pink pants on parade

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I generally do not find a lot of khakis that I like and seem stylish, but these pink khakis were a great find at Gap.

I kept my look casual with a denim top, but added heels to look dressy enough for work. I found these Marc Jacobs heels at a local charity shop, seemingly worn maybe once in the past (if that), for $10! You can read more about that fab find here.

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I also added a cute head scarf that I found at my local consignment shop. The scarf matched perfectly, and added a bit of whimsy with the travel/architectural design. Plus, aren’t headscarves the best for quick hairdos?

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Pink khaki pants: Gap ($17 marked down from $50)

Denim top: H&M ($20 marked down from approx $40)

Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs (paid $10, generally retail for anywhere from $300-$450)

Scarf: unsure of brand, via consignment ($4)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I have to confess that I very rarely read the fit description label on pants. Not reading these in the past was a real shopping error but it actually saved me a lot of time to read the label on these pants at Gap! I went straight for the pants that were labeled “relaxed in the hip” and the pants fit perfectly. You can also look up most stores’ size chart, if you want to measure yourself before you go out and shop. Gap’s size chart, for example, is listed here: http://www.gap.com/browse/sizeChart.do?cid=2082

I highly recommend either of these time savers if you are looking for work pants and do not have a ton of time on your hands…and then, of course, when you’re in the store head straight to the sale section!

2) I plan to transition these pants from summer to fall by adding a sweater and closed toed heels. Knowing Chicago weather, fall is likely still a few months away. However, I like to think through how many seasons I can wear a piece prior to purchasing. I think I can likely wear these pants for three seasons (spring, summer, fall), so I consider them a good investment for versatility, especially for $17!

Hope the start of the week is going well, readers! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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24 thoughts on “pink pants on parade

  1. Love the heels what a find! You have done a fantastic job with savvy shopping- love your work!
    I got a couple of pairs of pants and I always look for a high rise waist as there is nothing flattering about a money box peeking out at the back!

    • Thank you! Bargain shopping for quality pieces is just so gratifying, isn’t it?! These shoes were definitely the diamond in the rough in the charity shop.

      And yes, fit is everything in pants! Clearly I should have been reading the labels in the past instead of suffering through trying on so many poor fits!

  2. Great summer outfit all around. I have to say that I especially love the scarf. I hope we’ll be seeing more of it in the future!

  3. Fabulous outfit! Polka dots are both classic and classy in my opinion! Totally agree about the fit of pants making all the difference. A flattering pant works wonders while the wrong type of pant is an injustice to even the most fit body!

  4. I got the same pastel pink Khaki!!! Loving this one, just comfy and pretty! I like your combination, casual and chic! I need to try that retro headscarf look. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Yeah, I saw those in the store few weeks ago, that colour is a little too bright for me. I’m eyeing on that new fall colour – beach plum!

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