Last week, Nick and I had the opportunity to travel with the L’Occitane team to Provence, France where the brand was born. I’m going through all our photos, and it’s hard to put into words the natural beauty of this rural region, as well as the kindness and humility of everyone we met along the way. I’ll be posting a few different outfits from our travels, and can’t wait to share about the trip itself in a comprehensive post next week!
I wore this look for a dinner with the L’Occitane founder, Olivier Baussan, at his friend’s darling Provence home. It was a little slice of French countryside heaven, complete with an intimate al-fresco setup and chickens running across the yard! I’m a big fan of jumpsuits for special occasions, and you can easily fake the look with a monochromatic top and pants. It’s also a great way to remix pieces you already own for a totally different vibe – try styling those boring ole’ black work trousers with a tucked-in halter top like this one and statement earrings (both of which I own and wear often)!
The draping crepe fabric on these trousers paired with satin and lace accents helped elevate the overall look, but I also kept things functional for the countryside setting with a pair of low slide sandals. I love pants like this for professional wear, too, paired with a simple chambray top tucked-in to accentuate the waistline.
Wide-leg pants usually aren’t as versatile as skinny ones, since you typically need high heels to keep the sweeping pant legs off the ground. However, since this pair is cut very high-waisted, I was able to hem them shorter (enough to wear with flats or low heels) without truncating the long lines too much.
I’ve mentioned before that Missguided (like Boohoo) is a trendy UK fast-fashion brand, where you usually get what you pay for in terms of quality. I don’t often shop there unless they have something specific that I’m looking for, which in this case was a lightweight wide-legged trouser in petites. These were still way long on me, the but 0P fit decently at the waist (better than most US 00P), so it was nothing a DIY hem and waist belt couldn’t fix. The lightweight crepe fabric has a little texture and stretch to it, and the pants are fully lined. I’d also recommend these trousers in pink, but note they will also need a hem on someone my height!
Which of the two looks with these pants did you like better?