three ways to style wide-leg pants (aka sorry i’m hyper)

Happy Thursday, Magical Creatures!

For some reason, mother nature has decided that Muncie is not worthy of a warm, sunny May.

It has been rainy-and-cold with the exception of the occasional sunny-and-cold day.

As a result of this anomaly, getting dressed has been….challenging. In anticipation of the impending beauty that is summer, I’ve been dreaming about breezy dresses and slides, but have had to adjust my fashion expectations.

Luckily, I’ve found the perfect remedy to my chilly May blues: WIDE LEG PANTS.

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Specifically, these Gap wide-leg crop trousers.

Wide leg pants are all over the place right now, and I honestly never thought it would be a trend I’d get into. Once I tried a pair on, however, I was sold. Literally, because I bought them. Evidence: this post.

These pants, subtly different from flared jeans, are super high-rise and are fitted through the midsection, beginning to flare at the top of the thigh.

I was a little confused at first as far as styling goes because these pants are just…a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I love them, but they seem like a super bold statement (especially when you live in Muncie, IN).

But good news, magical creatures, the world is wide enough for both wide leg pants and me.

After a bit of work and experimentation with different outfits, I found tons of ways to style them. They are surprisingly versatile, like chameleon pants.

Mandy Underwood and I ventured out to the chilliest and windiest alleys in downtown Muncie to show you a few ways that I like to wear these beauties. Despite the cold, she managed to take some incredibly amazing photos and I would like to thank her publicly for all the work she does to help me. Wow.

Here are three different looks you can try when styling wide leg pants.

1. cute + flirty

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For this look, I tapped into my girly side. I feel like these pants don’t exactly scream feminine, so I was pleasantly surprised after putting this outfit together. For my top, I have a cold shoulder ribbed tank from American Eagle, because discount. Those ruffles, though, am I right?

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Also, these blush block heels from Kohl’s are giving me life. If you want to try a girly look, pair your wide leg pants with light colors and simple statement pieces.

2. classic + edgy

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In this outfit, I went with some classic black pieces, really letting these pants be the star. I paired this outfit with a sleeveless turtleneck and some ancient black slip ons from Nordstrom Rack. I added a little edge with a silver choker and some angular cat-eye sunnies.

3. fun + comfy

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If y’all know me, you know I love to be casual. This is probably my favorite of the three looks, just because of how comfy and fun it was to wear. Paired with one of my infinite bowie tees and sneakers, this is a look I would seriously wear every day for the rest of my life. I accessorized with a little bandana, just for fun.

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I was legitimately looking at buying Adidas Superstars for $80 when I found these babies at T.J. Maxx for $14.99. That is a true story. I know they don’t have the stripes, but they totally give the same vibe which is all I care about.

You can tell that I love this outfit because half of the pictures of me wearing it look like this:

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And this:

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And I’m only silly when I’m happy, therefore, this outfit. Love.
Well, magical creatures, my La Croix is running dry so it must be time to wrap this little post up.

What do you guys think of wide leg pants? Cool? Fun? Weird? Too much? I’m crazy?

Let me know in the comments.

Glitter and Rainbows,

The Girlicorn

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