The New, Super Slimming & Affordable Black Pants You Need for the Office!

Perfect Black Pants for the Office

Are you back in the office now? I’m guessing that many of you are slowly migrating back into your office after almost three years of primarily working from home. (Yes, it’s been THAT long!?!?) In fact, more than 50% of employees in large US cities are back in the office. Which means the requests from YOU for chic workwear outfits have been flying into my DM’s. My intention is to always make your life easier and better so I’m sharing some simple and sophisticated office outfits below, including a pair of black pants from Spanx that are SO good and super slimming!

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Black Pants Outfit for the Office

workwear outfit with pants Double Slit Pants workwear

The Perfect Double Slit Pants

Behold your new holy grail pair of black pants! Spanx just released the Perfect Double Slit Pants  (pictured above and below). They are SO slimming, flattering, comfy and versatile, you’ll want to wear them everywhere…to the office, out to dinner, on date night, etc. If you’re a subscriber, you’ve heard me talk about wardrobe basics quite a bit. Black pants are definitely a staple, and while you can always go the classic route, I personally prefer a modern twist. On these wide leg pants, the twist is the sexy, slit-hem on the sides. The pants are also super high-rise and flared, which makes your legs look a mile long.

Plus, they have the magic shapewear powers of Spanx built-in, so you look slimmer while also feeling very secure and comfortable. And, they’re a pull-on style so you don’t have to deal with buttons and zippers. They are very similar to The Perfect Hi-Rise Flare Pant I’ve talked about for years. But these pants have a slightly wider leg and again the cool, new detail with the slits on the sides, perfect for framing a fabulous pair of shoes. I’m wearing a size Small. Keep scrolling for two chic ways to style these pants for the office…

Use code ERINXSPANX to get 10% off your purchase! Plus, Spanx has super simple and free shipping & returns!


Perfect Double Slit Pants office outfit

red valentino white trim coat

office outfit idea valentino white trim coat

Double Slit Black Pants for office

zadig & voltaire lips print blouse


Office Outfit #1

Isn’t this look so fun for the office? I styled the pants with a chic, printed, button-up top. I love the very unique and colorful “lips” print on this blouse, the relaxed but elegant fit, the flared cuffs, and tie-neck detail. You can leave the top untied or play around with it…I tied it loosely. I love this top, but you could swap it out for any chic printed blouse you have in your closet. One tip for fail-safe workwear blouses is to opt for a smaller-scale print that’s subtle and sophisticated.

Over the blouse, I have on a gorgeous red wool and cashmere blend coat with contrasting white trim. I love the coat, how it creates a waist, and pairs beautifully with the print on the blouse, but you could also go with a classic blazer if you’re not a huge fan of pops of color.

On my feet, I’m wearing a pair of classic black pumps, which are another must-have office basic. But you can see in these photos that the pants’ slit hem detail really helps frame the shoes. These pumps have about a 3” heel, which works perfectly with the pant length on me (I’m 5’4”). I’m wearing the “regular” length but they also come in tall and petite length options.

perfect black work pants office outfits

cashmere and lace layered sweater

paco rabanne shoulder bag

paco rabanne shoulder bag Black Pants for the Office


Office Outfit #2

If you prefer more casual and cozy when it comes to office attire, then you will love this look! I’m wearing a wool and cashmere blend sweater with pleated shoulders, and lace underneath. I love that it has the black lace built-in so you don’t have to deal with layering yourself. But, if you would like to try layering yourself, I linked a similar sweater and cami above. This sweater is super comfortable, soft, and versatile. Wear it to the office with pants or to dinner with jeans. On my feet, I went with a pair of black sock booties I’ve had for years. Stick with a more fitted bootie with these pants to keep the look streamlined and sleek. Even better if they’re black to keep the legs looking long and lean.

By the way, you can get 15% off the pre-layered sweater with code ‘BUSBEESTYLE15’ if you’re interested!


Spanx Double Slit Pants office outfit

Why I Love Spanx

First of all…if you don’t already own the black pants by Spanx, you should! I love both The Perfect Pant, Hi-Rise Flare and The Double Slit Pants because they are both super slimming, wrinkle-resistant, thick enough to hide lumps and bumps, elegant, elongating and incredibly versatile.

These pants are from the Spanx Perfect Collection. You can shop more of the collection here. And, of course, Spanx is known for their amazing shapewear too!

Don’t forget you can use code ERINXSPANX to get 10% your Spanx order!

Are you back to working in the office or still working from home? Let us know in the comments below!

Huge thank you to Spanx for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive some incredible style resources. If you’re struggling with style or just need a style refresh, don’t forget about our Style Made Simple course!
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