When palazzo pants first made their comeback a year or so ago, I wasn’t quite sure if they’d stick around. Here we are nearly two years later, and it’s safe to say they’ve become a summer staple. They may seem intimidating at first; but with the right styling, they’re the perfect summer pant. The best part about palazzos is their comfort and versatility. They can be dressed up for a day at the office or paired with trendy pieces for a music festival. This look is something I’ve worn for a more casual day out in the city. I incorporated the shade of red-orange that has been popping up everywhere this season with southwestern inspired print on the palazzos. For a day at the office, I’ve styled these pants with a simple white blouse and gold jewelry.
Pants: H&M/ Top: Zara/ Choker: Akira
Whether they’re harem, palazzo, or a printed skinny, it seems as though the statement pant is here to stay. What start as a questionable trend has turned into a staple for almost every girl. Sure, jeans and black leggings are super easy to match; but every now and then, everyones’ wardrobe needs a bit of a splash. Patterned pants are honestly easier to style than they may seem. I recommend using a neutral or complementary color to the pattern and a contrasting silhouette (adding more volume on bottom & keeping it simple up top). For this outfit, I stuck with a geometric theme. I played the geometric pattern with pointed toe pumps, statement drop earring, and an elongating turtleneck to keep the flow of the outfit.
Patterned Pant: $14.80 Forever 21/ Turtleneck crop top: $10 H&M/Pumps: $30 Forever 21
Just like the average girl, I always get sick of jeans. Although they’re arguably classic, they’re usually far from comfortable and overdone. I like being able to have other options to change up my look besides just wearing a skirt rather than jeans. Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting with cigarette pants, palazzos, and harem pants and they’ve definitely been a worthwhile investment to my wardrobe. They’re a variety of silhouettes, so it’s been a great way to take advantage of other items in my closet to pair with them. But definitely the most important benefit of harems are how comfortable they are! They’re not restricting like jeans and cigarette pants, but just as comfortable as your favorite pair of yoga pants. Comfort and fashion; the ultimate duo. I styled these cotton harems with a white crop top, oxblood leather jacket, and some of my favorite chunky, gold jewelry. Try pairing them with a cropped sweater and pair of booties for the colder weather!
Harem pants: $12.80 Forever 21/ Crop top: $4.80 Forever 21/Jacket: $22.80 Forever 21/BCBG heels: $15 (80% off) DSW