Normally, slouchy pants that look more like sweatpants would make us cringe. The just-rolled-out-of-bed-in-my-sweatpants look just doesn’t fit everyone. But occasionally, the frumpy vibe of the slouchy pants manages to impress us.
A case in point is Julianne Hough’s outfit:
Julianne Hough to lunch with friends in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, on January 21, 2014
The 25-year-old singer and actress went out for lunch wearing a slouchy, almost harem-like, pair of pants from Helmut Lang with an asymmetrical crotch. But rather than repel us, her outfit made us think she really has a keen eye for fashion. She made it look stylish and cool in three steps!
Step 1: She wore a fitted sweater to balance out the slouchiness of the pants. A baggy top plus a baggy pair of pants can easily equate to ugly frumpy style. That’s a definite no-no. But to make it work, chuck the baggy top and replace it with something more fitted for a more figure-flattering silhouette.
Step 2: She wore a pair of animal-printed flats. Fuss-free flats are the key to giving the pants a cool vibe. The animalistic print also breaks off the monotony of the solid-colored pieces in the outfit.
Step 3: She punctuated the look with a pair of mirrored sunglasses. We reckon any large-framed pair of sunnies will work, but the mirrored ones seem to amp up the style meter of this look.
How easy was that? Anyone can try the singer’s look and pull it off quite stupendously. In fact, we insist you copy this look the next time you go out and have a nice lunch out with your friends. Below are some coordinates to get you started.
Faith Connexion Loose Pants, $286
Comme Des Garçons Cashmere Sweater, $671.25
Saint Laurent Leopard-Print Slipper, $430.62
Ray-Ban Flash Lens Matte Aviator Sunglasses, $160
Rachael Ruddick Le Trop Bag, $390
Vince Wrap Seam Leather Pants, $1,085
Ralph Lauren Black Label Roll Neck Sweater, $375.03
Avec Moderation Giraffe-Print Loafers, $217.80
Ray-Ban Mirrored Original Aviator Sunglasses, $160
ONE by Modern Vice Sophia Buckled Accordion Shoulder Bag, $345
Helmut Lang Tailored Trousers, $250.18
Agnona Ribbed Sweater, $652.25
Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed Loafers, $228.36
Oliver Peoples Eyewear Benedict Mirrored Photochromic Sunglasses, $410
3.1 Phillip Lim Small Ryder Satchel, $895
What do you think, ladies? Care to try Julianne Hough’s ensemble?
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