How to Wear the Statement Pant

As the first of many exciting changes in the new year for this little blog, I am so thrilled to announce that I will be writing occasionally over at Good Life Eats as a Style Contributor.  Katie Goodman, author of GoodLife Eats has long-inspired me with endless recipes, tips and tricks, and advice, and when she began looking for contributors in other areas, I jumped at the chance.  I’ll be covering all things style-related, so be sure to visit.  And without further ado, the statement pant and how to wear it …

what to wear with statement pants _ lexi holzberg kritzer

What to Wear With Statement Pants: Rag & Bone Tuxedo Blazer // Honeydew Intimates Bralette // Villa Sweatshirt // Josie Tank // Gap Embroidered Loafers // Madewell The Film Noir Pump // Dara Ettinger Alanna Stud Earrings // Rebecca Minkoff MAC Bag

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As Winter keeps on shoving along, it’s hard to imagine a time when shorts and skirts were part of the daily wardrobe, but pants can be just as funky, fun, and adorable. Lately I’ve fallen for some pretty crazy pants: leopard print trousers, brocade skinny jeans, even sequin harem pants (and those might just be my favorite!) But it’s hard to imagine how on earth you’ll wear such “out there” bottoms. First and foremost, I say, “Go for it!” If loud pants seem, well, loud, just tone down the rest of the outfit. A few tips to get you started:

  1. Pair your funkier pants with solid colors.
  2. Try a black blazer (for dress-up) or a heather gray sweatshirt or plain white tee or tank (to dress it down).
  3. Both flats and heels look great with a statement pant, and don’t be afraid to keep the shoes a bit funkier if that’s your style (just stay away from too much pattern.)
  4. Color is a-okay, but again, go for solids.
  5. Keep the shape in mind, pair a looser pair of trousers with a more fitted top and pair a skinnier leg with a softer sweater or jacket.
  6. Have fun with it!

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  1. Love me some statement pants! Esp with a blazer or big comfy sweater 🙂

    • Lexi

      I totally agree! 🙂

  2. Alyssa

    I love statement pants–you’re totally right…keeping it simple on top is the way to go!

  3. i’m obsessed with that bra. and that blazer. and, well, pretty much all of this!!

    • Lexi

      Trust me – I’m having the same problem! Want it all!

  4. Chelsea

    You nailed it! I love the bold pants that we are seeing these days. I would love a brocade pair. xo

    • Lexi

      Thank you! And I definitely want a pair of brocade skinny jeans!

  5. sahra

    lovely post! I think I nailed the statement pant in my most recent post 😉

    XO Sahra

  6. Rachel

    I usually just wear a white or black blouse with mine!

  7. I’ve decided that I need to add a pair of leopard pants to my closet!

    • Lexi

      Yes you do! I have a pair from Zara that I LOVE!

  8. Elisa

    Yay! I’m so happy for you!! I’ll definitely go check you out over there. And I’m a huge fan of those leopard pants 😉

    • Lexi

      Aww thank you! Love all things leopard!

  9. Congrats on contributing to Good Life Eats! I am seriously going gag over those metallic leopard print pair! Wowsers, they are definitely statement making!
    Have a happy weekend Lexi!

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