boldly bright

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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:

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Top and blazer (all black), but necklace was gold and hot pink to match the pants:

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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!

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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)

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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!

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