Luxe Look For Less | 3.1 Philip Lim Paperbag Ankle Trousers

Believe it or not—fashion isn’t about label lusting. When building your wardrobe, it’s all about investing in what you can, where you can, and when you can. If you have the cash, by all means, go out and check everything off your wish list. But we are all working with different budgets. With that said, it’s important to know the different between “investment” pieces and pieces that you’ll only wear a couple times. It’s all about the mileage!

Since I love the slimming effect of the trouser pant, I decided to splurge on these army green ankle trousers from 3.1 Philip Lim. Because of their versatility, I know I’ll wear them over and over again. I’ve worn them to a business meeting, to a dinner, and paired them with a white tank for a casual day on the run.


These days, you can find well-made pieces at affordable prices easier than ever before. If you’re in the market for a great pair of trousers like these, check out these lower-priced options that are the perfect luxe for less comparison:

TIP: When looking for trousers, it’s all about the tie waist. Buy a size bigger for a more flattering look and use the tie to tighten. It’s universally slimming!


To complete my outfit, I paired with a Wolford black bodysuit, a grey Celine trapeze bag, and Celine black heels.


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