Hey, everybody! I wore this outfit to my history class a while ago. Palazzo pants are a big trend this summer, and I would definitely recommend that if you do not already own some, you should go buy a pair-- or two! They are so comfortable, that it feels as if you're wearing pajamas all day! A more stylish alternative to yoga pants, they can easily be dressed up or down. I chose to wear my palazzo pants with a black tee, cardigan, and flats.
If you decide to purchase some palazzo pants, one thing you should look for is a pattern that matches up in the front and back of your pants. With my pants, the patterned fabric on one leg looks like a reflection of the other leg. You want to avoid pants that look like this. That is a beautiful example of what not to wear. For those of you who can't click through to see that example, here is a different picture---
Now, this pair isn't quite as bad as the link's pair of pants, but the pattern still doesn't match up. The colors of this pattern distract from the fact that the pattern's placement is different from leg to leg. The linked picture is a pair of black and white pants, so the mis-matched pattern placement is much more obvious than it is for this pair.
What you want in a palazzo pant is something like this---
Much nicer looking than the other examples, right? This pair has a classier look because the patterns match up in the front! Choose a pair like this, and your outfit will look much more put together, just because of this detail.
Another thing to keep in mind is the pattern you choose. Be careful that if you buy a pair with a small pattern (like this or this), then you stand a chance of looking large on the bottom if you are a bigger person. And the opposite is true for petite people-- if you buy a pair of pants with a larger print (like this or this) then your body may look overwhelmed by the print. A good rule of thumb is to choose a pattern that matches the proportion of your body. If you're a larger person, then choose a larger pattern. Same goes for petite people. Average sized people may be able to pull off both small patterns and large patterns. Just be conscious of your body type when you try these pants out. (Extra tip: if you choose a vertical pattern instead of a horizontal print, it can make you look taller.;)
And if the thought of finding a pattern that is symmetrical and properly proportionate to your body exhausts you, then you can't go wrong with choosing a solid color.:)
If you want some more advice about this new trend (you don't feel like you can pull them off, you don't know where to buy a pair, you don't know what to wear with your pair, etc...), then leave a comment below or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you and answer your style questions!
Black Tee- Forever 21
Lace Camisole- Kohls (similar style here)
Metallic Bracelet- Maurice's