Steal Her Style has been reincarnated and here we are! Recreating a look I’ve found on my interwebs travels for those of you playing at home. For this series I’m hoping to include a range of size options, I know not everyone that reads this blog is a plus size shopper. So while it will be predominately plus size, I plan to throw in an option or two for our not so plus friends. Should be fun, right? Let’s get started with this week’s topic, Harem Pants for Summer.

If you read this blog even occasionally, you will know what a big fan I am of the harem pant. Patterned or plain, count me in! So how do you wear this style in summer {when the chances are throwing on a blazer isn’t an option} without looking like you went outside in your pyjamas? I trawled all across the world-wide web and I put together some ideas for you.

Casual cool.

Simply team a fitted singlet or tank top with the pant. Tuck it in or don’t. Whatever suits you . A long necklace like the one shown will help to, then add a belt. I personally love the belted look. For summer I would perhaps ditch the boots and add an ankle strap or gladiator sandal. Finish with a boho bag, big sunnies and a messy up-do and you’re set. Done and done.

harem pants for summer

{image source}

Dressing it up.

To dress the harem pant for summer nights or even the office, choose a more sturdy material with a tailored look. Something with structure and tailoring will dress them up where additional layers would normally suffice. Add a sheer top like the one below; tuck or half tuck are your only options here. Anything untucked will not give the dressy vibe. The reveal of the ankle is essential here, so are the ankle strap heels. They add sophistication. Blow-dry your hair, add a chunky chain at your neck and wrist, a shiny watch and an oversized clutch and you are good to go.

Harem Pants

{image source}

Overcoming the objections.

  • Need to elongate the leg? cuff the pants or pull them up as high as they go {high-waisted, not Harry high pants}, tuck in your shirt or add a wedge or heel to your shoes.
  • Can’t wear heels? Cuff the pants at the ankle to reveal a good portion of ankle. Avoid ankle straps in this case unless you were set on some killer gladiator sandals and consider a more formal hair style {a braid or high bun} to add the ‘dressed up’ factor that the heels bring.
  • Can I wear it with a big butt? Well yes indeedie you can. Look for a pair of pants that fit you well. Look for them to cut in at your ankles and waist and really define these areas. And short version, if you’ve got it lady, flaunt it.

Shop the style.

shop the style harem peg genie pants

1. Plain Woven Pants {AU 14 – 26} 2. Structured Peg Pant {AU 14 – 20} 3. Solid Slouch Pant {AU 14 – 26}
4. Loose Fit Pant {AU 4 – 18} 5. Chambray Harem Pant {AU 14-20} 6. Textured Peg Pants {AU 4 – 18}

Chief Blogger at Suger Coat It; An Australian lifestyle blog for women who work for themselves. Melissa is a social media consultant & lover of stripes. Most weekends you’ll find her at the beach or home on the veranda kicking back. Around here, they call her Suger. Feel free to do the same.