Recently I posted about Palazzo pants and how they’re the big new thing this summer. When I was in Florida during March break I saw dozens of women wearing them, so I knew they’d find their way up north sooner or later.
I wanted to buy a pair of Palazzo pants because they seemed like a great fit for my casual lifestyle, but I was ready to pass on this trend if I couldn’t find just the right ones. Then I came across these at Nordstrom. They’re from Joie, one of my new favorite brands. I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous indigo color and exotic ikat print, and I had to try them on. I also noticed that there was a top in matching fabric, so I decided to try them both.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this pairing would look -so much print- very busy. Would I look huge, or just too loud? A lot of gals might wear these palazzo pants on their own, with a silky white or blue top, which is safe. However, I decided I wanted to go for the whole enchilada.
As soon as I slipped on these silky, wide legs pants, I felt like a million bucks! They are very soft and flowy, and they swish around when I walk.
I’ve fallen in love with the top-to-toe boho pattern, which almost makes the outfit look like a jumpsuit. We have a pool, and I think this is the perfect outfit to wear when I’m entertaining company on the weekend.
Did you notice the jewelry I added to the outfit? There’s a long pendant necklace from Coach that my kids gave me for my birthday, and a gorgeous gold cuff I’ve had for years. I also pulled out some dangly hoops to wear in keeping with the haute hippie vibe.
This is an outfit that I know will also be fabulous for traveling this summer becauseI can it up and toss it in my suitcase. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t wrinkle. Easy peasy!
Now you may be thinking, how can you possibly wear this if you are on the short or heavy side? I hear you, but you know what?…just find the highest, chunky heels you can, and go for it. That’s what I did. I got some wide strap sandals with a sexy, gold heel and they made my legs look miles long. That’s the key when you wear pants like this.
The heels are going to take a little getting used to. I haven’t worn heels in a while, but heck, they’re not bad at all, and they’re so darn worth it when they make you look and feel good.
I enjoy feeling glam, and this outfit does the trick. Have you bought a pair of Palazzo pants yet? What are you waiting for? Have some fun!