By Nikki Williams
Skinny jeans may have transitioned from being a trend to a wardrobe essential, according to Who What Wear, but the skintight silhouette are not the only pants that can flatter your figure. Now that more celebrities are wearing mom jeans and style icons are stepping into the spotlight in wide-leg and cropped styles, fashionistas are temporarily retiring their skinny jeans and experimenting with other pants.
Although we’re not completely ridding ourselves of skinnies since they are still very much a closet staple, perhaps the athleisure craze is showing us that comfortable clothing can be fashionable, as harem pants lend your look a directional accent, according to a collection that contemporary fashion website Lyst has put together.
Loose, breezy, and suits every body type, harems are the perfect bottoms for movement and comfort. So if you wear a pair with elastic bands at the hem, the pants can be adjusted so that it’s cinched at the ankle or right below the knee, allowing you to switch between capri and cropped lengths. The choice of hems will provide you with opportunities to show off different
But for those that are not comfortable working with bottoms other than skinnies, harems may seem unpolished or too casual for business attire or events that call for a more upscale dress code. Contrary to what you may believe, harems can be tailored to suit many occasions, as the outfit ideas below show:
A Grey Metallic Colour Scheme
The monochromatic look is always a safe ensemble to work with, but instead of wearing a regular grey tank with your black harems, try on a mock turtleneck to highlight your curves. For that extra cool factor in your uniform, finish the look with a black fedora and silver sandals.
One of the numerous celebrities spotted in the drop crotch silhouette is Shenae Grimes, as seen on Style Bistro sporting a blazer with her harem pants. Her edgy style inspires us to be more creative with our work capsule wardrobe, swapping traditional slacks with harems for an avant-garde twist to the conventional pantsuit. You can also choose to wear the 9 to 5 staple with a beautiful pair of harems in a non-neutral hue, and a statement necklace to match for your outfit to be the talk of the office.
The Right Amount Of Sexy
Corsets can look a little too scandalous with leggings or body-hugging bottoms, especially when they don’t have a coverup. Harems actually balance out the outfit as it stops you from putting everything on display.
How do you like to wear harem pants?