5 Top-and-Pants Outfits That Will Have You Putting Your Dresses in Storage


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While I rarely wear pants, pairing a dress with sandals has felt boring to me lately. I think it's time I challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone and embrace wearing pants. Because I'm rather short, I usually avoid pants like the plague. But lately, I've seen so many chic ways to style pants outfits that I decided it was time to get over my fear and head to a tailor. After digging through Instagram for all the outfit inspiration I could find, I found five looks that rose above the rest. Keep scrolling to see the outfits I found and shop the pieces needed to help you re-create them. 

Blazer + Striped Pants + Simple Top


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Pajama-style striped linen or cotton pants are everywhere, and I couldn't be happier. Talk about comfortable and chic—they have a laid-back California vibe I'm here for. Add a blazer to dress it up a bit.

Button-Down + Belt + High-Waisted Denim 


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A classic poplin shirt paired with high-waisted jeans is simple yet chic. It really has that Meredith Blake vibe that Gen Z can't get enough of. This is the perfect summer-to-fall transition look. 

Fitted Top + Cargo Pants + Statement Earrings


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This is the go-to outfit for cool girls headed for a night out. Good cargo pants never really go out of style, and I love how the loose fit of these pants contrasts with a fitted top. It's an outfit that's perfect for the weekend. 

Black Top + White Pants


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I'm obsessed with black and white outfits. There is something so Parisian and chic about them, and I definitely get a quiet-luxury vibe from them as well. If you're looking for an elevated and easy outfit, this one is for you.

Matching pants set


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If you know me, you know I absolutely adore a two-piece set. This is my favorite way to wear pants. Whether you're headed to a night out, dinner party, brunch, or event, this look never fails. 

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.