Plaid Peplum Top, old (but love this blouse and this polka dot version!) | Moto Jacket, old | Black dress pants, old (but I love any dress pant from New York and Company) | Cream Kitten Heels (love these) | H&M Fringe Necklace

This outfit may look familiar, and it's because I recently shared a casual outfit featuring many pieces found right in this post!  The only things I changed up were the pants and shoes to make this a more work appropriate outfit.  For the most part I dislike pants, especially ones that fall into the business casual category.  But every now and then I have to get out my token black dress pants and dress it up of course!

I really wanted to pair the black pants with white/cream.  The plaid top has black as part of the print, so that ties in the black.  But I topped it off with the cream moto jacket and the cream kitten heels!  Initially I didn't think pairing the black pants with such a light colored shoe would work, but it's starting to grow on me!

It's fun to see how staple pieces can really be dressed up or down depending on the situation!  And it's great to remix pieces that you already have in your closet because let's be serious, most of us don't have an endless closet and clothing budget (though I really wish I did!)