neck top for a more streamlined look. I also love the look of berry tones elevated with cream or navy, or paired with chambray and plaid patterns for a more casual outfit.