Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Playing it Safe

As you might recall, I recently spent the day with my Mom in Raleigh to celebrate her birthday.  We spent most of our time in Anthropologie and left the store with some really great finds!  We were both excited to cross Fall-colored skinnies off my wishlist (thanks, Mom!) and for my first time wearing colored pants, I'm playing it safe:
Anthropologie corduroy skinny pants - gift from Mom
Paul&Joe denim button-down - FC ($7.50)
Embroidered boots - Xmas gift from BF
Vintage belt - thrifted, BB ($2)
Anthropologie purse - Xmas gift from Mom
Scarf - (old); Multi friendship bracelets & cuff

About my outfit:  It can be daunting for a first-timer to create an outfit around bright (orange) pants.  I decided to play it safe this time by pairing these corduroy-skinny-legging-pants with my denim button down.  I added in some neutrals with my favorite comfy boots and kept some waist definition by belting the top.  To tie everything together, I finished the look off with a colorful earth-toned scarf, wrist candy, and another fabulous Anthro-find: my recycled-materials purse.

Since then, I've come up with some more great ideas about other ways to style these pants - can't wait to try them out and share with you all!  But until then...

How do you style brightly colored pants and/or jeans?
What are some other ideas of how you would wear this pair??


Oh, and if you were wondering what my Mom got (since it was her birthday, after all), 
this would be my favorite purchase of hers (from the SALE room!):
Pansy Corset Trench - Anthropologie.comPansy Corset Trench - Anthropologie.com

13 comments:

Style Journey said...

Yah for colored pants! These would look great with a peach top, mustard, or cobalt blue. With colored bottoms, they are a great starting point for colorblocking. The more color, the better! But...the denim shirt looks awesome too :)

The Closet Shopper said...

Super cool colored pants. I think you styled them great. Denim shirts are a way I've also styled colored pants and jeans. Today, I'm wearing red jeans with a heather grey sweatshirt and super high ankle boots. But I've worn them several other ways too. I would love to have the courage to color block them. Like a bright pink shirt with the red jeans? Maybe I can work up the courage soon.

Thank you for your VERY sweet comment today.

xoxo,
Tracy

Mangotatoes said...

thanks for the lovely comment! I actually got the shirt from a girl in my presentation group who MADE IT, it's amazing, she apparently has a steam press and fonts at her house so she DIY'd them ;]

mango

mangotatoes.blogspot.com

Juggling Chic said...

I seriously need to buy some colored pants! Those look great!!!

Natasha said...

Those boots are so cute!!! I wish I could find some that perfect :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Playing it safe never looked so good! I am loving the colour of those pants and your boots are so funky! I love the jacket your Mum got-the detailing and patterns are beautiful! P.S. I should be getting my Elegantees shirt soon so we should do a post together :)

EverydayMomStyle said...

You call that safe?! Wow! I'd love to see you take a risk! I think you look amazing, and love all the textures in your outfit- the scarf, the belt, the boots! Cool!

Ashley said...

I am dying to get my hands on a pair of colored pants/jeans! Love your style girl! I'm glad I stumbled across your blog:]

xo Ashley
http://abadasher.blogspot.com/

K. said...

Oh, you have so lovely blog! I really-really love it :) You outfits are very nice :).

If you like my blog too, we should follow each other -
http://foirfeacht.blogspot.com

Mongs said...

I love the earthly tones of this outfit, very boho chic, the scarf and boots are lovely and matching too!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Annie L said...

Amanda, I agree we are totally style sisters! I have had rust cords on my list all fall, but never tracked any down. This outfit is adorable, love the belted chambray shirt and the boots.
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

The Jones said...

Hoorah for these darling pants! Love the colour...and esp the way you styled them, they look so classic and comfy with chambray and a lush scarf. Following your blog...and so glad I found another petite, stylish, fun lady to be blogger friends with! Stop by and say hello :)

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Love this outfit Amanda! Those cords are too perfect :)

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