Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Hot Pants of 2012

Coloured denim is one of the hottest trends this season. The bolder the brights and softer the pastels the better! These pants are out to make statement, so break out of the blue jean habit and jump into a pair of coloured pants. This trend is sure to follow us right into the fall as well, with rich colours and jewel tones dominating the lower half. I’ve complied a few tips and tricks to make this trend easier to pull off and embrace!  

The easiest and most flawless way to wear coloured denim is to pair it with neutrals. Try a chambray shirt, or a silk white blouse over your pastel cropped jeans. Throw on a pair of wedges in a brown; add a belt and some fun jewels and you’re good to go. Blacks, browns and whites are easy with any pastel coloured pants. They’ll make your pants pop without being too bold. Watch out for pumpkin or bumblebee syndrome when wearing bold colours with black. Avoid pairing black with orange and yellow, and shoot for a brown or cream instead. Bold pants can lead to simple elegance with a pair of ballet flats and a crisp white button down. 

Colour blocking your bright pants is another great way to embrace the trend this season. Colour blocking is the art of pairing solid coloured, bright pieces together. It can be bold and attention grabbing with coloured pants but it’s the trend to master this season. The key is to find a theme, whether it be brights or pastels. Once you decide which way to go, embrace it and run with it. If you’ve got a royal blue jean, try a fuchsia top with turquoise accessories and if you’re really daring try a coloured shoe too! One of my favourite colour combinations is turquoise and coral. So rich and summery, it’s the perfect combination for this season
Pulling off one colour head to toe can be tricky and intimidating, but it’s been done! To do it well, make sure all of the shades you plan on wearing are identical! A pale pink top and a hot pink pair of pants will not make a statement. However, a hot pink top and pants can make a serious fashion statement. 

Another option to pair with your pants is to try a print! Leopard print looks great against a bold red. Nautical stripes look great with turquoise or pastel purple. Polka dots are really popular this season so try using this against pastel or bright pants. 

If you’re embracing the coloured pant trend, try a pattered pair! There are floral pants on the market right now that are the perfect summer in New Brunswick addition to your closet. Keep the accessories and pairings neutral with a patterned pant. Let the patterned pants do the talking! They’re fun for a Saturday filled with market shopping or great for a night out with the girls, and they’re sure to get you noticed!

*This article was printed in KV Style on June 22, 2012 and written by Kiera.

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