With flared, loose and flowy pants creeping back into our closets, it can be hard to style them without looking like you’re on your way Mexico for vacation. The fear that I had with flared pants is that I’d end up looking like a 40 something art teacher, though there’s nothing wrong with being a 40 something art teacher, except if you’re 29 and you look 40. Unless you want to look 40 as a 29 year old in which case; to each their own.
My fear of the flare has slightly been diminishing as I’ve experimented with different looks and combinations to create stylish, age appropriate and unique looks. I’ve so far managed to invest in two pairs of linen pants, and I’m terrified of them. My previous post about flared pants left me wanting/needing more so I created some more style options for palazzo pants if not for this blog, solely for my peace of mind. Check it out and tell me which are your favorite and why!
I went with a monochrome scheme so that it could work for any season or mood. Here I paired a cropped mock turtle neck sweater with the linen pants, and suede heels (or sneakers). To add a style element we threw in the fringed handbag and paired the whole look with classic sunnies. When it comes to palazzo pants, I’ve noticed that cropped anything is great! And if you do wear an oversized sweater to pair it with heels. If you decide on sneakers instead, make sure that your hair and makeup is sleek and clean to prevent a shabby look.
I paired the linen pants with a nice thin tissue tee for days where the weather is a little more forgiving. Something that hangs nicely off the shoulders. Suede sandals (or sneakers again) and the suede fringe handbag complete the look and add that great style details. I added mirrored sunnies to give the look a definite fun, summery feel. I’d wear my hair loose and beachy for this vibe. If a tee is not dressy enough for your situation, try a cropped fitted sleeveless tee or even a loose fitting tank.