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OOTD x3: Wide Leg Trouser Jeans Outfits for Fall

With looser, wider-leg denim popular right now, I have enjoyed pulling out my two pairs of trouser jeans, which I find a nice tailored alternative to the very baggy, casual wide legs on the market. This "dressier take" on wide legs (which I was happy to see trending for fall 2022) is a good fit for the classic aspect of my personal style.


Not only are both of my trouser jeans thrifted, I purchased them both on the same Goodwill trip! Both were in excellent condition and have held up well with over 20 wears each. I got both pairs for under $15, too. I admit that the distinction between "medium" and "dark" wash is more a matter of semantics than of reality, but the "medium" pair (left) has some fading on the thighs and vertical streaking in the denim that give them a somewhat lighter appearance than the "dark" pair (right) that a more uniform wash.

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Medium wash trouser jeans - thrifted, CJ Banks - 22W - $7.49 - 10/2018

Dark wash trouser jeans - thrifted, Lane Bryant - 22 - $7.49 - 10/2018


Outfit #1: Button-up Shirt


My husband's button-up shirt came partially untucked, so I was teasing him about styling it with the J. Crew half tuck. (He is 100% a fully tucked shirt + belt man, which works well on his skinny frame.) So of course the very next time I wore a button-up shirt, I had to style it this way! This may not be a 100% J. Crew version because I do let the tucked half of the shirt in front blouson slightly rather than have it tautly tucked in, but close enough! These are the "medium" wash jeans...they fit me like a loose straight leg without any bagginess at the hip and upper thigh, which I like.

Striped shirt + trouser jeans - plus size outfit idea for women over 40
OOTD 10/11/22

I didn't go crazy with 37 million layered necklaces like I sometimes do, opting for a single simple blue necklace. I did have to get some low-key print mixing into the outfit though with these floral loafers.

Striped shirt + trouser jeans - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

My bracelet stack is based on a DIY paper bead set I made in a red/dark blue/white color scheme to match this shirt. It has a vaguely wintry/Christmas-y vibe with the silver snowflake bead on the middle paper bead bracelet, and (known only to me) the bottom paper bead bracelet was made from a Lands End catalog page of Christmas stockings. I supplemented the paper bead bracelets with white 5mm glass beads and 6mm dark blue lapis lazuli beads. (All bracelets DIY.)

DIY paper bead bracelet set - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

I have two other me-made accessories in this outfit. The blue headband is a DIY 5-strand braided headband made from an old T-shirt and fabric glue. The earrings are world's easiest DIY hoop earrings with red seed beads and a White Rabbit charm added to the pre-made hoop and hook from a set I bought on Amazon.

DIY seed bead earrings - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

I chose red seed beads because of course the White Rabbit works in the court of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, and she's very particular about things being red!

Outfit #2: Blouse & Sweater Vest


Now for the dark wash jeans, which I think you can tell better in the outfit photos do have an overall darker appearance than the ones above. They also have a different cut from the previous pair, being more of a wide leg meets a bootcut with a bit of a subtle flare from the knee down. Even this mild flare gives me a bit of a 70s fashion feeling, so I paired them with a boldly printed polyester blouse with a collar that lays down nice and flat over the cardigan vest. And yes, I like wearing any kind of flared pants/jeans at full length so they are just a bit short of skimming the ground like it's 2011. I know cropped flares have been popular for many years now, but I just prefer the clean unbroken line of the full-length version for my style.

Floral blouse + sweater vest + trouser jeans - plus size outfit idea for women over 40
OOTD 10/29/22

This blouse + vest + flats combination is a favorite of mine. Something about the rich warm burgundy/maroon with the dark muted grape background on the blouse is so wrong it's right. And of course a cousin color to the burgundy...a rust/burgundy color...does exist in small quantities in the print, so it's just harmonious enough.

Floral blouse + sweater vest + trouser jeans - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

My daily bracelet stack is based on a pair of DIY paper bead bracelets I made to coordinate with a different blouse, but it works very well with this one too. The bottom striped bicone bead bracelet I call the "sunrise" bracelet with its purple-wine, warm pink, and grey colors. (I wish I could show you the paper I used, but I didn't photograph it.) The burgundy tube beads were made from a dress image in a clothing catalog (Coldwater Creek, I think), shown below. I added a DIY burgundy garnet bead bracelet and two silver spacer bead bracelets (from my Amazon set) to complete the stack.

DIY paper bead bracelet set - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

Outfit #3: Blouse & Cardigan


This photo of the dark wash jeans shows you that when I front tuck a blouse into them (left), you can see the baggier fit of the jeans in the belly and high hip area. They are definitely the right size...a smaller size would be too tight in the rear...but they are just cut a bit looser than the medium wash jeans in Outfit #1. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to partially tuck the blouse or leave it loose...

Floral blouse + trouser jeans - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

But when I added my cardigan to it, the flat smooth surface of leaving the blouse untucked looked nicer underneath the cardigan. With the blouse and jeans both reading as "navy," it's almost an inner column of color under the cardigan, so I think that proportion doesn't matter as much as if it were, say, a white top. Boxy cropped chunky-knit cardigans are pretty popular with wider-leg jeans, but I think this cardigan is fitted enough that it looks well balanced with the slight flares.

Floral blouse + trouser jeans + cardigan - plus size outfit idea for women over 40
OOTD 11/4/22

This is another foray into Jodie's "color not in the print" method of combining a solid and a print. The fall foliage blouse has a range of mostly dark, definitely muted colors, including brown, rust, olive, indigo, and aqua on a navy background. This muted dusky rose color just seemed like it would work because it shares that "highly muted" quality with the other colors. I loved the combination and will wear these two pieces together again! Another way to wear pink with fall colors. I kept to the muted theme with my selection of two dark bronze tone necklaces: a short charm necklace with birds, flowers, etc., and a fun owl clock pendant. I am very fond of animal clock pendants because they remind me of Tock, the clock dog from one of my other favorite childhood books, The Phantom Tollbooth...pictured on the cover.

Floral blouse + trouser jeans + cardigan - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

My bracelet stack started with three DIY paper bead bracelets I made in blush pink, brown, tan, and gold (inspired by a particular outfit). I added a pink quartz bead, mixed spacer bead, and brown glass with gold roses bead bracelets (all DIY). I thought that the brown, tan, and gold blended well with the fall colors of the blouse.

DIY paper bead bracelet set - plus size outfit idea for women over 40

Do you have a favorite type of jeans you're wearing lately? Is there a type of jeans you don't like (for yourself)?


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16件のコメント


Joanne
Joanne
2022年11月13日

So many fun ways to style these Jeans. I pretty much like ALL the varieties of jeans out there right now; though maybe not the ones with the ripped hems and 1/2 the legs missing. I don't mind a small distressed hole or two but they shouldn't look like a dog attacked me. LOL

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
2022年11月14日
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"Dog attack" - haha, that's so true! I am also enjoying that pretty much every kind of jeans is stylish right now, so we can wear what we have and enjoy playing with different combinations. But I can't do the torn jeans on myself for some reason - it just feels wrong - though the more moderately distressed ones can look really cute on others. Thanks, Joanne!

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awayfromblue
2022年11月13日

They are great jeans on you and I will always love that fun striped shirt however you wear it! :)


I like the last outfit, I often can't make my mind up between tucking and untucking tops, but even though I'm petite and usually tuck tops in, I find with a long topper like your cardigan I like the untucked look most of the time!


Thank you for joining the Weekday Wear Link up. Hope you are having a lovely weekend! It's a nice sunny one here.


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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
2022年11月13日
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Thanks, Mica! The colorful striped shirt is a lot of fun and it doesn't take much to make an outfit with it, which is nice sometimes, haha. Appreciate you chiming in on the "to tuck or not to tuck" question that I struggle with!

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Gail Hanlon
Gail Hanlon
2022年11月12日

The half tuck works very well with the striped shirt, and it's a lovely colorful piece. Thanks for linking

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
2022年11月13日
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Thanks, Gail! It was fun to apply this tuck technique to a button up and see how it worked.

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carolbenton
2022年11月10日

Love your cool DIY bracelets! The wide leg trouser jeans make a go-to basis for so many different outfits with complementary colors. They look tailored but also relaxed. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 41.

Carol

www.scribblingboomer.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
2022年11月11日
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Tailored but relaxed is a good description, Carol - I think that combination is why I like them so much. Thanks!

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anita
2022年11月10日

I love how some styles come back around, and I still have them in my closet ;). There are other styles I wish would stay gone 😂.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
2022年11月10日
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Haha, that's so true, Anita!

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