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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{Outfit Inspiration} Colored Pants

Happy first day of Spring! We've had the puniest of Winters, but I'm still ready to ditch the black tights in favor of lighter fabrics and brighter colors. I've fought the trend so far, but I think this year I'll take the leap in to the world of colored pants.


They are literally everywhere and at every price point, from Forever 21 and Old Navy, to J.Crew and Express. Since I'm not sure how colored jeans and I will get along, I'll probably start with an inexpensive pair. And while my closet is full of bright colors, and I don't shy away from mixing vibrant hues and patterns, for some reason I feel like taking baby steps with this trend.

Pairing the pants with a neutral top, like black, white, gray or navy, will tone them down.

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The next step to adding more color could be a bright scarf. I like how this cutie balances out the green pants on bottom with a colorful scarf on top.

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I have a regular 8-5 job, so I have to walk a fine line between creative fun, and business appropriate. These pretty ladies transitioned bright pants for the workplace perfectly!

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 Eventually I hope to work up the nerve for bright on bright! So fun!

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Somehow I know my favorite look will be pairing them with stripes.

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If a proper princess is doing it, so can we!

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So what do you think...have you taken the leap in to colored pants and jeans, or do you plan to this Spring?

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30 comments:

  1. Love this! And if anyone an pull it off, it's you!!!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  2. I haven't yet.... but I love color, so I'm contemplating a turquoise pair.

    I just feel so "out there" wearing brightly colored pants.... like they're going to make my butt look huge or something. LOL

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  3. I just purchased a pair of red pants from Gap. I love them. I decided to wear them for some family pictures (may or may not have been the best move... I guess we'll see when I get the pictures back). I think you'll pull them off perfectly :)

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  4. I also got a pair of red ones from Gap. I'm pretty excited to break them out for the first time tomorrow! I'm loving the orange color Gwyneth is wearing too.

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  5. I saw a women my age the other day with a pair on and she looked very cute. She was wearing a royal blue pair with a black top and flats. I made a mental note to try a pair for myself. So glad to pack away the sweaters and start thinking about spring attire. Now to get some color on this pastey body....

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  6. Love this post and can't wait to see what outfits you come up with. I bought a bright green pair that I haven't even worn yet, but I'm already fighting the urge for coral. (I will probably lose.)

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  7. I always feel like colored pants and jeans with bling on the back pockets just draw attention to my arse and make it look bigger. :b I do like the colored pants though. Used to have some...need to see if they are still in the closet.

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  8. I am just like you, I was scared to buy some but when you said to pair it with white/black/gray to help tone it down, then I'm game! Now what color would be the best one to start with?? I can't decide and since we are both taking baby steps I want to know what you would do?!

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  9. I have finally warmed up to it . . have some kelly green pants. The funny thing is this all reminds me of when Guess was so popular when I was in fourth and fifth grade. Had pale pink jeans! Ok, maybe I had the matching pale pink jean jacket as well. Maybe.

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  10. haven't gotten any yet, but plan on it... now how to decide which color?

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  11. I think this look is so cute! Especially with a more neutral top or stripes. Now if only my legs were toothpicks like the princess's. Sigh.

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  12. YES!! I was nervous at first, too. But love mine now. I got some bright blue and coral colored jeans from Forever 21. They are cheap and comfy (I love how much they stretch)! :-)

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  13. These bright colors are everywhere this spring, I love it! I bought 2 pink shirts last week and I've never been a pink girl before.

    Somehow I can't resist it this season!

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  14. I love the coloured pant trend. I've been eyeing up Anthropologie's. But hoping H&M will do.

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  15. I haven't bit the bullet yet, but I'm thinking I will really soon. I'll probably where a lot of black and white at first though too!

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  16. It's official. I can no longer ignore this trend. It's too adorable. Bright jeans are officially on my wishlist.

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  17. Im quite obsessed with colored everything right now! I already have lilac colored jeans from Anthro (on sale!) but I'm dying for more! Hopefully yellow or light blue :) You could totally rock these.

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  18. They are definitely on my buy list, especially since I have almost lost all my baby weight. I want coral ones I think.

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  19. I was contemplating buying a pair at Old Navy yesterday. I'm with you I'd prefer to purchase some inexpensive ones first to see if I can pull it off. Great ideas here!

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  20. I have fought the trend too- but my sisters keep bugging to me join them. My youngest sister is a personal shopper for J Crew so Im hoping to score a pair for a discount !!

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  21. I really want a pair of red ones I have been drooling over at the Gap. I know I will wear than at home or out and about but my uber conservative 8-5 office gig won't appreciate them.

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  22. I'd do green or blue, but I don't think I could pull off any other colors. You'd look so great in pink paired with navy - the stripes are definitely calling your name!

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  23. I love all the colored jeans inspiration! Something about the bright bold color makes me so happy! I am excited to be your newest follower- I adore your blog!

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  24. i bought some mustard jeans back in the fall and LOVE them. They are perfect for spring too! Thanks for the inspiration photos...maybe I'll get brave and mix a fun color with them instead of sticking with navy all the time!

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  25. Kate is in colored jeans? Well then, I'm sold!

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  26. I just jumped on this bandwagon over the weekend -- I bought a teal green and a bright blue pair from Nordstrom. I like them paired with a simple classic top and/or blazer! I can totally see you rocking this trend.

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  27. I haven't bought any yet but am planning to today! It's my birthday week so I need a lift!!!

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  28. Hi Cassie,

    I took the plunge and bought some green jeans this spring and I LOVE them. They make me happy every time that I wear them!

    Kim
    http://www.mystylechallenge.com/

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  29. I am just loving the look on Gwynnie and that image with the pink pants, striped shirt and blazer. Def need to try that look!

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  30. I bought a red pair back in November and haven't looked back since, they have become my fallback pair of trousers. So yeah totally, go for it :-) xox

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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