Friday night saw Hubby and I attend Desiree’s studio open night. A celebration of all she has achieved and all she has planned. YAY. Hubby was home late so we grabbed some photos on the roof of the building in the car park before heading down. The light was already dropping. I wish the photos worked out better because this outfit, these pants, that necklace deserve the best. But these things happen.

Black and white are one of my all time favourite colour combinations. All black, even better. IT’s just so classic. So simple. So chic. Something that is very this season is printed pants. Wide fit, harem pants {peg pants, genie pants, whatever}. I’ve had these babies at home for a while now and was waiting for the right occasion to wear them. Something fun and funky. Somewhere that was the perfect combination of casual and dressy. I’m glad to have found one.

So in celebrating all things black and white I have somehow made this all about the pants. Ha. As usual, way off topic. So to compensate you for the outlandish deviation from all things monochrome I’ve included my top tips for wearing harem/peg pants below. You’re welcome. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask them. Me and patterned pants are like besties.

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My top tips for wearing patterned peg or harem pants are;

  • Get the fit around you waist and stomach right and the rest will follow.
  • Wear with a slim fit top either tucked in or longer towards the hips.
  • Add a wedge if you’re feeling a little short in the leg from all that print action.
  • Or alternatively cuff the bottom of the pant to expose MORE ankle.
  • Feeling a little self-conscious? Add a long line shirt or fitted blazer for a more polished, deliberate look.
  • Start with a simple print or cut and go from there. You’ll be in mad geometric or floral prints before you know it.

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T-shirt – Kmart
Geo Print Jersey Peg Pants – ASOS Curve
Waves of Colour Necklace – TS 14+
Clutch – Kmart
Shoes – Target Australia {gifted}

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  • Great look! B&W is a combination that never fails. I´m still crossing my fingers to find a pair of those pants in my size -I´m sure we´ll be besties too.

    • Thank you. And you’re right, it never, ever fails! Keep your eyes peeled, they’re everywhere at the moment.

  • Anne

    Giiirrrrlllll those pants are hot! And that purse is blazing! Love it 🙂

  • SpiikerKat

    You look awesome! loving those pants, and the shoes…and the necklace too – whole outfit is fab!

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  • flashionaffair

    you sure are getting a heck of a lot of wear out of those shoes! love the outfit!

    • I AM! I need them in a dozen different colours. Seriously. Maybe if I beg Target nicely. 😉

  • OOO the pattern on those pants is awesome!

  • Sparkles and Lace

    You totally rock these pants!! I have never found one with a good fit so far but I will keep on looking!

    • Thank you! Yeah, keep looking. Try sizing up or down too. I find that helps with the fit sometimes. x

  • Marie

    I finally bought those wedges today. Very happy 😀 I’ve been eyeing them since your first post.

  • yELLE

    OMG, Where has that clutch been all my life?!

    A very fun outfit with great tips for patterned pants!

  • Jocelyn Brewer

    I bow down to the queen of the harem pant! Those shoes are fierce and I love the pop of colour with the necklace.

    • Baahaha. Thanks Jocelyn. Yes, they’re KILLER! These shoes have served me well, if only they had them in every single colour. I’m sure you recognise the necklace. 😉

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