WIW: new harem pants

During the Seattle meetup, I bought a pair of pants--with a little encouragement from my friends!-- at a shop called The Finerie. I wore them to work today. They are a harem pant style that is also a bit like Thai fisherman pants.

The outfit (worn to work):
Navy harem pants (Desigual, Thai harem pants); navy, gray, ivory mixed print and stripe long-sleeved scoop-neck tee (made by me); indigo textured-stripe scarf; beige cotton jacket (Caslon, roll sleeve utility jacket); taupe cross-strap flats (Naot); black and brown snake-print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); silver herringbone bangle; silver and blue stone bracelet and silver and blue stone dangly earrings (Lucky).

I enjoyed wearing this comfy boho look. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions!

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I am very intrigued by your pants Sharan! (That sounds a bit odd doesn't it :-)?) I wouldn't exactly call them harem, but it is a general shape that is popular with Israeli designers - all of whom I can pretty assuredly say have spent time in Thailand. I will have to check this out further.

    Anyhow, I think they look terrific with the top - especially without the jacket, because in the end a fitted top does work most easily with voluminous bottoms. I would try with a small heel too. Great pick!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, Shevia! I'll try them with a heel and with some platform sandals this summer.

  • Vicki replied 5 years ago

    These look spectacular on you and anything from the Seattle meet-up warms my heart. I'm glad you were talked into these pants and I like them with your cute shoes. I see them working equally well with sandals and heels, too.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, Vicki! Next time you come to Seattle, we'll have to take you to the Finerie. Shevia, too!

  • gardenchick replied 5 years ago

    Very cool looking! The top and pants together are stunning.

  • Jude replied 5 years ago

    So happy to see a photo of you wearing those fabulous pants, they are so unique. The whole outfit looks funky/chic/fun and suits you perfectly.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I was looking forward to this post styling the new pants and it is fabulous! The shirt goes well with the volume and vibe of the piece. They look very comfortable.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, Gardenchick! And Jude, thanks for your encouragement, too. Your partner in crime gave me a pretty strong recommendation to get the pants. ;)

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, Joy. They are super comfortable, without feeling sloppy. One can always use clothes like that, right?

  • Karin L H replied 5 years ago

    Such a cool look! I like it with those shoes and top, and I love the blue pops of colour in the top.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Lovity love!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    I saw these glorious pants in person and loved them. Soooo fun. And the way you've styled them here is killer, Sharan. Rock on.

  • DJP replied 5 years ago

    Oh Sharan, the Chaing Mai pants look even better than I remember at the Finerie. Plus, your "party in the back" tee is just fantastic. You are absolutely killin' it in these pics!

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Super cool pants! I can't seem to view the link on my phone but will check them out on my desktop later to see the details! Love theademby you top. Sooo fab! You are looking fab as ever!

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    There is something badass Burning Man about them that I love.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Uber cool! They are so you Sharan! Love how you styled them. Fabulous MBM top too :)

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    Those are very cool in a kinds of exotic cargo pant way. Boho Sporty Luxe. I like the shoes with straps with them. Agree you do fitted over volume silhouettes very well. It looks Arty- Edgy.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Nothing short of A.Mazing on you!

    And that meet up sounded like so much fun.  Sigh.

  • Olivegreen replied 5 years ago

    Love the pants. Love them.

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Those pants are very cool. The top does look perfect with them.

  • dakotacheryl replied 5 years ago

    Great look!!  I also like the fitted top with the looser pants. Great shoe choice here. Unique and gorgeous!!

  • MuseumGal replied 5 years ago

    Whoa, I love these.  Different look for you,but you are rocking it!

  • Staysfit replied 5 years ago

    I absolutely love them! You rock! (As my DS and his friends would say!) You have a great eye for putting things together.

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Fun, sharan! These suit you well, and I love that top with the pants.

  • Eliza replied 5 years ago

    Great look on you.  I haven't seen anything like those pants here and they are a fun change in silhouette.  Of course, I had to check out where that awesome top came from and once again, kudos for your talents.  Just beautiful. 

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    Those pants are super cool!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! Your comments are making me glad I went ahead and bought the pants.

    Denise, I'll take badass Burning Man--thank you!

    Staysfit, thanks for the compliment about putting things together. I sometimes forget there is a skill to creating outfits from different designers, brands, etc., and it is something I really enjoy doing.

  • Jeweled replied 5 years ago

    Firecracker, I think the ensemble in pics 1 and 2 is the most flattering outfit I've seen on you.  It somehow really connects with YOU.

    I'm trying to put my finger on why this outfit looks so flattering - and I think it may be that it's more "yin" with the soft scoop neck top and soft-shaped pants.

    Most of the other pieces I've seen on you have been more "yang" influenced.

    I'm not sure if it feels that way to you, but I do think the lines in this outfit would be worth your further exploration!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Jeweled, thanks for the thoughts! I hadn't looked at it that way, so thanks for pointing out those elements. I know I am really drawn to more interesting pants--some fullness, cargo pockets, drapiness. It's hard to find styles with those elements that I feel are also flattering on me. The t-shirt is a pattern I've made several times. The big curve of the wide scoop neck is more of a spring/summer style for me, because I run cold!

  • karymk replied 5 years ago

    Your pants are perfect for your style.  What fabric is that? I'm thinking a leather jacket on top too....Like your self coutured tee, esp. the back.  I am agape at anyone who can sew on knits.  I just never learned, so I don't.

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Ooh how fun that you've already taken the pants for a spin! Loved 'em in person, love 'em styled here :D

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, Aida!
    Karen, the pants are cotton. I did try on a leather jacket and liked it--I will wear that combo sometime. And knits aren't as hard to sew as I used to think they were. The knits have changed, and so have machines.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    A super cool outfit! Those pants are perfectly fabulous, and perfectly you. They are stunning with the top (I love that scoop back!).

  • Kat replied 5 years ago

    Love this, but must give a particular shout out to the shoes. Funky and superb color!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    I love harem pants and these are really interesting.  They look a little like a harem cargo pant?? Love your outfit.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Yes, Deborah--harem and cargo all at once. And a bit of wrap style and jogger pant too! Which I'm now finding pretty funny--let's just pack all the trends into one garment--ha ha!

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    Missed this thread before, I love the trousers and agree the styling is perfect too.

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 5 years ago

    Lovin' em as much from the front as I did from behind ;-0

  • Dixie replied 5 years ago

    They look so cool! Do you have long legs? Because I guess you have if you can pull this pants this good. Kudos.

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

    I love those pants.  I am a fan of fitted on top and volume on the bottom.  I might see if I can find them.  A local boutique carries Desiqual.

    I love how you have put the outfit together.  The top is great.  I can sew a bit.  I so admire the fabbers who are sewers. I might take it up again.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Dixie, thank you! My legs are slightly long proportionally, but not so much that I don't have to hem all my flares or bootcuts.

    Thanks, Style Fan! If you take a sewing class or two, you might find it easier to pick back up again.

  • Carole replied 5 years ago

    Wow...cool pants...what a great outfit and fun memento of your meetup!

  • Debbie replied 5 years ago

    Sharan I always love the way you put things together and this is no exception. Thosepants are amazing and I love the way you styled them. You have a wonderful sense of style.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Whoa, the new cargo-harems:-) I'm amazed how easy you can wear these so very different and intriguing special items, Sharan. Desigual is a brand I can so admire on others, but just doesn't suit my persona! Very edgy, I would try them with ankle strap heel and no jacket for more glamour, but this is a great outfit per se!

  • Caro replied 5 years ago

    Your outfit looks very French to me! I have been wanting what I would call harem pants, they have some this season at H&M and everywhere... been eyeing all the ones on Spartoo, but I am really not sure how to style them with a top and shoes! I can only imagine a tank and flip flops...

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