10 Casual Ways to Style Dressy Pants

Natassia Coelho
by Natassia Coelho

I'm going to share with you my ten favorite ways to style casual outfits using pants. If you're like me, you've probably accumulated a collection of pants that you've purchased for work. I used to only wear these pants when I was going to the office. But lately, I've been enjoying trying to incorporate them into my everyday outfits. So I'm going to show you some ways that you can wear them.

Style pants

Cropped sleeve blazer

Kicking things off with this ensemble, I'm wearing a ¾ sleeve blazer layered on top of a strapless cropped top. I paired the outfit with these platform loafers, which I love because it gives it more of a rougher edgy look. To finish it off, I've got a quilted tote bag.

Styling pants

Simple tank

This is a pretty simple look but one that is perfect for looking effortlessly put together. I've just paired my wide-leg trousers with a black tank top and dainty necklace and, of course, my trusty platform loafers.

Easy pants style

Relaxed button-up

This outfit is the epitome of comfort. I'm wearing a linen button-up top that I have left slightly unbuttoned to give it a more relaxed feel. If you don't feel comfortable showing so much skin, you can button up the shirt and tuck it in; it looks a bit more business casual but still relaxed. I'm wearing sandals with trousers, and honestly, I love it; it gives the outfit more of a beachy vibe. To accessorize, I added this cute mini beaded purple purse.

Spring pants style

Graphic tee

This is another simple casual look. I've paired my pants with a graphic tee and some chunky white sneakers. I love wearing pants with a graphic tee, especially this one because it has my favorite painting, which is 'The Kiss' by Gustav Klimt. You could also pair the pants with a plain white tee or even a t-shirt in a bold color, and it would look just as cute.

Summer pants style

Cropped tee

This look is dressy pants turned streetwear. I'm wearing a loose boxy cropped black tee and the same sneakers as the previous outfit, and a bucket hat. The only hats I own are bucket hats. I'm pairing the outfit with my quilted tote bag; this is a very casual streetwear look that is comfy and perfect for a hot summer day.

Basic pants style

Tropical bodysuit

Here I'm going for something a bit more tropical. I'm wearing a bodysuit with an understated tropical print, and I love it. I think that sleeveless bodysuits are perfect for the summer, especially when they have an exciting back, so if you can find a funky print or a floral print, that would look really good. 

Cute cream polo

You could probably get away with wearing this outfit to a casual office, but I would wear this for a lunch or dinner date. I'm wearing a cream-colored white polo which I've tucked into my wide-leg black trousers, and I paired it with some quilted black and cream shoes which look a little less sporty than plain white or black sneakers. Also, how adorable is this purse? It has a faux fur handle.


Do you know what I love more than crop tops? Off-the-shoulder tops. Flaunt those shoulders. I'm wearing an off-the-shoulder orange top, which adds a perfect pop of color for the spring or summer. I also added a black belt to cinch my waist. 

Loose-fit cami

I love wearing loose-fit cami tops in the spring and summer because they're airy and breathable. I'm wearing a leopard print one, but you could wear one in a plain color or a bolder. I'm wearing a simple black belt to cinch my waist, and I'm wearing some pointed-toe nude flats. It's a little bit dressier than some of the other outfits but still comfy and casual.

Cropped tie shirt

This is a really fun casual date night outfit. I'm wearing a printed short-sleeved button-up top, which I've tied and knotted at my waist to give it more of a cropped look. I love the fun print of this top. I've paired it with some plain black loafers and my beaded purple purse.

Surprise! We have a special bonus outfit, and this is just a reminder that fashion is about having fun and expressing yourself. So while I wore black and gray pants for most of the outfits, don't be afraid to branch out and play around with colors, whether it's printed trousers, a bold, bright color, or even pastels like these lavender pants I'm wearing here.

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