Harem pants (or MC Hammer pants as my boyfriend likes to call them) are undeniably comfortable. But are they stylish and flattering enough to seriously wear in public?
Harem pants don't have to be just for fashion risk-takers. A solid black pair worn with a blazer and pumps looks just as polished as a sleek pair of trousers, but you'll feel 100% more relaxed and comfy. Plus, harem pants at work are effortlessly modern and incredibly fashion-forward.
The skinny, cinched ankle is what makes harem pants more publicly acceptable than pj bottoms. It also allows freedom with your shoe choice and ensures that boots, flats, and heels all look flawless. And it's a tight ankle that will prevent the whole 70s flare look that some of us dread.
Although these pants can double as pjs, you obviously don't want anyone to think you lazily rolled out of bed in the morning and forgot to put on "real" pants. Heels and jewelry will make it known that you wore these incredibly stylish sweatpants on purpose.
The wild print of these pants speaks for itself so I didn't want to pollute this look with too many loud accessories. I kept the rest of my look simple and minimal with the exception of this neon pink necklace. A small statement necklace proved to give me the right impact.
Photos by Dan Harper
[top: American Apparel, harem pants: Cotton On, heels: Sofft, necklace: Ann Taylor, watch: Coach, spike bracelet: Stella & Dot, silver bangle: Ann Taylor, earrings: fine jewelry]
When I first bought these pants I didn't necessarily plan on wearing them out of my house, after all, I picked them up in the pajama department of Cotton On in Santa Monica. But since last summer the baggy trouser trend has really taken off and I decided to give these babies a stroll around the block.
Harem pants are trendy, cozy, relaxed, and easy. They're the most stylish pair of sweats you'll ever own and you can confidently wear them in public. Yes, they may look a little outrageous at first but the pros completely outweigh the cons. What do you think? Are harem pants a yay or a nay?