Dressed for: Taking a Chance on the Pants

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, burnout tee, Blue Fish Clothing wide leg pants, bronze flats

Denim jacket – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Tee – Gap  (no longer available) – similar style
Pants – courtesy Blue Fish Clothing (giveaway forthcoming)
Flats – Hush Puppies via Opitzsimilar
Necklace – Opitzsimilar
Earrings – Sundance (no longer available) – similar

I couldn’t tell you why, but my interest in pants-wearing is now officially piqued. And I’m especially intrigued by unusual and eye-catching designs. This pair won’t work for the office and even pushes my own personal sartorial envelope … but they are a great jeans/sweats/leggings alternative and marvelously comfy. They’re lightweight and wide-legged enough that I’m not sure they’ll be practical in the dead of winter, but I’m excited to see how else I can style them before the snow flies.

When it comes to pants, do you stick to the classics or are you splashing out on printed, funky, or unusual pairs?

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  • shebolt

    I’m pretty boring when it comes to my pant preferences.

    It took me a while to jump on the skinny jean trend, and it took me a while to jump on the colored jean trend. I had to ease into the latter with red, which seemed like the safest choice for colored jeans. I stopped myself from buying a cobalt pair, because I have plenty of jeans already.

    My work trousers are all full length in a classic cut. I just picked up a cropped pair and a skinny pair, both in black, and I’m still not sure about either.

    The only patterns I’ll consider are a pinstripe or subtle plaid on my trousers.

  • My eyes may have just boggled like cartoon hearts. I adore those pants!! So so fabulous. I love pants, but finding a pair that fits is a feat in itself.

  • Oh my gosh…this looks SO comfy!

  • I jumped on the skinny and colored jeans bandwagon in late summer thanks to Lane Bryant coming out with a flattering fit for us plus size girls. I am head over heels for my colored skinnies and love wearing them with flats, heels, and boots.

  • Anne

    You may have just discovered the next new trend: The Anti-Skinny!

    This year I ventured into the world of brightly colored pants. I now have bright green, bright blue and a pair of plum skinnies. Other than when I wear then with neutral tops, I kind of feel like an overgrown kindergardener who escaped the sandbox.

  • Those are GREAT pants and they look GREAT on you!

  • I loved the printed pants the woman in the debate was wearing. Totally distracted me from the debate. I’ll definitely have to try some of those.

  • Those pants look great on you! I love the cut and the color, and they look so comfy — like something I couldn’t wait to leap into on the weekends. I had to accept that skinny jeans just don’t flatter my body shape. But a great wide-leg pant? Yes, please!

  • Jenny

    I only wear pants. I’ve never figured out how to wear dresses or skirts. I have a lot of colors of pants in a pretty basic shape in both dress pants and jeans. I don’t venture out to many different shapes though.

  • fab pants all the way! Oh, sure, I’ve got jeans that I wear lots, but I’ve also got slim cropped trousers in cotton/silk sateen with an abstract floral print in midnight hues, coral pink silk velvet wide legs, straight-cut plaid corderoys and pastel plaid skinnies, olive green linen cargos and black jodphurs. And because I’ve always been a fan of the fantastically billowing wide legs, I’ve got ’em in airy linen in pale blue for summer, and in heavy wool tweed-of-many-colours for winter. Dark grey wool herringbone wide-leg sailor pants, too! =)

  • I love pants like these- they give you the comfort of sweatpants while still looking decent enough to wear them when not exercising/ inside the house. In fact, I wear palazzo/ wide-leg pants so often that jeans now feel far too restrictive on my thighs & butt!

    Here’s hoping no one at work figures out my secret to being dressed for (comfortable) success 😉

  • I admire your bravery in going outside the comfort zone! That is the fun of having a blog isn’t it? I love the look! I also love your pose.

  • I love these pants! They are both dramatic and adorable. Fantastic necklace too.

    Though pants and I have a hard time getting along – especially the “classics,” I am a big fan of unusual ones. It was thanks to you that I discovered how well high-waisted wide-leg dress pants work for me, for which I will be forever grateful!

  • sarah

    what kind of waist is on these pants? is it elasticized? drawstring?

    • Sal

      It’s an elasticized waistband.

  • Meshell

    Oh my, love those pants. I had to go to Blue Fish clothing and check out the rest of the clothes. Wow, these would make for some great pants to wear at Kirtan events 😀

  • sisty

    Love those pants on you….. and on me! I’m so glad this look has come back.

  • Zed Master

    Aw, bless. Those pants are revolting, but you have the best attitude & pull them off flawlessly.

  • Erika A

    I love the dusty pink with the denim! I need to remember that combo.

    Also – WOAH THOSE FLATS. I must have them. 🙂

  • Zed Master

    Looking at them further – they are still hideous, but I want them so bad.

  • PK

    I have loved Blue Fish Clothing for ages. I have a very limited budget so I am sewing my own Blue Fish inspired clothes. These pants are tres cool!