Hello everyone! This is the first post of two with these pants, and two slightly different ways to style them. I hope you find it helpful since some trends can be easy to pass up.
One trend I borrowed from here was a little bit of pattern mixing. Stripes are great for pattern mixing (stripes and floral, stripes and dots). It is even easier when your patterns and stripes are black and white. I am not the most experienced at pattern mixing so using something smaller, like a clutch, is a good way to ease into it. This tee was from GAP last fall and I really wish they still had it because it is perfect. I found a few similar ones and have linked them below but I am hoping GAP brings something similar back. A striped tee with these pants makes the look more casual but still put together. (Which is funny since these pants feel like pajamas!) A very comfortable outfit can be stylish too. Just make sure you balance these pants out with a looser fitting shirt for this casual feel. One thing I pay attention to is the shoes. Some flats with these pants just make me think of a genie and I just can't get past it haha. Heels are an easy way to dress it up but sandals can look cute too. This look also includes basics that are great to have in your wardrobe for a variety of everyday looks. I love that it can easily be adapted to your own personal style and what you like wearing.
Now you know how to style those pants you never knew you needed!
Thanks for reading!
Similar items to this look
HM (under $15): http://www.hm.com/us/product/26327?article=26327-L&cm_mmc=pla-_-us-_-ladies_tops_long_sleeved-_-26327&gclid=CLPmsuTUisUCFQGUaQodYRcAcw (this one is long -sleeve but a similar look)
Sheinside: (under $15): http://www.sheinside.com/White-Black-Striped-Loose-T-Shirt-p-158376-cat-1738.html?url_from=platee140107500&gclid=CLzIk8DWisUCFQwtaQodqQ4AeA (longer sleeves also)
Black Harem Pants/ Joggers:
Rue 21 (under $25): http://www.rue21.com/store/jump/product/Black-Front-Tie-Harem-Pant/0910-000279-0009310
ASOS (under $50): http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Tailored-Pant-with-Ankle-Detail/139ga3/?iid=3989583&istCompanyId=467dd896-9a62-42c_campaign=&cvosrc=ppc.google.80985785004&network=g&mobile=&search=1&content=&creative=60626525665&
Black and White Clutch:
ASOS: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Spotty-Clutch-Bag/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4904404&cid=11305&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black+%26+white&totalstyles=251&gridsize=3 (this one is dots instead)
DSW ($50!) exact: http://www.dsw.com/shoe/bcbg%20paris%20gaminkha%20patent%20pump%3FprodId=289473&CAWELAID=120167280000446050&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=120167280000820737&cadevice=c&cm_mmc=CSE-_-GPS-_-SC_Shoes-_-Dress%20Shoes