March 1, 2012

How to Wear Palazzo Pants

I'm a sucker for comfort and for transitional pieces. Hence why I love palazzo pants. They are so comfortable, the wide leg gives your legs some breathing room and the fact that most of these pants are made in softer and lighter materials help. Palazzo pants are also a lot of fun and bring in a cool element into a look. I love palazzo pants that look more like maxi skirts-- a little trick on the eye. These pants are perfect to transit into Spring with some simple and key pieces that you probably have hanging in your closet.

How to Wear Palazzo Pants

Since palazzo pants have a wide leg (some wider then most) you want to think about keeping your top fitted. The fitter the top the less bulky and more proportionate you'll look. To make a easy transfer from cold winter days to more cooler warmer days pair your pants up with a light fitted knit sweater, like the Zara jersey with back buttons. These type of tops help keep you warm on those cool Spring days (or those warm winter days that we are having here in NYC). Keeping proportionate also means keeping the length of your legs.Wide legs pants sometimes tends to shorten legs, so pair the whole look up with some high heels for height. The best is when the the heels just peek just enough from under the pants, it helps make it look like you have long legs. To even get a better effect of long legs pick a high waist pants-- this will shorten the torso but with a fitted top it will keep you looking lean. To top off the look pair it all up with a daytime satchel bag.

This look is appropriate for work and for a brunch date. But since I spend most of my days I wore the look to the office on one of our warm winter days.

Sweater: Ann Taylor
Pants: Forever21
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: Zara
Sunglasses: Ray-bans
Watch: Slap-A-Watch
Bracelet: c/o P&G Bracelets (picked it up at the Socialyte Co Blogger Lounge during NYFW)

Ring: Charlotte Russe
photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

What do you think of this look?

23 comments so far

  1. Wow, I don't know where to start. Love the floral pants, the cable knit sweater, that nail polish and the Zara bag. Great outfit! And I seriously adore Palazzo pants, mostly for comfort but also for the cuteness factor. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Woooow, I really love those floral pants. I'll definitely try to find some for upcoming season.

    Lots of love,

  3. oh my gosh! I love your stairs (so totally random i KNOW) BUT so very Carrie Bradshaw especially with those pants!


  4. Wow aren't you just stunning! Love your floral pants and your bright orange color on your nails!


  5. Hello fashionista girl, thanks for the lovely comment! I love palazzo pants too! They look great on you!

  6. Lovely pants and looks great on you! Oh and I love your neon nail color so much :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

  7. I have always be afraid of the palazzo pants because i'm very short :S but i like it a lot.
    Maybe with high heels like you said. Thanks for the help :D

    btw great outfit <3 love the colors!!

  8. Great post, I love palazzo pants too and never know how to pair shoes w/a heel w/them.

  9. love those pants!

  10. the pop of orange with the nails is a great touch to the outfit. It instantly gives it that extra bit of vibrance! and of course, the palazzo pants look fab on you!

  11. Great pants!
    Thank you for your comment.

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

  12. lovely look! indeed, very comfy looking! I adore this pants. the only I regret is your totally hidden shoes :)

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    P.S. following you now

  13. I love how you styled them, you look so chic. I love wide legged trousers, they look like they'd be so cool in the warm weather. xx

  14. I love how you styled the pants with the sweater, perfect transition to spring outfit.

  15. Fabulous post, you style them perfectly and completely rock them! Love it! I also adore your nail polish, where is it from?

  16. lovely post!!! now i know how to wear this! :D
    absolutely stunning bag hun!


  17. Super cute! Very 70s/Annie Hall :)

    P.S. You have to include the nail color!

  18. I've never even been brave enough to consider palazzo pants, I never thought I could make them look good, but... maybe you're changing my mind! I've never thought about wearing such a light piece with a knit...

  19. I really love your floral pants... like I think I seriously need those!! I have a few pairs of palazzo pants that I love wearing but the print on these makes them so perfect. Really love your stairs too

    Forever Fashionably Late

  20. Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is my favorite and hope you can come in

    and see.


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