Pastel pants are remarkably versatile. It is important to remember that when looking at the light pink pants hanging in your closet. Instead of chalking that purchase up to an unfortunate shopping error, take
a look at the potential in a pair of pastel pants. In other words, you really can wear pastel without channeling a retiree or golf champion.
You really cannot go wrong with black. Pair your pastel pants with a casual black tank and a fitted black jacket for a surprisingly fresh look. The contrast is not only appropriate, but black gives sugary sweet pastels a little stability. Adding black ballet flats and a simple piece of jewelry is an elegant way to finish this look.
Another way to wear pastel pants is to fully embrace the color. If you have a pair of light peach pants, like these DKNY Soho Skinny Crop pants, add more shades of orange to create a monochromatic look. Using the rule of three, start with the light pants and then add an orange t-shirt. Finish the citrus look with neon orange belt. If you are starting with light pink pants, you can add fuchsia or even shades of red to keep the theme going.
To really avoid the retiree or golf pro connotation associated with pastel pants, you can add tough combat boots or a military-inspired top. The juxtaposition creates a great contrast in both color and style.
Light colored pants can handle neon brights with ease. A loose, cropped t-shirt or mesh shirt over a neon tank will turn the spotlight on you. For example, try this long-sleeved mesh sweatshirt-style top by Guess. Add simple canvas tennis shoes to complete the look, unless you want to continue the 80s theme with a pile of funky bracelets.
Depending upon your personality, you may be able to pull off a kitschy look just for fun. Light pink pants paired with cat eye sunglasses and a sweater set could be just right. Make the look yours with stylish shoes and a confident attitude! Think rockabilly/pin-up girl when putting the look together.
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