Work Wardrobe: Luxe Jogger

Oh My.

Last weekend saw the humidity shoot to melting point in our ‘neck of the woods’.

I truly forgot just how humid this place gets – think dripping wet, 2 minutes after you step out of the shower, and then some.

Stripping off and dunking yourself under a cold shower, heading to the ocean or lying in the pool were the only available options.

It was just too hot to think straight.

Too hot to muster the enthusiasm to do anything.

So when the mercury rises and the humidity kicks in, clothes are the last thing on anyone’s mind.

Even mine.

All I can think about, is what I can get away with NOT wearing.

Cozzies and ‘kini’s are my life’s blood at this time of year I tell ya.

BUT – it’s also that time of year when I HAVE to start introducing new season pieces into my work wardrobe.

Pieces that I can’t even bring myself to try on, let alone wear…unless I’m standing in near Arctic conditions – sans Air Con that is.

It’s still the height of summer for goodness sake!

But fashion waits for no man, the seasonal tides of change, will happen whether we like it or not.

Would you believe that lots of CR’s regular customers are chomping at the bit for the new season pieces to arrive – yes, even in this heat!

They are wanting something new to look at, something new to think about…

So as you can probably gather, I’ve already spent lots of time thinking about how I’m going to cope with introducing heavier pieces into my work wardrobe, without turning into a 51 yr old perspiring mess 😉

Anyway, I’ve made a pact with myself, its time for me to stop whining and just embrace the inevitable.

I could put it off not longer – I had to buy something…

So from now on, I will suck-it-up be brave, all in the name of the CR cause…

These pants sparked my interest  though, the moment I first laid eyes on them.

My work Wardrobe: Luxe Jogger

Woven Jogger $149.00  |  Wide Crop Layer Shirt $119.00   |  Iris Platform Shoes (on sale – non left online)  |  Sunnies: Witchery

Made from 96% Viscose and 4% Elastine – they are bang on in both the breathable and comfort stakes.

‘Hello Ms Soft Pant’ – I’ve missed ya’

Oh and before I forget…they have pockets – which means they are compulsory in my book.

  • Comfort
  • Black
  • Pockets

What’s not to love?

When it came to styling these babies though, I knew they would be a dream.

Easy on the eyes for most folks, they will transition from day through to-night with just the addition of a brighter lippy or a smokey eye.

The luxe jogger really does float my fashion boat.

They may not seem to be the most inspirational piece on first inspection, especially if they are hidden between lots of loud prints on the rail.

It would be true to say, they don’t really jump out at you, they kinda hide quietly.

It’s like they already know they’re cool, so have no reason to show-off…

I guess you could label them ‘quietly confident’ – we sold through the first drop within a week (expecting another delivery this week).

For a true ‘luxe’ feel the addition of a sneaker, would hit the spot perfectly.

Personally, sneakers make me want to run for the hills  – I’m just not that kind of girl. But that doesn’t mean to say I need to disregard them either.

I’m going to give them a try to practice what I preach, by never saying never.

WATCH THIS SPACE!

If  sneakers are your thing though, wear them with pride – I will look on longingly. In fact, if you get the joggers, please tag me in your IG pics (@irismaystyle) I would love to see how you style yours.

Because I believe these pants will work a dream for most figure shapes.

Expect to see these beauties in my everydaystyle posts often *insert nervous cough* mostly with a heel and maybe with a sneaker 😉 

I know I can style them a hundred different ways and never tire of them – which makes them the perfect CR work wardrobe piece.

Before I get too carried away, let’s just talk about this fabulous shirt for a second – it just had to come home with me…but you already know I’m a sucker for a crisp white shirt that is slightly different to the norm, right?

Ok. so why should you buy the luxe jogger?

  • If you love a soft pant – these will truly hit the spot.
  • The fabric is king – luxe enough to forget they are a ‘jogger’.
  • Versatile – wear basically anywhere throughout Autumn/Winter.

The possibilities are endless…

Would you consider the luxe jogger? How about the luxe jogger with a sneaker? Do you think I could pull it off?

 

I’m hooking up with the gorgeous ladybug Kim-Marie over at her swanky place for Wardrobe Wednesday…if you’ve got a second pop over and say Hi to the gang.

 

 

Bev,

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  • Hi Bev, I’ve been following along on IG for a while now but looked at your website for the first time today! It was fun to have a peek into your beautiful fashionable life! I love your sense of style and luxe outfits. Love your CR picks but also enjoyed reading about how you ventured out shopping for other brands and styling them with perfection yet again:)

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Kalyani – chuffed you love the website. I try to mix it up, by adding as much variety to my wardrobe as possible, while still staying truthful to my classic style personality. My wardrobe is predominately classic monochrome with lots of nautical stripes. I adore jackets (but don’t get that much opportunity to wear them in SE QLD). Silk, linen and cotton are my go-to fabrics but I do like to throw a touch of leopard or a pop of colour in occasionally just for a spark of interest. 😉 xxx

  • chile_chicken

    These look amazing- I love that they have a little bit of interest to them.

  • You had me at jogger, breathable, versatile and comfy!! I need to get myself to a store to try them on!! I am a summer girl through and through but I quite like the idea of those pants on a cool Autumn morning with a pair of sneakers – yes I’d do it!! And I think you could too! I see you in some metallic sneakers with those pants 🙂

    • How cool are they? AND, so flexible! The perfect transeasonal piece. You will look amazing in them with sneakers – I can’t wait to see how you style yours.
      Metallic – you’ve just sparked my interest. I haven’t tried any at all yet, so watch this space! xxx

  • I love the look of these Bev – they look fab on you. I’m going to hot foot it into my local CR tomorrow to try them on. I haven’t been in for weeks so I’m looking forward to seeing all the new stock coming through. As much as our summer has barely begun, I am one of those fashion tragics who love to see what the new fashion season is bringing in.

    • Awwww thanks lovely! They feel like a dream to wear and I just know they will get a good workout for me. Up close, the fabric is really luxe, so perfect from day to night.
      The new season roll out is fabulous…can’t wait to see what you buy xxx

  • Those pants look like heaven on earth! I do love me a soft pant and I for one hope they never go out of style. x

    • I hear you gorgeous. Where would we be without an elasticated waist for days when a waistband just doesn’t cut the mustard? xxx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I feel your pain Bev it has been so stinking hot and the humidity disgusting ,really horrid weather!
    I love those pants on you they look very nice and gorgeous with the heels.I myself would not go down the sneaker path but that’s me,I am not a sporty type of person

    • I’m just not ready for A/W yet Lisa – I adore the heat, but the humidity I can definitely live without!
      The luxe look of these joggers makes them super flexible, which is something I love. My work wardrobe can get pretty boring at times, but I know these pants (& shirt) will offer lots of choice when it comes to mixing and matching.
      I’m still sitting on the fence with the sneaker – so not sure I’m cool enough to pull it off! Mwah xxx

  • Jenni from Styling Curvy

    Love them! Geez I remember that crazy Queensland humidity, my first pregnancy was in Hervey Bay in summer and hairdressing in a salon with no air con! OMG, the humidity was shocking! As you know I love a canvas shoe and my leather hi tops are a firm fave so will be on the hunt for a sporty pant like these…please CR do bigger sizes

    • Jenni you must have been melting on the spot – pregnant, and hairdressing without aircon – Woah sounds hellish!
      You rock a sneaker like no other, always stylish and bang on trend. Basically you are just too cool 😉
      I really want them to work for the sake of my poor feet, if nothing else!
      Have you tried a CR 14/16 lately? Especially some of the relaxed fit pants and shorts – they’re very generous xxx