Who doesn’t like to be comfortable? I know I do. Today we are looking at a trend that is fun and comfortable but may not be for everyone. The harem pant or what some are calling slouchy pants and what Free People refer to as the “lounge pant” is a popular on going trend. Perhaps it is a response to a decade of wearing skinny jeans, or the the desire to change up one’s silhouette from time to time, or the desire to be comfortable but the harem pant or relaxed fit pant is now a fashion forward option. Much like other on the edge trends, the harem pant can go wrong, what Zac Posen likes to call poopy pants. So when looking for a harem or looser fitting pant remember less is more. It is probably best not to go over board with the draping and make sure the dropped crotch is not too low, especially if you are on the shorter side. If you are worried about the excess fabric on the hips look for a straighter more streamlined cut. The trousers in the first photo are loose and have a relaxed fit and do taper in at the ankle, but it is very subtle so it keeps the look more streamlined. If you are short and want to wear harem pants you should definitely wear them with heals. In fact, to me, all slouchy pants are just begging to be worn with heels. I chose three looks to express how the harem pant could be worn in different ways, and note they are all include heels.
The first look is from the blogger Ivania Carpio of the blog Love and Aesthetics, of the three looks this one is the most sophisticated and I could see this being worn to Fashion Week. I love the subtle tone on tone palette and the over all minimalism of the look. The second look is more casual with a free spirited edgy boho vibe to it, perfect for grabbing a latte and doing a bit of shopping on a lazy Saturday. And the last look is the most main stream. It actually incorporates two trends: the crop top and the harem pant. What makes this look work is the neutral colors, the high waist of the pant and oversized boho bag. If the same look was done in pastels with a lower waist and a tiny bag well…I don’t think I need to elaborate. You get the idea. I personally love the the slouchy/harem pant trend. They were featured quite a bit in last weeks Chloe Look Book Friday. These looks are certainly more edgy and they may not be for everyone and granted for some of these pants it is best to tall and skinny. But everyone can wear a loser, more relaxed fit trouser. Just remember: heels and a great bag!