Why: Unless you live under a rock, youâ€™ve heard that wide, menswear-inspired pants, like these BCBG Max Azria ‘Tabatha’ Pinstripe Pants, are one of the next big things for Spring 2007.
If you already own a pair of these voluminous, business-style slacks, it’s time to style them right. The key is to balance the masculinity with another Spring 2007 trend — the ultra-feminine top. Think something flowing, soft, ruffled and decidedly delicate, like this Elie Tahari ‘Adrianna’ Shirt.
You can also pair your dainty top with a pencil skirt to turn the ladylike volume way up. A button-down Brooks Brothers shirt may be perfect for business casual, but why not shake the office up a little with a super-sweet top? Be careful not to go too lacy, low-cut or strappy, so that your Spring 2007 look remains office-appropriate. For more tips on office-wear, check out the guide to Professional Essentials.
Price: Pants $218, Top $268
Find it: Nordstrom.com