How to Wear Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants have made several appearances throughout the decades of fashion history. In the 30’s and 40’s, style icons such as Katherine Hepburn rocked the wide leg trouser, which was unprecedented in that era.

Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Then in the 60’s and 70’s, the hippie nation brought the full on palazzo pant into vogue. I know these pants also made an appearance in the 80’s and 90’s, however brief the moment, but the wide leg palazzo pant is definitely back for 2013/2014.

70s Palazzo Pants
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In today’s fashion world the only rule is: there is no rule.  No longer does just one trend outweigh the rest. You have the freedom to choose which decade you want to reference and to mix and match various trends to complete your look. Fashion is about how you choose to express yourself – so don’t be afraid to try out different trends!

The palazzo pant may seem a bit intimidating if you are used to wearing your skinny jeans, but it really isn’t that hard to style these wide leg pants. Plus, they are so comfortable, how could your turn them down!?

You have a couple of options when styling palazzo pants. Because the legs of these pants are so full, it’s good to balance them with a more fitted top, or at least to tuck in a blouse to show off your waist and help balance your figure.Navy Palazzo Pants Outfit

The straight/slouchy silhouette is also in right now, so you could choose to play up the volume by wearing a boxy sweater with the pants.

How to wear palazzo pants with a sweater
Tribal Palazzo Pants, Mine Sweater (available in select Glik’s stores)

How to wear palazzo pants with a sweater

The most simple solution to wearing palazzo pants is to wear a solid colored, fitted t-shirt (short-sleeve, long-sleeve, or 3/4 sleeve) tucked in and layer with jewelry or a scarf. Simple, but the complete look will be absolutely stunning.

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