Due to my hectic schedule and my current physical condition (unfortunately, I am still not feeling well so it’s been hard for me to make the time to blog), but I wanted to share a current outfit showcasing the new love of my life: bright red pants.
And yes, they have stirrups on the bottom if you haven’t already noticed. (I will be talking about this in more detail, don’t you worry)! ;)
About This Outfit:
[The Outfit]: I am wearing a black tube top from Bebe Sport. This is a basic layering piece. I honestly don’t even wear it all that often but it’s classic and I love the fit.
Over the tube top, I am wearing a cropped black shrug from Forever 21. I can’t get over how much I wear this shrug. I love shrugs and I love cropped tops, so it should come as no surprise as to how this piece is a wardrobe staple of mine.
The red pants (they definitely are vintage) I purchased about a month ago when I went to the new Beacon’s Closet in Manhattan. This has been the best fashion purchase I have made for the entire year (hands down)! Since the beginning of the fall season, I have really been hunting for a hot pair of skinny red pants. I nearly died when I found them and then when I tried them on to find they fit my body PERFECTLY I was beyond ecstatic!!! (For me, vintage is so hit or miss in terms of the sizing).
[FYI I almost splurged on a pair of red skinny jeans from Guess when I was checking them out at Bloomingdales back in September. However, they didn't have my size so I couldn't even see how they would look and in the back of my mind, I couldn't justify paying full price on a pair of red jeans because of the practicality of them. (It's not like I could wear red jeans to the supermarket...although I would truly wear red pants anywhere). A few weeks later, I found these red pants, so I guess it was a sign when they did not have it in my size in the Guess red jeans I initially was looking at!]
The shoes are BCBG. They are a black suede with a pointed toe. I love these shoes and have had them for a few years now.
[Where to wear this outfit]: I guess you could say this was a day to night type of look. I have been wearing red pants a lot when I go out. They’re also great this time of year to wear for the holidays.
- I kept my makeup pretty soft since the pants are definitely the focal point of the look. Personally, I think adding red to the lips or any other traces of red would just make it too matchy-match and essentially ruin the overall styling. It would then start to look tasteless in my opinion.
- I prefer to match bright colors with neutrals. In this case, the red is paired with black. You can’t go wrong pairing anything with black. They also contrast beautifully and are in total style harmony.
[Styling Confession]: I’ve already worn these pants a handful of times and although red pants are a current trend, I think they are so classic, that I will be wearing red pants for many years to come! They are so sharp and stylish.
Red pants don't only add a sense of flashiness but also complete any look with confidence. Be prepared to make a grand entrance with a pair of red pants!
I mainly wanted to focus on the fact that these pants are not just pants, they have STIRRUPS on the bottom! I talk about my obsession with stirrups all the time, so the fact that these pants have stirrups just makes it styling perfection!
I’m sure many people are wondering why I love stirrups (“isn’t that trend so outdated Meli?”)…the last time I remember really rocking stirrups was back in the 90′s during my childhood. Everyone had stirrups. I actually didn’t really appreciate them at the time or think they were that cool (mainly because I didn’t understand them!), but that’s all people wore at that time! (Does anyone remember that?)
[Fashion for Thought]: It’s funny to think that today the cool kids rock jeggings, but back in my day we were rocking funky printed stirrup leggings. Oh how fashion times have changed?!
Anyhow…moving far, far away from the 90′s, I fully appreciate stirrups because they visually elongate the legs (versus a regular pant hem that cuts right at the ankle). I’m pretty short to begin with (5’1″ to be exact), so anything to add visual length is going to be a huge styling plus in my opinion. I also just LOVE the way they look tucked away in a pair of heels as shown in the photo on the left.
[Thanks for viewing! Thoughts?]