When I Mad Hunted palazzo pants and ended up owning six lovely pairs – go eBay! – I didn’t think I’d have issues styling them. After all, I wouldn’t have Mad Hunted them otherwise if I’d not had plans for them. I was even thinking of doing an entire themed week around them.
The best laid plans of mice and men…
This pair proved particularly problematic because of the pattern and the colors. The pattern is so bold that it practically demanded the top be as simple as possible. And the multiple colors aroused the ADD in me and made it difficult for me to decide which one to highlight. Finally, the dramatic cut of the pant limited the type of top necessary for a pleasing aesthetic.
Lucky for me, I have Anne as my fashion wingwoman. And this week, she’s hosting a Yellow Fever party. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Yellow top it is. And as fortune would have it, I had emptied out my haphazard tanks/tees organization cube and rolled them up nicely into easily-identifiable rows in an underbed storage bin. So I discovered I owned a yellow tank top and immediately yanked it out as a base.
The completer piece was a no-brainer after that. This yellow blazer is from F21, as is the tank, and we all know my thoughts on buying from the same store/label: doing so ensures that any one item will go with any other item, regardless of how many seasons old one is from the other. Bonus points to the blazer for having three-quarter length sleeves and a cropped silhouette; the shorter lines prevent my being overwhelmed by too much fabric.
My neck felt a bit exposed, but there was no way I was gonna mess with a statement necklace when wearing those gyrating pants. So I opted for the simple silver initial necklace my kiddos got me for Christmas (their attempt at getting me a monogram necklace; clearly, I needed to show exemplars of what an actual monogram is).
Huh. Will you look at that. When all is said and done, it wasn’t too difficult after all.
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