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Styling Wide Legged Pants

Hey guyssss!!!

Between last year and now, I have found myself subtly but surely growing into wide legged pants. I suppose that subconsciously, I have always loved them but as with other weird outfit choices that I am into, I didn't want to be the only one wearing them.

The truth is that it is relatively easier to wear and style palazzo pants but when you have an affinity for these types that don't fit and flare typically, it is a tad difficult to find a balance.

Related: Palazzo Perfect

However, I made a promise to wear what makes me feel good regardless of trends and patterns. In that vein, I have since sewn about four pairs and when Omon of Belois Couture graciously gifted me this set, I was beyond ecstatic.

I was immediately sold on the print and the moment I unwrapped it, I knew it was a no brainer.

Styling it was relatively easy. Being a two-piece, I didn't have to worry about what to pair it with. I simply put on a pair of mules and pulled may hair back in the hopes of achieving a somewhat Asian look. Lol!

This will deifinetly not be the case if you're going for a one piece. You're going to have to think about the cut, the pattern, the waist, as well as what tops to pair with it.

Because I got chu, let's delve right into how to style this tricky item effortlessly.

  • Make sure the waist is cinched - As with
    other loose clothing, the trick to not looking like a hobo is in defining the waist properly. You can do this by simply ensuring that it fits properly there or you can a simple or statement belt.
  • Pay attention to the length - Because they are already loose fitting, you want to get the right length to avoid looking frumpy. I would recommend right on the floor length, covering your shoes entirely but bereft or excesses that would drag on the floor.
  • Pick the right color - If you're bottom heavy, you'll want to do darker colors but if you're top heavy or evenly slim, you're safe with pastels and soft hues.
  • Chose the right tops - Typically, I would advocate for fitted tops but lately, I have come to realize that loose tops over loose pants aren't bad if you get the proportions right. So, go with your gut (and maybe a second opinion). Chances are that if it feels right, it most likely looks good.
  • Get the right shoes - Even though your shoes are most likely going to be invisible, you still want to pick the right pair. I would typically wear sandals or pumps. No wedges or anything stocky and definitely no flats because you want that lift that only heels can give.
I would wear this to church, on a date or to work on a day when I'm feeling feisty!

If you follow me on Instagram @VillageGirl___, I'd like to think that you are, then you would find a lot more derivatives of styling wide-legged pants considering that they are almost all I have been wearing lately.

Please share any more tips you may have on styling wide legged pants in the comment section section! Tell us if you found this helpful as well!
You can find Belois Couture on Instagram here

Until Next Time,
It's Tee

Pictures by Yemain Photography. Find her on Instagram, here


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