Hello fats, and Happy New Year! I come today asking for guidance and opinions.
I am...not a fashion person. Not to say that I'm not fashionable, but more that I value comfort and my personal sanity over trendy fashion. XD Over the past year I've been very much trying to expand my wardrobe and what I feel comfortable in, and while I've come a long way, it's definitely still a process. The dilemma I have that I'm hoping you all can help with is this - wearing flats with dress pants.
I cannot wear heals due to bad joints and needing to be on my feet all day. I've come to like flats, so I've made peace with that. But all my dress pants are more wide leg style, mostly due to the fact that larger sizes just come in wide leg (size 20/22), and when I wear flats and dress pants, I feel like I look funny. :( Does anyone have opinions on this? Do you think flats and dress pants can be made to look good, or should I just stick with non-healed dress shoes? If you think it can work, any suggestions or words of wisdom? And above all - any pictures or outfits of flats and dress pants?!?
I'm a pre-service teacher, so while my wardrobe mostly consists of dress pants paired with either button down blouses or some combo of shell & sweater, I have a tendency to wear prints, colors, and crazy jewelery where I can. A lot of my colleagues are very straight-laced, but I'm all "Yeah, let me rock this loud owl print sweater!" I try to give my clothing a bit of color and flair where budget and personal taste permits, so I'd love to make my flats work just to have more options. The whole "This is my dress shoe, it is black, and boring, but doesn't make my feet feel like ground meat, so yes, I wear it every single day." is wearing on my style. Help please!