STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Flair For Flare

Style Advice of the Week

If you follow any major street style blogs, such as The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton or Hanneli, you will have noticed that while flared pants were not necessarily a trend on the runway or the streets of New York, Paris, Milan and other fashion capitals, these palazzo pants are everywhere else. It is no wonder that this trend was a hit! After all, the breezy wide-leg trousers are the equivalent to high fashion sweatpants.

This Fashionista successfully pulls off a whimsical polka-dot pair. Her simple accompanying pieces, like a white T-shirt, casual leather belt, beaded necklace and simple sandals, perfectly complemented the bright print. The extremely flared leg makes it difficult to distinguish these as pants but makes them a functional piece in your summer wardrobe.

If you’re ready to rock this print for yourself, I would recommend starting off with this gorgeous pair from Anthropologie. The print will draw enough attention to your trendy pants. To not distract from your bottoms, a simple white top will perfectly suffice. Crossover tops are trendy right now and would go perfectly. Finish up with a pair of comfortable sandals like these ones from Madewell for a no-fuss, chic ensemble.

Unfortunately, this trend may not be for everyone. It is important to make sure that the super wide-leg nature of the pant does not dwarf you if you have short legs. If you can pull off the look, however, I recommend immediately investing in a pair of palazzo pants. They are comfortable and flowy, ideal for summer’s heat. While shorts and a T-shirt are an easy solution, switch it up with this relaxed trend.

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