I posted about these pants yesterday in my “let’s get legit” post and now am showing how I styled these boldly bright pants!
When I first saw these pants at Ann Taylor, I hesitated to try them on. I actually saw them twice in the past, but apparently third time’s a charm. I finally tried them on and loved them! And frankly, marked down to $11 from $80, you couldn’t really beat the price. Because of the bold print and colors, I kept everything else simple (shoes, top, blazer).
Shoes, patterned but still neutral in color:
Top and blazer (all black), but necklace was gold and hot pink to match the pants:
Throughout the day, people approached me with feedback, which I think is great! The feedback ended up about 50/50 with suggestions of wearing a bold top versus all black on top. I got, “Oh wow! I love how you kept the top simple!” And then 5 minutes later from someone else, “Why didn’t you just take it all the way with a bold top?” The best part is that I think there are a ton of ways to style these pants- both simple and bold! I’ll go bold next time!
Pants: Ann Taylor ($11 marked down from $80)
Top: Nordstrom from ….10 years ago at the Anniversary Sale!
Blazer: Forever 21 (approx $20)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack ($14 marked down from $40)
Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) As I said, I looked past these pants on two separate occasions before I finally tried them on. I write this all the time, but you really never know what something is going to look like until you try it on! Ann Taylor continues to have a great sale right now, and has a ton of pants on sale- everything is 60% off their sale section (including online). You can visit the sale online here.
2) I am still not completely sure how I will wear these pants in fall, but I’m thinking I will pair them with booties and big cable sweaters. As with this summer version, I think bright colors as well as neutral colors (black and cream) will look great with these pants for fall. I have my eye out for cable sweaters now! This is a great time of year for summer sale shopping, but you can look for items that you can transition into fall- even brightly colored floral pants!
Readers, what do you think? Do you like neutrals with printed/bold pants? Or do you prefer to take the look all the way by wearing an all bright ensemble?
Happy Monday! Hope everyone is having a good start to their week!
35 replies to “boldly bright”
Love these trousers! and the styling!
Thank you! I was intimated by the colors, but they ended up so easy to style! Thank you for visiting 🙂
I can’t believe those pants are $11! That’s crazy awesomeness 🙂 I love the mix of patterns/textures.
I know! I couldn’t believe it either! They were a great steal because they were marked down so much! Thanks for visiting- love your blog!
I LOVE these pants! I have the skirt is the same print!!!! Didn’t see the pants though! They are so awesome and perfectly styled! Chic!!
Great fashion minds clearly think alike!! They only had the pants left when I was there, but I would have loved the skirt too. Thanks for visiting, Kenya! Xo
Beautiful statement trousers 😉
Thank you! I how bright and cheerful they are…and the price made them that much more fabulous! Thank you for visiting 🙂
lovely outfit ❤
Thank you, Mihaela! I’m glad I finally tried the pants on after seeing them so many times! xo
These are beautiful! I like the way you’ve paired them with a more neutral top and shoes, it really focuses the attention – such a fun and sophisticated look! x
Thank you! I like that the shoes still have pattern, but are neutral as well!
Thank you so much for commenting!! xo
Reblogged this on Zabardast Life and commented:
Here is a fellow Blogger who has the right ideas about how to wear the Floral Look.
Thank you for the lovely reblog!
What a deal on those pants, and I love the ruffles on the shoulders of your blazer it adds a nice illusion to this look.
They were an awesome deal! And, I end up wearing that blazer all the time because I think the ruffles on the shoulders are an interesting structural detail. Thanks for visiting and commenting!! xo from Chicago
I love your pants so much! I bought a pair of floral pants earlier this year, but I’ve only worn them with simple tops so far… I have to tread trends lightly! You look so cute!
Thanks! I love floral and printed pants! I definitely kept it simple on top, but will try and branch out soon. I agree, it’s good to tread lightly 🙂 thanks for visiting!! xo from Chicago
that blazer is kind of amazing and I wouldn’t have thought to pair it with those pants, I love that you did. The styling totally gives them an extra wow factor.
They also had that blazer in orange, a few years ago when I bought the black version, and I still regret not grabbing both! Oh well- at least I grabbed the black one. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!!
Looking STUNNING in this outfit! I like the all black, allowing the pants to shine! The shoulders of the blazer are so much fun, and the heels are the perfect touch 🙂
Aww, thank you so much!! These pants are totally a statement piece; I think it’s the first time I’ve worn pants as the statement! I’m glad I didn’t keep looking and them and walking away!! 🙂
great outfit, the trousers are so lovely!
Thank you! They really are beautiful pants- I give all the credit to Ann Taylor for the lovely design.
Love those pants! Great look!
Thank you! I love their bright colors! So cheerful for a sunny day 🙂 xoxo!
I just really love the pants and how you styled the rest of the outfit. Beautiful and I adore your heels! Love them too! 🙂
Thank you! I wanted to keep it simple on tops because the pants are the real statement. The heels are so comfortable, so I wear them all the time! Thanks for visiting!! xo
Those pants are perfect! I love the color and the pattern.
Thank you! Patterned pants are so fun to wear, aren’t they? I loved your Michael Kors pair!
Ok. First, those pants were a total steal! They look amazing. I think my instinct would have been to go with the simple black up top too. Let the pants do all the talking in the outfit. It might be fun to try them with a pink (coral? red? I cant’ exactly tell online) top to play up the flowers even more. Maybe add a leather jacket to make them feel more fall? Either way I’m totally jealous.
And I LOVE your hair! so so so cute.
Hi Katie! Thanks so much! I agree, the first thought is to keep the pants neutral, but I am definitely going to try coral, pink, or lime next! Would you believe I don’t have a leather moto jacket?! I need one for fall! Your recent post has a great one! Thanks for visiting 🙂 xoxo
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Thank you! And thanks for visiting!! Just checked out your blog-great inspiration!!
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