WIW: another dress over pants--the work version

Working at OSKA Seattle, the dress code is to wear clothing from the store/company. Here is my work version of a dress over pants outfit. I bought the caftan dress with the idea in mind that it can work alone as well as over pants or leggings, say, when the weather is cool. I like that it has sleeves, and it is easily layered over an insulating tee, for wearing in the air-conditioned store. I've worn it a few times already on its own as a dress, and over footless tights, with sandal-booties. Today I tried it with pants, and I quite liked it. The look does add some bulk to my frame, but I'm hoping it was JFE (just flattering enough).

The outfit (worn to work):
Black lightweight linen caftan dress (OSKA, Taja dress); black lightweight cotton rolled-hem trousers (OSKA, Tertia trousers); black layering tee (Tees by Tina); pink, white, gray, and maroon stripe scarf (Halogen, painterly wave wrap); pink sneakers (Ellen Degeneres, Chapalove); pink and brass necklace (Madewell, radiate necklace set); not shown: nude pink tote bag.

Thanks for looking! I appreciate any feedback you'd care to give. 

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  • Dianna replied 3 years ago

    I like the look, specially how you added the pink sneakers and accessories (I am a fan of the maximal look, so I love the  necklace and the scarf worn together)

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, Dianna!

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Great look I like combination with pink, black and pink are lovely color combo, especially love scarf and necklace.

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    Ooh I love this! Wonderful styling. This is a silhouette I find very attractive. I recently bought a Japanese inspired dress a little similar to this and I think I will try pants with it thanks to your inspiration xx

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    FUN '80s and 90's redux. Great scarf and sneaker complement. Pink looks fresh and pretty. Nice with your grey hair. 

    Are these pink sneaks working out, Sharan? 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    As Angie said, this is fun and the blush takes it to another level. Can you also wear the dress open down the front like a duster? I did that yesterday with a black linen dress over slim denim crops and a black crochet/lace top over a black tank, and liked the look. A summer scarf denim blue, black and white worked well but ended up tied to my bag.
    I especially like your necklace/scarf/bag compliment.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, Mirjana!

    Deborah, I'm so flattered to have inspired you. Thanks for chiming in.

    Angie, thank you! These sneakers are much better. I really loved the style of the Eccos more, but I need to be able to walk in them. I can't quite bring myself to part with the Eccos yet, but I should let them go. Not sure where, though. I hate that I wasted my money on them.

    Joy, thank you! I like the duster idea. This dress is only open at the neck, though. It has a slit, down to just below the bustline, and it's closed with two buttons and loops, sew on the inside of the slit.

  • skylurker replied 3 years ago

    I want to strip down the trousers, but that's probably because it's 30°C here today and your look feels too wintery.
    I love the dress on you.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

     Send the sneaks to DFS. 

    YAY. Fun pink sneaks. I love mine too. High five. 

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    All great pieces!

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Skylurker, yes, if it were really summer here, I wouldn't wear the pants or the 3/4-sleeved layering tee underneath. I wore a light long coat over the outfit, too, for my commute.

    Thanks for the idea, Angie. They're not exactly work shoes, but maybe DFS would want them.

    Thanks, Rachy!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    You have the style to pull off a dramatic look and make it seem relaxed and elegant!  I love the dusty rose touches!  Do you have a blush cami?  that would be nice with the sneaks when it's warmer outside, too.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    I like that idea, Beth Ann. I have a pink tank that could work nicely. A blush cami is something I can keep an eye out for!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    DFS would LOVE them. Corner of 5th and Seneca. 

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Angie, it's very close to where I work, too--easy to drop off before work! I emailed them today to see if they're taking donations (website says they halted till sometime this month).

    Beth Ann, I just found a light pink cami by Halogen--one of Angie's picks here. Yay!

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