these pants


These pants. Theeeese pants, I tell ya. I've had these pants for exactly a year now. I lusted over them for a hot minute on Forever 21's website before I decided that I had to have them, and then ordered them before they all got bought up. I have only worn these pants four times, each one of them evidenced on the blog. I love them, but they're a challenge.

In my mind, I was like "what won't I style with these pants?" Ha. Arguably, I've done a pretty good job mixing it up and wearing them differently each time. But I still don't know if I've mastered them.

I've had this outfit in mind for a while now. I wanted to look like a outfit post on Holly Dolly (my number one blogger icon, who also happens to own these pants...in two colors!). She's so good at playing with patterns and volume, that I thought this outfit would fit right in among hers. I've had this outfit in my head, on her, in front of her garage door, for at least a month. As I was putting it on, I realized that it didn't really look the way I had envisioned. It didn't look bad, just not what I'd pictured. But, I figured I'd share the evidence anyway, just like I have before.

In case you were interested, here are the three other ways I've styled these ding darn pants.

cat hepburn (originally posted a year from tomorrow!)



Every other time, I've paired the jade with pink, so I thought I'd mix it up with mustard this time around. It's not bad, but it's not the best.

What about you? How would you style these pants?

14 comments

  1. I like the way you've styled it here the most I think! I love that the boots add a toughness to the pants and you can never go wrong with a pop of mustard yellow.


    That happens to me all the time though, I'll envision an outfit looking one way (generally because I'm picturing it on some sort of Amazon, leggy model) and it winds up looking completely different on me. It's kind of why having a style blog is awesome, you get to actually see how clothes fit you and what works! (Sorry, I'm rambling today!!)

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  2. My outfits never match the ones I have in my head. I think you should try for a lighter top to switch it up a little. I know in my head I would plan all black shirts and sweaters and what not with them, but I really like the way the colors jump next to those pants!

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  3. Maybe try some coordinated pattern clashing to switch up the top without deviating in color scheme too much? Striped top, or even another polka dot pattern? I really like all the ways you've styled those pants, although they would definitely be a challenge for my wardrobe as well. Maybe try cable knit, or tweed top or jacket? Maybe you could wear them under a dress? Maybe mix it with another jewel tone, like a rich purple?

    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

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  4. When the pictures were downloading on the page it looked as if you dyed your hair lilac a là Kelly Osborne!
    And those pants!!!! (which is why this post is named"These Pants") they remind me of my first outfit I designed in my HS fashion class! Love love!

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  5. I agree with Jen, you need to pop another print in there and add another another layer.

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  6. I think they're adorable and I love each outfit! My favorite is the leather peplum so CUTE!

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  7. ahhh i love this. so cute. these pants look so good on you girl! you've got legs fo dayzzzz

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  8. These pants! I love every time you wear these because I loooove them! I really liked "the loudest outfit" and how you styled these for the blog conference as well! Very cute how you paired it with the mustard scarf for cooler temps!


    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  9. them pants do you good :)

    thanks for your sweet comment! to answer your question, I do have a few poems on my blog actually (here ya go: http://smilemepretty.blogspot.com/search/label/poetry)

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  10. Those pants are so great. Don't you hate when you buy something you're sure you can style a million different ways and then end up having a super tough time with it? I totally end up having really specific outfits as a result. But for pants that good, you gotta just go with it!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  11. Style confession: I am petrified of patterned pants. I have this nightmare image in my head of me in patterned pants and my butt is just taking over the world like Godzilla or something. But you seriously rock them. They're fun and sassy and super flattering on you! I love your blog conference outfit especially!

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  12. I love love love love patterned pants. I feel this way about my new cynthia rowley neoprene leggings. I won a CR gift card from Birchbox and they are like heaven. I would probs wear these with a silver tank, silver shoes, and a black blazer. Or roll them up with my silver wedges and my flowy white tank. HI SUMMER COME TO ME. hehe.

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  13. I've yet to venture into the world of printed pants, but I love when you wear these pants! I'd probably focus more on texture on top like lace or my crochet vest over a tee.
    -toy

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