The phrase "wearing the pants" doesn't just mean you're the boss — not when you're donning these gorgeous jewel-tone trousers. In that case, it's more like "Dang, girl, you are wearing those pants," and it means you look awesome.
Since our daily mission is to assist you in your goal of looking awesome, we're showing you how to take a pair of bright, bold pants from the office to a classy cocktail date to Sunday brunch. So, don't let your most saturated hues linger in the closet between special events — bust 'em out and let's get started!
For a day at the office, experiment with colorblocking by adding a soft peach blouse in a modern, boxy silhouette. A dramatic ankle-strap heel keeps the feminine color palette from feeling too girly, and a splurge-worthy neutral bag will be your go-to work carryall for years to come.
Clockwise from top left: French Connection Melrose Ave Boxy Shirt, $98, available at French Connection; Sophie Hulme Mohair and Wool-Blend Straight-Leg Pants, $550, available at Net-A-Porter; BaubleBar Crystal Holly Necklace, $38, available at BaubleBar; Max Mara Zelinda Colorblock Shoulder Bag, $995, available at Bloomingdale's; ALDO Drugolo Heels, $100, available at ALDO.
A bold pair of pants is the perfect jumping-off point when you really want to take some style risks. Here, we've added a cropped bustier top and a sleek collarless blazer for a femme-fatale, Grace Jones-y effect. A statement pump and earrings kick up the glam factor even more, while a sweet mint clutch adds an unexpected demure note.
Clockwise from top left: Mango Contrast Trimming Bouclé Jacket, $119.99, available at Mango; Forever 21 Free Spirit Faux Stone Studs, $4.80, available at Forever 21; H&M Bustier, $12.95, available at H&M; Sophie Hulme Mohair and Wool-Blend Straight-Leg Pants, $550, available at Net-A-Porter; Fossil Sydney Zip Clutch, $65, available at Fossil; BCBG Jaze Leopard Print d'Orsay Pump, $69.95, available at DSW.
We're totally on board with spring's sneakers-with-everything trend, especially if it means our leisurely weekend brunches will be that much more comfy. Dress down those eye-popping pants with a crisp collared shirt, a cozy sweatshirt, and the perfect pair of bright trainers. Add a simple cuff and a go-anywhere leather bag, and you're ready for a full day of fun.
Clockwise from top left: Benetton 3/4-sleeved Crepe Shirt, $44.75, available at Benetton; Topshop Neat Rib Sweatshirt, $40, available at Topshop; Cara Couture Asymmetrical Cuff, $32, available at Nordstrom; Sophie Hulme Mohair and Wool-Blend Straight-Leg Pants, $550, available at Net-A-Porter; Baggu Drawstring Purse, $140, available at Baggu; New Balance for J.Crew 620 Sneakers, $80, available at J.Crew.