8.31.2011

is that an apple in your pocket.

no, it's just my harems.
to some, harem pants come with a negative connotation. think wide hips, low crotches, and lots of extra material. it took me a while, but i think i finally figured them out. i kept wanting to pair them with long-er, fitted tops since the bottoms were full. i learned that the opposite is what i needed.
coincidentally, a fellow blogger asked me for advice on what to wear with her leopard harems,
so these are a few tips i offered her:
  • accentuate the waist (not the hips)
    pair it with a cropped top or jacket that hits at the waist...
    or, tuck in a shirt.
    wear a simple belt.
  • keep tops loose and blousy
    the pants should be the "skinny" part of the outfit.
    stay away from fitted tops to avoid a pear shape.
    thicker straps or muscle tee type shirts better balance the weight of the pants.
  • elongate
    try a longer blazer that hits just below the hips to camouflage the bulkiness.
    wear heels.
like i said about maxi skirts...it's all about finding the right proportions for you.

orange chicken + veggies.
(hannah harems, available at oomph; top, f21; blazer, mossimo (similar);
shoes, nine west (similar); chanel sunglasses)

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34 comments:

  1. Those harem pants are really cool!! I love the leopard top with them and the blazer, those tips are great for trying them out. Great ideas
    xJennaD

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  2. These are not easy pants to pull off.. The overall shape is just not what we're used to but it doesn't matter because I think you pulled it off beautifully! And yes, no long tops bc it just adds more volume to the hips! Awesome look!

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  3. You did a great job. I didn't know these tips but just indistinctly that is how I have been pairing my harem pants with tucked in or crop loose tops. I didn't do the blazer but for work it looks great.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  4. So gorgeous on you! Your tips are good, the long blazer is genius!

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  5. You pull off some looks I KNOW I would look ridiculous in! Even with your tips!

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  6. this outfit is styled perfectly. xx

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  7. love the pant but i doubt i can pull it off.

    http://cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com/2011/08/going-ethnic.html

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  8. I love your blazer but i dont like harems. Everything else is beautiful.

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  9. This is so nice! and the proportions are perfect!

    http://www.fashionindahat.com/

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  10. Ahhh you look great in these harems! Loved how you pair it with the blazer... hot.

    And on your last post on the DIY leopard cross, kudos... my mom loves reading your blog. She said you put thought and idea in every post.. also loves your style! ;)

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  11. I have loved harems ever since they came back around! You look great and great tips,too!
    xXx
    Reva

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  12. love the look chic!!
    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

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  13. harem pants are so tricky but you've styled them perfectly :) xx

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  14. Gorgeous outfit! That shirt is great!
    x

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  15. Thanks for the style tips and I love your blazer. Haven't really tried wearing my harem pants again but maybe next week when we're back to dressing up in the office.

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  16. I am one of those people who hated harem pants. I always thought they were so unnattractive. But seeing how you wore them, and reading your tips, changed my mind. You styled them perfectly and they look great on you! You are right. Finding the right proportions for ourselves is the most important thing.

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  17. loved it!

    runwayrocknroll.blogspot.com
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  18. You totally made the harem pants works! You got the proportions down to a T!

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  19. Totally, TOTALLY got it right! I never thought I would say harem pants looked awesome, but they do on you!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  20. Ah, I love harems but I have yet to find the perfect pair! I have one pair that are okay but yours fit so well! I think my legs are too short to pull it off or something.

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  21. okay, I'm not a harem fan, but I LOVE these!!! you look amazing!! I may have to try them after all...

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  22. wow, i'm craving those pants now! you knew how to rock them with that blazer and wild top!! & thanks for making me hungry :( haha

    kisses,
    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  23. You can definitely pull that look off. Thanks for tips. If I ever get brave enough I now have a guideline.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  24. you definitely could pull off the harem pants, but I don't think I can...

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  25. those are awesome tips! i tried on some harem pants that i actually loved but had no idea what i would do with them. i love the jacket. it makes you look taller even though harem pants can make a person look shorter.

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  26. this outfit is aboslutley gorgeous!!! love it :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  27. You sure rock the harems!! Looks great!

    http://kariyah.blogspot.com/

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  28. I like the trousers and the blazer :)

    Kisses dear!
    Nice weekend!!

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  29. good advices but I still couldn't bring myself to buy a pair of harem pants.... yet!!

    C:

    http://moneygonefor.blogspot.com/

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  30. You pull this look off really well, snaps to you :)

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  31. I love the outfit! you look absolutely great, I like that your outfit looks comfy but super Chic at the same time. Will follow your advice, I saw this gorgeous ones in Zara yesterday but I am still working in making them look properly, if I get them will post with them.
    Again, thanks for letting me post your outfit. It was a pleasure for me, you are really inspiring.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  32. I totally agree with StyleIDnet, I love the fact that this outfit is comfy and very chic at the same time. and your hair do is lovely.

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  33. lovely look! ure rockin those harems becca!

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  34. Those pants fit you so well, it induces jealousy!

    XXo,
    Neekoh

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