Harem pants have been around for a good couple of years now, but only recently have we seen a trending of print play and different textiles like leather and chiffon. How low you wanna drop it (think slightly baggy to MC Hammer status) is entirely up to you, but in terms of print and color, ditch the black for once and try something new and vibrant. Working with a cool pair of tie-dye print pants, I put together three looks to hopefully inspire you to give printed harem pants a try.
Everyday Casual: Picking a high-waisted pair will give you the option of combining them with an array of crop tops. Take a hint from Rihanna and go for the sporty street chic look with a racerback bra top, denim, and accessories like a five-panel hat and leather sneakers. Keep in mind that although your pants plan on doing all the talkin’, you can still mix it up with different patterns that have a similar color scheme.
Going Out: Dress up your bottoms with heels – the additional height will balance out the bagginess – and pair them with a standout top that has mesh, cut-outs, or sheer elements for a look that is party-appropriate and surprisingly comfortable. Polish it off with finishing touches like bold jewelry and a bright lipstick.
Workplace: By picking printed harem pants, you’ve already made your bold wardrobe choice of the day. Tone them down for the office by tucking in a neutral, loose t-shirt or tank top and topping it off with classic blazer and minimalistic jewelry. And yes, flats are definitely an option!
Shops that carry a pretty sweet selection of harem pants are ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21.
A few of my favorite picks from the Chictopia shop are these red velvet ones from Chicnova, a black-and-white letter print pair from 2AMStyles, and these silky ikat print ones from Dimepiece.