Summer is here and I love styling looks that are playful, that's why I'm embracing summer palazzo pants. I took them on a recent trip to Marseille and they were an absolute hit in France.
And since I'm a word geek (an amateur etymologist), I did a little search about the pant. In Italian, Palazzo means a large, splendid palace or building. Palazzo pants are trousers with very wide legs. The relation is that like the pants, a Palazzo is a large, splendid area.
Shopping Local for Palazzo Pants
While I love internet shopping, there's nothing like touching and feeling clothes and using a good old-fashioned dressing room. A few months ago, I found myself with an extra 45 minutes before a parent-teacher meeting in Brooklyn. I considered it a "shopportunity."
If you haven't been shopping in a small boutique, I highly recommend it. Unlike a mall shop that is all one brand, boutiques specialize in finding smaller designers.
I'd never heard of the designer and that's the point. I can't easily google them and find them on Amazon. Shopping small can be quite fun and rewarding.
Embracing Summer Palazzo Pants
I love Palazzo Pants for many reason. They are cool and chic and quite practical. This style gives you the freedom of movement of pants with the pulled-together feel of a skirt.
This easy outfit is perfect for a dinner out or for going to see museums in Rome (they would have been perfect for my family trip back on 2013).
How I Styled the Palazzo Pants
Since the pants have a lot going on, I kept the styling simple with a fitted tank top. You could just as easily add a t-shirt, the key is keeping the top fitted to balance out the volume of the pant. A flowy top and a flowy bottom would be too much fabric and overpower your figure.
Accessorizing Summer Outfits
While this outfit would be fantastic with a heel, I choose a flat black sandal. This Cousins sandal is a classic to add to your closet. I have had this pair for a few years and they are constantly coming out to support my favorite outfits.
I kept the jewelry very simple and added a pair of gold earrings with a bit of length to them. That's it.
Now tell me, how would you style this look? Would you try on the Palazzo Pant style?
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