TREND: It’s All in the Pants

“Have You Seen Her” in those harem pants? Thank you MC Hammer for making harem pants popular. Although the popularity of these pants rose in the late 1980s, it looks like the trend is back again this fall in full force. If it weren’t for Hammer in the ‘80s, we would not have been able to revisit this trend 30 years later. Harem pants are an interesting cross between skinny pants and a skirt. The legs tend to be more fitted from the knee down, and then are baggy and loose like skirt on top. These pants are great because they are super comfortable. They are perfect for casual lounging or dressed up for the night. This Fashionista wears stylish and subtle harem pants with heels. Her peacock-feathered belt complements her beautiful blue top, and her gold necklaces really dress it up. Don’t think “U Can’t Touch This” trend. Luckily, there are more understated harem pants for Fashionistas that are more hesitant and also ones that will definitely make a bold statement. Strut down the street in these pants and you will be “Too Legit to Quit.”

Hint: If you are looking for a subtle pair of harem pants, take a look at these ones from Alice+Olivia. A less expensive alternative is this Trouvé pair, which has cute, silver snap details at the waist. Want to go all out? Look at these JNBY Model Harem Pants. The draping is more dramatic in the front and is made of stretch twill, unlike the others.

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