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Hot New Fall Trend: Bright Pants


Red, green, purple, turquoise, oh my! Unusual colors have burst forth this season in an unusual way: ladies are wearing trousers in every color of the rainbow… and more. This trend is certainly not for the faint-hearted but, with the right attitude and some serious styling tricks, it can look chic and fashion-forward. Here’s how to style your bright bottoms so you can make a bold statement without looking like you just stepped out of a circus tent.

Neutralize and Balance: Wear a sheer grey or camel blouse with your trousers to avoid sharp color contrasts. Neutral colors downplay bright ones so you can wear unexpected shades without looking too outlandish.

Accessorize minimally: Keep jewellery in the gold, silver, bronze, or gunmetal family, and remember not to overdo it. Bracelets alone are fine, so don’t feel compelled to add chandelier earrings and a bib necklace. The pants are the statement and focal point of this look. Also, don’t carry a big, yellow tote if you are wearing turquoise pants. Keep your purse small and neutral. If you can, carry a clutch.

Simple Shoes: Resist the urge to wear your brightest, most attention-grabbing heels today. This is not the time to break out your feathered Manolos. Nothing looks better with this trend than a pair of classic black patent pumps.

Easy hair and makeup: Maybe you want to put a pop of color on your lids. Fine. But do not, I repeat, do not wear electric blue eyeliner, cotton-candy pink lips, or a lot of blush. If you absolutely cannot contain your urge for more color, even while wearing such a shocking pant, you can try some shimmering eye shadow.

Follow all these steps and you can look unique and bold in a world of black and blue skinny jeans. Be the little trendsetter that you are, and oh, don’t be surprised if it catches on with your friends and coworkers.

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About Mallika Dhaliwal

Mallika Dhaliwal is a freshman at the University of Southern California who hopes to major in the scope of human knowledge since she can't seem to make her mind up about which discipline she loves the most. She knows, however, that she loves fashion, people, stories, and a variety of fine and performing arts, and wants to visit every continent before she turns 35. Mallika enjoys old movies, classic novels, dressing up, tea parties, indie music, European and art history, theater-going, and especially traveling.

One comment on “Hot New Fall Trend: Bright Pants

  1. modebrainstorm
    September 26, 2011

    Exellent guide to styling bright pants 🙂 I really like red pants this season 🙂

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