Polarizing Palazzo Pants and How to Wear Them, if You Dare

My #1 blog rule has always been only to feature items that I wear, use and love in my own life.

Just call me a rule breaker today because I’m posting about something that I don’t wear.

One of the most hotly debated topics among GYPO readers has been palazzo pants.  There has been no piece of clothing more polarizing – you either love them or hate them.  There’s no middle ground in the great palazzo pants debate.

I’ve fallen into the camp of not giving them a chance but I also pride myself on getting out of my comfort zone.

So, for the purposes of today’s post, I challenged myself to dig up ways that I could actually see myself wearing them.  Here are five of my favorite ways to style palazzo pants.

1.  Palazzo pants with a slouchy top and flats.

These pants are a nice alternative to boyfriend jeans.  You still get the slouchy factor but the pattern adds more interest to the outfit than denim would.

2.  Palazzo pants with a t-shirt and statement necklace.

how-to-wear-palazzo-pants-2Add a statement necklace to make palazzo pants into a super comfy date night appropriate look.

3.  Palazzo pants with a tank, blazer and heels.

how-to-wear-palazzo-pants-3Palazzo pants for the office?  Why not when you can make them look this cute and professional.  Just top with a tank, blazer and matching accessories.  Add heels to make legs look a mile long.

4.  Palazzo pants with a denim shirt.How-to-wear-jogger-pants

In all fairness, these pants taper at the ankle so they aren’t a true palazzo pant, but they make a great alternative to skinny jeans.  The black and white graphic pattern is perfectly paired with a chambray button down, neutral sandals and a bright tote.

5.  Palazzo pants with a tank and sandals.

how-to-wear-palazzo-pants-5If I bring myself to wear them this summer, I can definitely see them paired up like this.  A simple white tank, coordinating accessories and sandals – now that’s my style!

Fit Advice:  For a longer silhouette, chose a pair with a vertical pattern as opposed to horizontal.  Pair them with heels to make legs appear longer.  If your pair is really flowy or wide, wear them with a more fitted top to balance out the proportions.

It’s Your Turn:  Which side do you fall on in the great palazzo debate?  What’s your favorite way to style them?


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