Forget your party shoes, this spring it is going to be all about your party pants. In addition to bright bold denim, designers have shifted focus from fancy tops to fabulous bottoms. Whether you pick floral, ikat, or animal, be sure to pair your party pants with a simple top. Wear ‘em during the day to bring some fun to ho hum errands or take ‘em for a spin around the dancefloor just after midnight.
1. 7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Kauai Floral, $189 , 2. Michael Michael Kors Ikat Print Silk Blend Pants, $175, 3. DKNY Floral Slim Pants, $225, 4. Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg in Chello, $189, 5. Current/Elliot Leopard Print Skinny Jeans, $270, 6. 7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Garden Party, $189 , 7. Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg in Somersault, $189, 8. Balmain 3/4 Length Shorts, $1,025, 9. J Brand Floral Cropped Skinny Jeans, $203 , 10. AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans, $185
When I walked into the fifth floor of Saks a couple of weeks ago, my eyes lit up as I saw a table of denim in almost every color in the rainbow. I love jeans and making them in different colors is merely an excuse for me to buy more… cause I need a pair of lavender jeans, don’t I? Right. For a while denim has been clean, skinny, and dark (thank God, we’ve moved past that whole “distressed”, rhinestoned, whiskered phase). We saw the emergence of red denim this past year, but it hasn’t been since Bongo jeans and snap crotch bodysuits that I’ve seen such a variety of saturated shades. Have I dated myself? No? Cotempo Casuals, anyone? Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite shades that I can’t wait to wear.
Top (L to R): AG Adriano Goldschmied The Stilt Cigarette Pants in Neon Yellow, $159, 7 for All Mankind Skinny Twill Jeans in Neon Yellow, $169, J Brand Skinny Twill Pants in Canary, $176, 7 for All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Jeans in Deep Canteloupe, $169, Joe’s Colored Skinny Jeans in Nectar, $158, J Brand Skinny Twill Pants in Fraise, $176
Bottom (L to R): J Brand Skinny Twill Pants in St. Tropez, $176, AG Adriano Goldschmied The Stilt Cigarette Jeans in Highlighter Blue, $159, Joe’s Colored Skinny Jeans in French Blue, $158, Rag & Bone The Skinny Jeans in Royal, $176, 7 for All Mankind Skinny Twill Jeans in Light Purple, $169, 7 for All Mankind Skinny Twill Jeans in Neon Pink, $169
Now you’re pants can be as bright as you are.
Spring is officially here, so it’s time to overhaul your closets. Time to toss the sweaters and leggings (thank god) and get ready to show some skin. It’s time to stimulate our economy (it’s called being proactive). So what if Obama’s trying to take back everyone’s bonuses? Might as well look cute in the poorhouse.
- Leather jacket- Wear it with jeans and a tank or over a long maxi dress. Works with both and gives you an easy “I didn’t try too hard” look. (Don’t worry, if you’re feeling timid, you don’t have to go with black. Try a shade of grey or tan).
Young Fabulous and Broke Leather Bomber, $448
- Body Con dress- What have you been going to the gym for? Shed off those extra layers and show off your toned bod.
Marciano Jennifer Dress, $128
(Kill two spring birds with one stone with a one shoulder style)
American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Pencil Dress, $41
(American Apparel always has these clingy little numbers. Good for a fast, cheap fix). (more…)