With pants like these…

dressy casual outfit for fall

vintage inspired tortoise bracelet

Pants: Old Navy | Blouse: Tinley Road (old, similar here and here) | Jacket: Laundry | Necklace: Bauble Bar (similar here) | Cuff: J.Crew (old, similar here and here) | Shoes: Tory Burch (old, similar here and here) | Bag: Dooney & Bourke

I should be embarrassed to tell you that I wore these pants four days last week. Should be. But when pants are this comfortable and versatile, ain’t no shame, girl! I’d been looking for a pair of fatigue-colored skinnies for a while, and when I spotted these online at Old Navy, thought I’d give them a shot (especially since I’ve had good luck with other pants from their Rockstar line, and the price was so affordable!). Hello, pleasant surprise. I’ve been wearing these with t shirts at home during the day, with sweaters for casual errands, and with a blazer or tailored jacket for dinner dates. They look good with flats; great with heeled boots. They’re just an all around fantastic pant, and my new faves. Know what else is a fave?

necklace from bauble bar

skinny cargo pants, wedge booties, via vmac + cheese

white blazer, skinny cargo pants, wedge booties - easy casual fall outfit

This navy blouse, for similar reasons of versatility. It’s actually a sleeveless, silk crepe-style top that I love wearing alone with shorts or jeans in the summer, but because the fabric looks dressier, it also plays well under tailored jackets (like the one I mentioned scoring at Loehmann’s last week). And, I love busting out these perforated wedges this time of year. They’re total cab to curb shoes, but so unique that I’ll put up with a little bit of pain. The things we do for style, right?


{Photographs by Yvonne Rock}

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  1. 10.14.13

    You look great!!! Love those wedges and I’ll have to check out those pants!

  2. 10.14.13

    I’ve been eyeing this exact pair — great to see them styled!

  3. 10.14.13

    Great look! Love all your jewelry too!

  4. 10.14.13
    Brenna said:

    Love, love, love when you find that perfect pair of pants! Agreed – ain’t no shame in wearing them if you look (and feel) fantastic in them.

  5. 10.14.13
    meg said:

    Love everything about this outfit! So cute!


  6. 10.14.13

    So cute! Love them paired with booties. Would never think to look to Old Navy for pants.

  7. 10.14.13

    So, so cute! Love these photos of you my dear!

  8. 10.14.13

    I love the pants! I have been searching for army green skinnies for a long time now, but I hadn’t thought of Old Navy. Off to check now-if they have them in long, I’m sold!

  9. 10.14.13
    Mary said:

    You look great! The pants, the jacket, the wedges—casual chic at its best!

  10. 10.14.13

    This outfit has a ton of unexpected pairings (to me, at least) but they work together so well! Love that cute jacket, especially.

    xo, Lily on Fillmore

  11. 10.14.13
    Alexa said:

    Oh those are adorable…just love the color!

  12. 10.14.13
    Kimberly said:

    Bought these same pants in gray a few weeks ago & I’ve been wearing them non-stop…love how you styled yours here! :)


  13. 10.14.13
    Sam said:

    Pretty sure this is the perfect fall outfit! I tried on a pair of pants in that color recently and was on the fence, but love how you styled them and might have to give them another try :)


  14. 10.14.13

    I love these! What a great deal :)

  15. 10.14.13
    Alecia said:

    i am always surprised when I find my favorite pants from old navy – they actually fit me so well. and I just have to say that necklace is killer! great look girl.

  16. 10.14.13
    Ginet said:

    I bought similar colored pants and wore them the whole weekend! I didn’t think I could dress it up the way you did. I’ll have to try it. You pull it off well!

  17. 10.14.13

    This post makes me feel so much better about the fact that I’ve been living in a chambray tunic I bought last week. What can you say? When you find something you love, it’s hard to swap it out! Those pants are awesome — Rachel at Pencil Shavings Studio just recommended the ON skinny jeans, so with both of you fashionable ladies behind the brand I’ll have to make my way over there sometime soon.

  18. 10.14.13
    Kodi said:

    The whole outfit is good, but ooo that cuff, LOVE IT!
    grey et al

  19. 10.14.13
    christin said:

    love those pants!

  20. 10.15.13

    Such a gorgeous look. I think everyone should own olive pants!


  21. 10.15.13

    How do the old navy pants hold up after a few washes? I know a lot of bloggers have been wearing them lately in sponsored posts, and honestly, every time they do I love them! But I’m just wondering how well they hold up longer term… just cuz they’re so affordable and I’m a skeptic! Thoughts?

    • 10.15.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Hi! I like them enough that I for realsies bought them! I haven’t done a ton of washes with these pants and some cords I bought, but jeans that I got last spring have held up perfectly — just as good as the pricier AG jeans I got from Anthro! I’ll report back if any of the newer pants fall apart or anything.

      • 10.16.13

        Ah, thanks so much! That’s so exciting, because the pants in this post, and so many others, are SO cute! Definitely gonna have to make a stop at ON when I’m back in Canada over the xmas break. Thanks lady :)

  22. 11.26.13

    Wow, Fantastic Blog, I like these pants. and your blog is very good.