How to Dress Up Your Work Trousers


It’s easy to reach for an LBD or your fave festive dress during the holidays. But, who’s to say you can’t show up to a party in pants—and look drop-dead gorgeous? Here are some party-perfect ways to dress up a classic trouser for all your seasonal shindigs.

Scroll on to see the tips on how to dress up work trousers!

Stitch Fix Women’s outfit laydown featuring pink windowpane patterned pants, black tunic, slingbacks and black bag.

How to Dress Up Gem Tone Trousers

If you’re headed to cocktail hour, try a pair of trousers in a deep teal or cobalt. Not only can you wear these skinny pants to work, but—with a sky-high heel, black silk blouse & blazer—you can transform a simple trouser into dressed-up perfection. Don’t forget a statement necklace— it is the holidays, after all!

How to Dress up Printed Trousers

If you’re looking for more dimension, a trouser with texture (jacquard, for example) kicks up the fancy factor immediately. Pair them with a sheer blouse in a complementary color—brown & navy will do the trick. Then add a long tassel necklace to keep this look up to date.

How to Dress Up Black Trousers

Already have a pair of basic black trousers? Here’s how to jazz them up to be party-appropriate:

  • Pair your black trousers with a cream or champagne-colored silk blouse and a black blazer. This ode to the tuxedo is perfect for a cocktail party! For accessories, wear crystal drop earrings to draw attention to your face.
  • Wear your trousers with statement heels. The higher the better! If you want it to be all about your footwear, wear all black with a pop-color shoe.
  • Be festive! Wear your trousers with holiday colors like: red, emerald, winter white or blue. Pair your look with a dramatic outer layer like a full-length duster coat to keep you stylish & warm. Want more tips? Find out what festive attire even means on a party invite?

Are you looking to turn your work trousers into party pants? Take your style quiz, order a Fix and let our stylists send you a Fix full of holiday-worthy items, from jewel-tone and patterned pants to silk and organza blouses. We’re ready to get you all decked out for the season. Try on everything in the comfort of your own home. Shipping, returns and exchanges are always free. 

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