I fell in love with the proportions of this outfit. The shapes and lengths of the silhouette, and the way the garments fit and drape, is gorgeous. The fabrics look substantial too. It’s relaxed and polished business casual without a jacket. Throw a dressy coat over the top and you’re good to go. I like the colour palette too.
I adore the pairing of tailored structure and fluid flow. The flared bell-bottoms are fitted on the waist, hips and thighs, but flow with fluidity to the ground. Bless those perfect pant lengths. The pullover is fitted on the neck, shoulders, wrists and midsection, but flows fluidly and gently over the bust and most of the arm. The hip-bone length of the top lengthens the leg line from the hips down. The heeled booties further lengthen the leg line.
The combination of tailored structure, fluidity, and a good amount of length on the bottom is a recipe for elegant dressing. The high neckline might not be your cup of tea, in which case you could substitute it with one of your choice. The short, fitted, broad welt on the pullover draws attention to the waist and belly area, which might not be your thing. In this case you could sub it with a pullover with a narrower welt that blousons over the midsection to conceal “lumpage and bumpage.”
This type of trouser does look magical with a heel, and the hems look luxurious when they almost scrape the surface of the ground. In my experience, a low heel of one and a half to two inches works just fine with my own bell-bottom trousers and jeans. You do need dry weather though, so that’s a drawback.
Looking at this outfit, I’m reminded of how great I feel in my bell-bottom jeans and black trousers, AND how fresh things look compared to crops with booties. I need to be in the mood to wear my two inch cream boots that work perfectly with the pant lengths though, which I can no longer do all day. Still, I can replicate the look to some extent and will be on the lookout for a more affordable version of the pullover.