There are certain trends that set the daring Fashionista apart from the timid, and harem pants is one of those trends. When most people think of harem pants they picture MC Hammer’s bright, tacky parachute pants; however, this Fashionista makes them look chic — she even has me feeling like I could pull off this bold, eye-catching trend!
Harem pants definitely stand out from everyday leggings and skinnies. A concern for many Fashionistas is how to avoid being overpowered by these unique bottoms. Well, as any true Fashionista knows, black is slimming. Try to veer away from bright colors or patterns in these loose-fitting pants, and instead opt for a black pair. You will still get the volume of the pants, but not in a bulky, overbearing way.
One might instinctively reach for a fitted top to pair with harem pants as a way to balance out the outfit; however, if the top is too fitted, it can actually make the pants appear wider. This Fashionista’s bright cropped and loose-fitting sweater works perfectly. The bright green color brings some attention to the top half of her outfit, while keeping the outfit in equilibrium. This Fashionista also shows us how to wear brown with black — something that used to be considered a fashion faux pas. The trick here is to pick a lighter shade of brown, and allow it to complement the rest of the outfit. From her brown ankle boots to the pop of color in her sweater, this Fashionista clearly put thought into every aspect of her outfit, while keeping the focus on the harem pants.
There are many ways to incorporate harem pants into your spring and summer wardrobe. The fabric is lightweight, so you don’t have to break a sweat when it comes to keeping your wardrobe cool. Swap this Fashionista’s boots and sweater for a pair of sandals and a tank for those relaxing springtime days, or add a blazer and a pair of heels for a night out with the girls. Harem pants on their own look effortlessly chic, so don’t add too much detail to the rest of the outfit. By adding simple yet eye-catching pieces to your outfit, you will be sure to change people’s views on the harem pants of the past.