Monday, September 12, 2011

Playgrounds & Lollipops - Approachable Style

{Red Denim: Old Navy; Silk Blouse: James Perse; Wedges: Dolce Vita (got them half off via Piperlime); Leather Pouch; DIY by ME!; Necklace: Forever 21; Bracelets: J.Crew, Stella & Dot, Forever 21}
Colored pants continue to show up on every single trend report for Fall and I decided to finally get myself a pair.  When I add an "on trend" item to my wardrobe, I try not to invest a lot of money at first, but rather cautiously test the waters.  I found these at Old Navy for $34 and that price felt just right for an item that I may not still be wearing come Spring time.  The fit is good and the denim isn't too stiff.  I tried on a pair of cheap cobalt blue jeans at Forever 21 last week and they were so scratchy they felt like sandpaper.  I did size up in these though so they weren't so super tight. 

I love the vibrant red color, but chose to tone down the overall feel of the look with a simple white blouse and neutral accessories.  Many of the runway looks featuring colored pants and denim have them styled with lots of layers, color blocked or even tone on tone color, which is a lot of look for the average woman to carry off.  If there is a runway look that inspires you, like colored jeans did for me, don't be afraid to "dumb it down" a bit and just keep it simple.  This way the single trend piece really stands out and instead of looking like a walking trend report billboard, you simply feature a trend.  That is the part of styling I love the most; taking a trend and interpreting it in my own way to make it more approachable.  Approachable Style, now that's a style blog name I could live with..

Colored Pants | Everybody, Everywear
also linking up with Lindsey for WIWW  & No Model Lady

38 comments:

  1. LOVE the combo! The shoes are perfect with the red! I have the same red jeggings being posted later. haha.

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  2. Yay! Can't wait to see you're style blog. And why is it that I get SO excited everytime I see a new P&L post. Way to rock the red jeans. I would never had thought to try the colored jeans look, but me, being the queen of white shirts, just might now be able to pull it off! Oh, and thanks for following the new blog. I can't wait for you to go all Tim Gunn on me! Seriously though - I need dress up clothes. I can do everyday looks, but it's the special occasions that really mess me up. Can that be our project? Make me "going out somewhere fancy" presentable?

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  3. CUUUTe! those are the same pants I had on at craft night, just in a jean. See, the cropped jean is in :). Love the red pants, lady!

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  4. loving that tomato color!! i was tempted by a pair in the exact cut at H&M the other day in the PERFECT mustard color. cotton sateen. but i chickened out. you should try them. i'm sure they're a bargain.

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  5. You are totally rocking those red jeans! So fun! And, I am surprised ON jeans fit you....you are tall like I am & I can't wear their pants...way too short!

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  6. I have a longer torso Meg, which allows for me to get away with regular length jeans. Makes it hard to find tops/blouses that are long enough though :)

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  7. Great look on you. I cleaned out my closet last weekend and realized I don't have a single pair of colored pants!

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  8. So will that be the name for your new style blog? Approachable Style? Love this look. Really wish I could pull stuff off like you!

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  9. That would be my choice for a new blog. Great name.
    How do you do it? Pull off fire-red pants? Looks great. My question? How do the rest of us do it?

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  10. Love this look! My most recent post featured red pants, too! ;-) http://flipflopfollies.com/?p=9510 Happy Tuesday!

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  11. loveeee those pants!! i am so glad you posted because ive been looking for red pants for football season- but the ones on old navys website looked more of a darker maroon color.they dont have my size online, but you betta believe i will be going to the closest old navy this weekend. :)

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  12. Love the color combo! I love red pants.

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  13. You look so great! Super put together and stylish. Love the red pants and the necklace :)

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeously classy. LOVE the crisp white shirt and woven belt with the necklaces. Just fabulous.

    I discovered you through EBEW, and I'm wearing red pants too (and a mom)! Stop by and say hi if you have a sec.

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  15. love the idea for the blog name as it's quite apropos to what you showcase here!
    and those pants are fire! so sassy but still very chic.

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  16. Perfectly paired with the classic white button up! Love it :)

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  17. I love this outfit, you've styled it perfectly.

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  18. Amazing that something as bold as red pants can look as classic as it does here. It really looks wonderful and sharp with the button up and necklace.
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

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  19. I love the neutral shoe with these bright pants- you look amazing!
    http://everydaymomstyle.wordpress.com

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  20. love the red with tan - the accessories really pull it together! this is where I have a hard time - I never seem to have the right accessories to complete the look.

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  21. PERFECT interpretation of the trend. Love the red jeans with nude shoes. Looks great!

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  22. I love it! Red pants are definitely on my fall wish list.

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  23. I think these are the BRIGHTEST red pants I've seen in the EBEW collection. I like your cautious approach to styling them for the first time.

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  24. I feel ya on the trend shopping. When I see an item that I want because it is a trend, I tend to wait it out. If I am face to face with a must buy at a thrift store on the other hand, that's a little harder.

    I love your approachably styled outfit. Red jeans are the best. You will find that you can wear them with everything!

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  25. I LOVE your red pants! they are DARLING. OH how i need some! after this post i really need some!!
    the whole outfit is styled just perfectly!
    you look great!

    Cami
    www.allthingslovelyblog.com

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  26. Can I steal this outfit?? :) Those red pants look awesome! I must get a pair...and $34 at Old Navy sounds just right!
    - Emily at twogirlstwofriends

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  27. I love them with the wide belt!

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  28. Definitely approachable and adorable! Love the red denim. ;)

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  29. So flippin' cuuuuute! I need now, yes, please:)

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  30. i LOVE your red pants so much!!!

    xoxo
    Jenna Duty

    www.thedutyfamily.blogspot.com

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  31. You hit the nail on the head regarding approachable style. This outfit is so classy and chic - I love it!

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  32. you are four flights of CAYUTE!!! Love your pants...
    xoxo
    I am your newest follower...

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  33. please tell me you bought that domain name. it's perfect!!!!!!!!!!

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