Trying something new can be scary, but not so much when it comes to fashion. Fashion is the one thing that if you try it and don’t like it, no biggie. Take it back, donate it, or make it work. I recently discovered a trend that I think I like: Harem pants. Or peg leg pants. I’ve seen then called genie pants, but many of us will recognize them as Hammer pants from the 80’s. I first tried on a pair at Charlotte Russe with a crop top. Please don’t ask how that looked. Let’s just say that I didn’t get it. There was just something that stayed with me about the harem pants. I’m not sure if it was the slightly relaxed fit or the fact that it was a pair of pants that wasn’t leggings. Ok, I know that I am not the only one tired of seeing leggings everywhere.
Then while blundering through Kohl’s I saw a pair of JLo pants that looked like harem pants. I gave them a shot. I even took a picture of them, but couldn’t decide between the Large or XL. I got on the phone with one of my fashion forward friends and her response was ‘Harlem Pants? I’ve never seen them before. What are they?’ As my voice echoed through the dressing room, attempting to describe them, I decided it would just be easier to just send the picture to her. No response.
Fast forward one month and they are still on my mind. On Sunday, I just decided to break down and get them. I pictured them dressed up, dressed down, casual chic, and lounge wear. On my way to Vegas on the plane, out on a date with a POF recruit, and just chilling with friends. Now, there is nothing better than getting what you, unless you’re getting it at a dirt cheap price; they were only $16 (Regular $50, on sale for $20, free shipping, 20% off coupon).
Wait a minute, honey! What do you plan on wearing those with? A tank top and denim vest, cream button up, sheer shirt.
Or my favorite in my mind, this shirt from ASOS.