While fall is typically a season for darker colors and neutral palettes, we suggest you buck the trend this season and pull on a pair of colorful pants. Spotted on top tastemakers like Sarah Jessica Parker and Jaime King, colorful pants are a quick way to brighten up your fall wardrobe, and the good news is there are options to suit every style and budget. On that note, we suggest you click through to today’s Style Spy story for all the must-know details on how to style them and where to buy them! Read on!
While many of today’s muses opted for bright colors, this is definitely not the only option available if you want to try colorful pants. On the contrary, pastel pants are just as stylish, as evidenced by Bar Refaeli, who attended a photo call in Barcelona, Spain last month wearing a pair of pastel pink Escada pants. This is an overtly feminine hue, but Bar balanced it nicely by picking a boyish, wide-leg silhouette. The addition of a zippered biker-style blouse also helped counter the flirty aspect. To try a pair of pastel pants for yourself, check out Marni’s Wide-Leg Pants ($239.75) and Tibi’s Ruffle Pants ($378). Both pairs would look great with Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti’s Silk-Chiffon & Satin Top ($140).
If there is one thing we love about this look, it is that it can be as bold as you want it to be. For proof, take a look at Solange Knowles, who put together a great look for a party in New York back in August. The ensemble—a colorblock sweater, cropped golden-yellow pants, and leopard heels—is as sassy as it is sophisticated. The key? By picking out smart, tailored silhouettes, Solange easily tempered the bright colors and bold prints. To make this look your own, pick up a pair of Topshop’s Mustard Ankle Grazer Trousers ($76). Pair them with a lightweight sweater like Motel’s Lou Two Tone Knit Sweater ($78.57) and then add Vince Camuto’s Merkina Pumps ($109.95).
If you have been looking for a way to switch up your party look, you should definitely take notes from Jaime King, who was spotted out and about at New York Fashion Week last month wearing a pair of sleek cobalt blue pants and a sheer black blouse. The look is ultra-sleek and subtly sexy, which makes it perfect for a night out on the town, but there is one thing to keep in mind: stick with darker colors, especially if you opt for a sheer top, as anything too bright will be overwhelming. On that note, try this look for yourself by picking up Mango’s Carrot-Style Trousers ($69.90) or Rag & Bone’s Malin Pants ($290) and pairing them with Free People’s Sheer Velvet Pleated Top ($128).
Sarah Jessica Parker
Last, but certainly not least, if you are looking to make a major style statement, make sure that you take notes from Sarah Jessica Parker, who wore a pair of fuchsia pants and a red blouse to a taping of The Late Show in New York City last month. This is a daring ensemble, certainly, but with a few key ideas in mind, you can pull it off too. Firstly, an outfit like this requires little-to-no accessorizing. Secondly, pick colors that fall within the same area of the color spectrum. Thirdly, make sure you feel confident! To make this look your own, pick up Reiss’s Flared Trousers ($245). Then, simply add Mink Pink’s Sheer Indulgence Blouse ($74), before slipping into Prada’s Gold T-Strap Sandals ($752).
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