Say “hello” to harem pants, Fashionistas/os! Harem pants have been a trend spotted for a while among celebrities and students alike, and they have yet to die down in the fashion world. These baggy pants are much more than just a look. Perhaps the hype is because of the ease and comfort this pants style offers, while still allowing Fashionistas/os to look polished, professional and put together. While this pant style originated in the Middle East, similar trends began appearing in Western fashion by Paul Poiret around the 1910s. Today see all different variations of harem pants and other trousers with similar silhouettes––all simple pants that are cinched toward hips/waist, baggy on the legs, and tight again at the ankles.
The Fashionista took a less casual route with her style by dressing up her muted army green harem pants with a patterned blouse to provide a pop of color and texture. She added White wedges to her look, as well as simple silver bangles and vintage-looking sunglasses for some additional interest and detail. Plus, with a quick switch-out from wedges to flats, this Fashionista’s look would work wonders for an interview or internship––achieving a professional and classy look in these pants without sacrificing comfort.
The popularity of harem pants may also be because of garment’s versatility: utilizing a neutral-colored pant especially, there are several ways to style them for different occasions. A cropped tank top and sandals are perfect for a sunny day of shopping, while flats and a knit sweater could be a great potential summer-to-fall transition outfit; there’s no one way to style harem pants, and no one style or “vibe” they give off! When it comes to harem pants, use your own style to create a look or model one after what our Fashionista is wearing!
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Being comfy doesn’t just mean wearing yoga pants and T-shirts. It’s easier than you think to find something that’s comfy and can still make you look put together.”