My mom loves red pants. She has a corduroy pair she wears every Valentine’s Day. So maybe she was the true inspiration when I purchased the above pair majorly on sale from J.Crew a month or so ago. (Here’s the non-red version that’s left). Although they have yet to see the light of day outside of my bedroom, which makes me mad at myself because I love them. I really do. And you should share the things you love with the world! They’re bright, obviously bold, and walk the fine line of ugly-pretty. So here are three ways I’m currently scheming to wear them. In fact, I think I’ll wear them tonight. Yeah, that seems like a good idea.
You Said Casual, Right?
I often find joy in making a casual event a fashion opportunity. I tend to do this a lot for random events on campus or for casual outings in my funky Midwestern college town. And these fire engine red pants would provide the perfect opportunity to arrive overdressed to anywhere deemed “casual.” A takeout-bag-cum-tee and understated bucket bag tame the look. But why wear basic ballet flats when you could have way more fun wearing this pair by Mui Mui?
A Central Park Picnic
Or a picnic anywhere, actually. The great thing about high waisted pants (bonus points for the extra wide legs) is that they are much more welcoming to rain drop crop tops. Gingham feels like summer, and summer is for picnics in parks. So grab some sandals, a beach bag, and a bottle of rosé because it is summAAAAAHHHH.
I Think This is Work Appropriate?
Sensible with a dash of extravagant, that’s the workwear recipe right? Are one shoulder tops HR approved? NEED 2 KNO. Adidas Stan Smith’s make for great commuting shoes, or just all-day shoes. The white sneaker trend may be dead and gone, but you can single handedly bring it back if you try!! A large and utilitarian tote can hold everything you might need in a work day: a laptop, five different lip balms, a pillow for nap time, etc.
Wear your red pants and go in peace!