WToW: Help needed

These VC red rayon pants are wardrobe orphans, too thin for cold weather, too warm for hot weather. Today should be perfect with layering.
The problem is that I will need a topper.
1: no topper. Blouse is cut too low so layered over a navy silk top.
2: EF ink cardigan
3; JJill linen navy jacket
4: denim jacket
5: ETA Linen blend blazer, Evan Picone
All toppers are thrifted. Do any of these work? I'm open to any suggestions you have as to how to wear these pants

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  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    My choice is #3. It has the same level of dressiness as the other items. But the denim jacket would be warmer, I might think.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Rachylou. I just added another, more structured navy blazer. I need to look somewhat authoritative for leading a spring-rowdy group of 9-13 year olds today. Maybe I need to change into a black suit.

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    i like both 3 and 5.
    and i commend you, usally when i wear my red pants, i panic and just wear a white shirt or tee...love the red and the layer of blue under it!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Joy, can you leave off the blue camisole? Another vote for #3. Great trousers. 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Angie, I need something under the striped top as it is sheer and the neck is too low for working with children. I could use a different color like white to brighten the top or a neutral like nude.

  • merwoman replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful drape on the pants Joy - they fit you to perfection! Loving #3 as well - have you got a nudish cami?

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Aha. Then I question whether it's worth keeping, Joy. The blouse doesn't look right with a camisole under that neck tie. Am I being too picky? 

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    I also chose 3 before I saw the other replies. Great pants. Hope the day goes well!!!!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you for your replies. I wore #3 and tried a cream cami. Angie, you are certainly not too picky! The light cami didn't look good either, so I fashion taped the blouse together higher up under the tie. It looks better but is too fussy to do this. The blouse is going into the donate bag.
    Kkards. I know what you mean. I like the pants, but just can't finds many tops that I like with them. My fall-back is white with black polkadots, although I have worn these red pants with a deep pink silk tee and an orange blazer.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    I like choice #3, and think you are right to donate such a demanding top.

  • rabbit replied 3 years ago

    Late, but I really like the red pants on you.  I think they might pair well with blouses that are white/cream, blush, navy, pale blue/chambray, pale mint green, maybe pale gray or charcoal. 

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Onto the next fab top. LOVE those red trousers. 

    Red is a neutral in my world because it works with just about any colour. Like Rabbit's suggestions. 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    I really like the red pants and hope to wear them more often. Angie, I will try thinking of them as a neutral. I keep trying to make a column of red but haven't found the right shade of red for a top, so it is an idea that needs to be let go. Rabbit, thank you for your suggestions. They have given me some ideas.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    I like the suggestions above. Usually when I'm in doubt, I wear a blue chambray button down. I like these with the blazer in #3 and #5.

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    I think those pants who be great with a chambray shirt. Also do you have an animal print top? I am regretting purging my red pants.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Karie, a new chambray button down is on my want list. I have one that is actually feeling too small, a rare thing for me. A great idea.
    Debbie, I do have an animal print..actually 2, a sheer silk buttondown and a sleeveless v-neck. Another great idea.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Test. The ROG spit out a red pants outfit from my finds and "similars" and I want to see if copies here. If not, how do those who have put their ROGs on the forum do it?


    Victoria's Secret
    Vintage Tees Leather Moto Vest

    Speckled cotton V-neck tee
    $29.50 $24.99

    Ann Taylor
    Curvy Boot Cut Jeans

    Eileen Fisher 'Allot' Flat

    Luxe Vintage Finds Chanel Lambskin 2.55 9" Shoulder Bag

  • rabbit replied 3 years ago

    Do you have the ROG page open?  I think there is a 'share this with the forum' link -- but it makes a new post.  Otherwise just collect all the finds it spit out and add them to this post.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    These are not even the right pieces :(

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    Can you take a screen shot of the ROG that gets created?  I know you can't create the same outfit twice, or it would take many tries.  Not sure if that is your question.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Rabbit, I think that you are right. Denise, I am really tech challenged. I don't even know what a screen shot is. You are right. It is gone now. I can't remember all the pieces and should have written them down. I had wanted to attach what was generated to this thread.

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