As we are preparing to bid a fond farewell to 2017, it’s time to think ahead to next season. One of my favourite silhouettes is the high waist pant, either “peg” style in a nod to the 90’s , or as wide as you dare! Both of these styles are much more flattering that you may think, just a few tweaks and tips and you will wonder why you’ve never embraced them before. I find a lower cut top or unbuttoned short works best, especially if you are larger on top, a high waist and a high neck top will make you look too “heavy”. petites can also wear this look, again keep the top lower cut to create “height” and don’t go for a tapered “peg”, opt for a straight or cigarette cut to elongate and keep everything in proportion.

 

If you feel too “bare” around the neckline, instead of a pendant, why not try a faux fur collar or necktie. It gives a fresh and modern look to the pants. Keep jackets open to create a slimming line and go for ones that sit just above the hipline, any longer and even someone tall like me can look “dumpy’.

Below are some great pants that I’ve hunted down, along with suggestions on how and what tower them with.

 

 

 

Pants – www.shopbop.com

Shirt – www.oasis-stores.com

Sneakers – www.kurtgeiger.us

Mules – www.net-a-porter.com

 

Take these blush pink pants by Milly ($395.00) and pair with this oriental style printed shirt by Oasis ($62.00). Wear the shirt unbuttoned as low as you dare. For a casual vibe, wear with soft pink  snake effect sneakers by Carvela ($75.00) and when the occasion is a little dressier, switch for these beautiful mustard satin flat mules by Marni ($630.00). The tone on tone pink will elongate and is perfect for petites. A personal rule of thumb for wide leg pants is to either wear flats, or, if you want to wear a heel, make sure that the hem comes down over the heel, it’s very aging to see a wide leg pant “hanging” around “no mans land”, which is when it looks as if the pant is a couple of inches too short.

These Free People high waist pants ($128.00) look great with this Self Portrait Studio monochrome trimmed shirt ($375.00), the deep “V” neckline and longer length sleeves elongate and slim the top half to give a fabulous waistline. For a Low key look, wear with these Axel Arigato sneakers ($225.00), or go glam with these Suecomma Bonnie embellished flats ($464.00).

Pants – www.freepeople.com

Shirt – www.frwd.com

Sneakers – www.axelarigato.com

Mules – www.matchesfashion.com

 

And Other Stories have come up trumps with these sherbet pink, high waist pants ($85.00), they need no introductions and the plain white Free People shirt($88.00)has subtle details to enhance, not take over the pants. Why not mix up your hues with these gorgeous sugary pink loafers from ASOS ($56.00), or really mix colors with these lapis blue and white block heels by Rue St ($391.00). They work because the white balances everything  out with the shirt and the blue tone has warm pink undertones.

Pants – www.stories.com

Shirt – www.freepeople.com

Loafers – www.us.asos.com

Pumps – www.matchesfashion.com

 

Pink and Green should always be seen(together). The dark forest green pants from ASOS ($60.00) are given a spring update with this pink, silk top from And Other Stories ($115). The pants hit just on the ankle which makes them a perfect partner for these Gucci, leather mules ($790.00) in white and this is definitely a look that can be given some night time glitz with  Alexandre Birman metallic heels ($595.00).

Pants – www.us.asos.com

Top – www.stories.com

Slippers – www.gucci.com

Heels – www.frwd.com

 

Happy New Stylish Year!!

 

 

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