Dresses may be the easiest and most convenient outfit to wear to work, but a good pair of pants can do wonders for your psyche at work. They can make you feel strong and confident — provided they’re a good fit. High-waisted, wide-legged trousers add a dramatic zing to your look, while tailored skinny pants are sleek and simple, but still make a powerful statement. Worn with the right top or a smart blazer, a pair of pants can help you make quite an impression.
Step out in style in these nine pairs that won’t break the bank, and that can take you from office chic to the street.
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Sleek as a panther… That’s how you’ll feel in these tuxedo pants. Contrasting trim on the sides, and detailing on the front and back pockets, make these a pair that won’t waste your closet space.
On days when you feel fearless, nothing but a pair of leather-look trousers will do.
A great style that balances out wider hips, these trousers are amped up with a subtle glitter sheen.
These wide leg trousers are great for lazy days. Wear with a crisp white shirt.
These ankle-length stretch pants with a curved waist are super-comfy. They come in various colours from pink to grey and black. Pair with a simple blouse or shirt.
Black doesn’t have to be boring. Show your flair for fashion by picking a pair with fabulous details, or that is made of a super-luxe material — like these velvet trousers by Yumi Kim.
This pair of wide-leg, multi-coloured striped pants is fun enough to see you through an after-work dinner date.
Add a pair of pants with a paper-bag waist to your wardrobe to show off a different silhouette during the week.
Put a spin on your pants by choosing a pair with a feminine check. The high-rise waist on this one nips you in, while the tapered cut shows off your legs.
Text: Debby Kwong