Styling Puff Sleeves and High-Waisted Pants

September 04, 2018

Erin Leigh She's Red Haute wearing H&M gray pants with puffy sleeve top redhead hands in pockets

The weeks before NYFW are packed with planing, meetings and running errands.  This busy schedule requires outfits that are comfortable for running around, but professional for meetings This look with puff sleeves and high waisted pants accomplishes this perfectly.  The neckline on this Forever 21 Contemporary top (find a similar top here) accentuates the shoulders just enough to feel sleek and feminine.  Additionally the puff sleeves add a dramatic flare and a subtle playfulness to the ensemble.

Redhead Erin Leigh She's Red Haute wearing gray pants and white H&M Top

I chose to take a sporty approach to these high waisted paper-bag pants from H&M.  I rolled them up, for a fun daytime look, and tied the belt in a flirty bow. Thankfully, these pants are extra high-wasted, which I adore! The height helps make legs look longer!

Erin Leigh She's Red Haute smiling and looking at camera wearing white top redhead

Finishing the look, I threw on a pair of  Qupid white mule ankle boots! Hands down, these have been my favorite shoe throughout the season.  Thankfully, these boots are well-ventilated, due to the exposed back, keeping them super comfy in the summer heat.  Want to transition this look for a night out?  Roll down the pant cuffs and add a sexy pair of heels!

Erin Leigh She's Red Haute wearing H&M high waisted gray pants and white top

GET THE LOOK: Forever 21 Contemporary Top (Similar), H&M Paper-Bag Pants, Qupid Studded Mule Ankle Boots