They cringed at the skinnies. They hid in terror from the jeggings. And they threatened a break when we started dressing up sweatpants. This season you can really test your lover’s devotion with a new pair of crazypants for everyday of the work week! Whether you’re partial to printed or palazzo, we just know your boyfriend will be sending us hate e-mail for encouraging you- but you’ll look chic! So check out our top pant styles that your boy loves to hate (hey, at least we left out the PajamaJean )
Like our other male-mind boggling friend, the skort, palazzo pants give the illusion of a skirt, but when a gust of wind comes a-blowin’ you’ll be looking polished and the boys will be scratching their heads waiting for a peep show. The roomy palazzo pant leg will give you all the comfort of pajamas, but add an interesting twist in the fabric or pattern and you’ve got all the extravagance of a ‘70s dancing queen. Count hit the nail on the head with her black pleated chiffon pair. And we have never seen a mixture of patterns look so natural and sophisticated as in this look from TheVintageSociety with her palazzo’s taking center stage.
WHERE TO BUY:American Apparel
Florals and polka dots are nice, but the nontraditional patterns are what really pushes the boundaries (and your boyfriend’s buttons). Cover your bottom with a fruit pattern or a bird print. Tribal is always a safe bet, like Piret’s slouchy trousers. Earthy leaves will do the trick just as well like those seen on Jacdami
WHERE TO BUY: Belle Sauvage.
3. HIGH WAISTED
Hike ’em up, ladies! Show off that figure with a pair of high waisted pants. Your man might call them “mom jeans”, but we call them miracle jeans – they give anyone a defined waist! Draw in extra attention with waistline details similar to those on Kaners camel trousers. This style is also the perfect partner for those tough-to-style crop tops. Let the perfect amount of skin show like Mwa_Mwa did with her high rise skinnies.
WHERE TO BUY: Organic Nudie Jeans Co
Think of the extra layer of fabric that patches provide as a anti-male force field with the ability to whip up undesirable images of scarecrows and Pippi Longstocking. Perfect! We think it adds the perfect dash of edgy sweetness to worn out denim. Friend_In_Fashion’s- patches provide a surprising pop of cobalt to match her floral blouse. VictoriaConfidential’s jeans are so rocker chic- and a DIY to boot!
WHERE TO BUY: Vila Patchwork Skinnies
Perhaps the ultra low inseam of these pants vaguely resembles a droopy diaper—but if that is wrong, then, well, we don’t want to be right. Harem pants’ slouchy silhouette is endlessly chic and undeniably comfy. They pair perfectly with basics as expertly demonstrated by PlayingWithFire black harem and ComeOverToTheDarkSid. Just add your sultriest heels, so as not to completely break your boy’s heart.
WHERE TO BUY: Forever21
Which of these pretty (but poisonous!) pants do you rock, Chictopians?
by Missy Steinberg