August 19, 2011

Women Wear the Pants

There has been a serious outbreak of colorful trousers this season. They're everywhere!
Pants are our go-to garments. We wear them with everything. They're our neutrals, the clothes we rely on. So it probably never occurred to you to buy a pair of hot pink pants.
But it should.
Color is everywhere nowadays, and it's time to seize the moment and take a chance. You don't have to splurge; many stores, such as Topshop and Express (among others), offer a fair share of options for good prices so you can try out the trend.
Sometimes, though, a woman needs some help when it comes to color. That's where I come in.
Use the following suggestions to guide you in your journey; it's going to be a fun ride.

Sass & Bide pants, Etoile Isabel Marant sweater, Dolce Vita wedges, necklace from Modcloth, Kendra Scott ring.

Why this outfit works: The hue of these pants is somewhat subdued, so soft and cozy neutrals go well with the pants. Gold goes with everything, but a statement necklace with simple architecture doesn't distract from the gorgeous color of the pants. The ring is beautiful in this ensemble because it's from a similar color family as the purple shade.

Reiss pants, Factory by Erik Hart jacket, Equipment blouse, Topshop pumps, American Apparel watch, Kevia ring.

Why this outfit works: The two shades of blue of the blouse and pants go well together. A neutral jacket, sweet pumps, and a delicate jewel toned ring add subtle feminine touches. The male-inspired gold watch adds contrast.

J Crew pants, Chloe cardigan, 3.1 Phillip Lim silk top, Aldo heels, Warehouse belt, Elizabeth Cole bangles.

Why this outfit works: Tan and blush hues work well with orange, as opposed to pairing the color with black, which will look Halloween-like. A thick cardigan and silk top pair well together because of the contrast in texture. The tailored quality of the cardigan, however, prevents the wearer from drowning in her clothes. Because orange has red in it, the red heels go well with the pants. Gold bangles add a delicate touch. A leopard belt adds personality but isn't distracting. 

You can work those colorful pants! They're way more versatile than you think. Buy them while you can.


  1. Wow thank you for sharing this! Bookmarked! :) It's been helpful!

    have a great weekend babe!

  2. great outfits

    X Zoe X

  3. I love the first necklace and the orange pants. I am not really a pants-girl, but this pair is soo cool!

  4. I love your choices in the first set!

  5. I love these combinations! so chic and sophisticated

  6. i've been loving colored pants lately! great combinations :) tons of inspiration here!

  7. I can't wait to go on the hunt of new trousers this autumn! I'm not generally a trouser person as I find it hard to find ones that suit my body type but I really want to give this a try, in orange maybe...

  8. These outfits are wonderfully put together!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Great tips! The blue pair is so gorgeous!


  10. Love your post and the look. We also believe that this is the season for colorful pants. Please check out our post on similar topic