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I have resisted the pull of Palazzo pants for some time now. Admittedly, they look extremely comfortable and I have seen them worn in a lot of different places, but I didn’t think they were for me.
Typically, I go for tailored styles and shy away from any style that may add volume. However, when I saw these Palazzo pants in my favorite colors of red, white and black I decided to give them a try.
I actually love this outfit because it’s still sleek and streamlined despite the volume of the pants. The key to a successful outfit was allowing the pants to be the star of the show. I kept all my other pieces low key so the outfit still fits with my tailored style.
First, I chose a simple three-quarter length shirt in a dark color. This helps to anchor the outfit without adding any additional width on top. I also made sure that the shirt fit close to my body without being too tight.
If you have ever worn Palazzo pants before, then you know the top of the pants usually consists of a large fold-down piece. Quite frankly, I don’t get the point of this feature. In fact, I ended up cutting the top off of my pants after I took these pictures because I could never get it to fold right. Not to mention, this fold can add considerable width around the tummy section, which is why it’s important not to go too tight with your top. On the other hand, you don’t want the shirt too wide at the bottom or the whole outfit just makes you look, well…wide (and none of us want that).
Since the palazzo pants already had a design at the bottom, I chose a simple pair of sequined flip flops.
Finally, I topped off the look with some red accented jewelry. The bangle bracelets echo the Eastern vibe of the pants.
It’s always good to step out of your style box every now and then to try something new, but that doesn’t mean you need to abandon your own style vibe. Instead, you just need to figure out how to make a new style work for you. When’s the last time you tried something new?
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