What Do You Think? :: harem pants

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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? 

SHOP :: 


36 comments:

  1. The harem pants are lovely and so comfortable! I have yet to get a pair because I'm soooo picky with my prints. You look fabulous in them!

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  2. I think you did a wonderful job presenting ways to wear these adorable and trendy pants. I would love to own some since being a SAHM they look comfortable to wear anywhere with kids. You look great and polished. Rachel xo

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  3. That coral necklace is stunning and adds a bit of a tribal vibe to your pants - love it!

    House Of Illusions

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  4. Harem pants are awesome, because they look nice and are super comfortable. You look great!

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  5. You look lovely!
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  6. I think these look great on you. It's amazing how much I love my pieces that are both comfortable and stylish. It just can't be beat!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. I think these pants look lovely on you! They look cozy as well :)

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  8. Cool pants :)

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  9. Beautiful outfit, love these pants so much. ;-)
    Lovely greets Vanessa <3

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  10. Lovely pants and great combo with crop top!!!!
    Kisses hun!!
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  11. Thanks for stopping by! I am a new follower!
    Kisses!
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  12. I love harem pants (have for a while now), so naturally, I love this look!! Gorgeous as always :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  13. you totally rocked those harem pants! you look so good in them :D love this look :)

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  14. You look adorable Kat!! I love Harem pants a bug yay from me!!! You styled them perfectly. I have a black pair and I want many more. These printed ones are so amazing.

    xx

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  15. Not a lot of people can pull off these pants but you do it perfectly. You look amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. THESE ARE SO CUTE!! I can't believe they are pajamas!! You should check out www.intlprincess.org . They sell pajama bottoms that can be work out too but they are made by survivors of human trafficking and pay the women above fair trade wage. :) Wait a second- are you in OC?!

    Blessings,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the Harem pants! The pattern looks great (: To be honest I really just want to be able to find a pair of solid black ones, ah!

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  18. I love that you went out of the box by purchasing these printed pants in the pajama department and made them into a completely stylish outfit! I would have never guessed they were pjs! The coral pops of color are so beautiful in your necklace and nail polish and the heels and crop top sure make them fashion runway ready!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  19. Hi sweetie
    you look awesome
    Love your pants
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    <a href="http://www.indiansavage.com”> Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion Blog </a>

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  20. I have been wanting to get a pair, they go with the whole non body con minimalist trend which I sort of like.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  21. Well, I don't know about harem pants, but you wore them really nice!

    Tons of kisses!

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  22. I think they're cute! I see people wearing them a lot at work. Sometimes you just need a little more room in your clothes, you know?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  23. Hi Kat! I think as You, this type of pants are very comfy, I like the leather option that You show in the list.

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  24. I love them! My husband hates them so I've only worn mine a couple of times. What do boys know, right?

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  25. Love the pants! Great outfit!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  26. I don't always love the harem pants, worn incorrectly they look like pajamas -but you did it perfectly! The casual heel, the crop top, and the statement necklace looks great!

    Best,
    CD

    I Can’t Afford My Lifestyle

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  27. At first when first harem pants became popular I was really apprehensive about them, I think I quite disliked them a lot! But then, this summer I tried on a really perfect pair of floral/tropical print harem pants at H&M and I must say I really, really love them and I am really glad I have them in my closet. So you can say that I have a love-hate relationship with them! :)
    Anyways, I really like the way you styled this outfit- the harem pants fit you tremendously well and I really like the accessories you used! :)

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  28. love your pants, you look wonderful sweety!
    <3

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  29. I'm totally lovin the pants. It goes perfectly with the croptop!!



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  30. So pretty! Love too much your pants and the necklace!
    xoxo

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  31. You totally pull off this look. I would look like I was wearing my PJ!

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  32. I love how you styled these pants with a crop top. You look great!

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