From Day to Night: Trouser Jeans

Dakota Trouser Stitch Premium Jeans ($49.80 USD) by Vanity
More transitional fashion! I know we all have our love affair with skinny jeans, but sometimes it's nice to wear something less...constricting. The wide leg trend is back, and the good thing is it can be dressed up and dressed down! Fitted slightly throughout the hip and thighs, these jeans are flattering, extremely comfortable (but the 33" inseam is a little long for my 5'4" height. I need to hem them) and a little dressy. For this post, I'll show you how trouser jeans can be worn during the day, as well as night.

Dakota Trouser Stitch Premium Jeans (c/o Vanity) | Blue and white striped button down (Tommy Hilfiger; had since high school) | Bangles (gift from friend) | Vintage pearl necklace (I'm Your Present via Etsy) | Taupe wedges (Alloy) | Vintage portfolio case (from my mom)
Just the right amount of casual--the dark indigo of the wash and trouser fit makes these jeans appropriate for everyday, or even Casual Friday. I paired mine with an Oxford button down (tucked in) and really high heels (which are hard to see, because I'm too short for the jeans). I added a strand of chunky faux pearls to feminize the outfit a little bit, and a vintage portfolio that my mom gave me.

Dakota Trouser Stitch Premium Jeans (c/o Vanity) | Sequin black tank top (American Rag) | Gold studded black leather crossbody bag (Rebecca Minkoff) | "Diamond" necklace (swap with Katrina; visit her Etsy) | Black high-heeled booties (Charlotte Russe)
I chose neutral colors for my night outfit, but dressed it up with some sparkle. I'm kind of obsessed with sequin tops (but only the neutral colored ones, like gray and black) right now. I added a small crossbody bag (by Rebecca Minkoff; one of my favorites!) and high-heeled booties (again, they're invisible with the long inseam). And don't worry: the jeans are comfy enough to dance in.

How would you wear trouser jeans?

(If you like them, you can win your own pair in my newest giveaway!)


Disclosure: The Dakota Trouser Jeans were provided courtesy of Vanity

9 comments

julianne. said...

you are too beautiful.
i love both looks.
great post darling! <3

vonilicious said...

Hot transitional, love the sequin top. Sequins make everything glamorous.

sharon lei said...

I love the day to night transition!!! :) Those trouser def look great on you, Erica.

xx Love & Aloha
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Michelle Lee said...

oh wow amazing both :)

strawberry MILK mustache said...

So pretty! You look so tall!

wifluvelle said...

i have a blink sparkly vest that i like to wear wif my jeans all da time :)

xoxo elle

Jessica said...

very cute! I love the jeans. For some reason I was under the impression that I didn't like the Dakota cut, but I bought some on clearance recently and they look great, so I don't know why I thought that.

Kelly-Ann said...

I never fell out of love with the wide leg and I'm pleased to see they're back so it's easier to buy them. I think they compliment more of a wide variety of shapes than the skinny jeans.

You look great in these pics, I like how you've styled them.

thedemuremuse.com said...

I am really really really loving all your outfit photos lately. You are rocking those flares SO HARD and they look great in both looks!