How to Style Harem Pants

February 22, 2018

How to Style Harem Pants

From Halle Berry to Jennifer Lopez, all your favorite celebrities are rocking harem pants in style. These comfy hippie essentials are no longer reserved for workouts and casual day outs - they can be edgy, daring, and chic when need be.

Here are some top ways on how to style and wear harem pants :

Everyday Essential

Once you get a cozy pair of harem pants, you can never go back. These are essential for rocking a casual, laid back everyday look. Get them in solid colors or add a dash of peacock print to your outfit, you will not be disappointed with how luxurious they feel.

Tops - For casual outfits, style your harem pants with a basic tee or a simple tank top. Since harem pants come in gorgeous prints and styles, you need the focus of your outfit to be the pants and not overwhelm the eye with too many prints. Go for neutral colors like black, white, beige, or pastels in solid colors.

Accessories - Where you can let your styling shine through in casual outfits is your accessories.

Pick minimalist statement pieces - like a necklace with a drop bar pendant or stud earrings. You can also go for mala bracelets and stack bracelets to add a contemporary touch to your look. Depending on your personal style, a fringe bag can uplift your look and you can also style your harem pants with a simple crossbody clutch.

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Festival Chic

If you haven't tried the hippie way of styling your harem pants, you're missing out on a comfy and chic outfit day. Especially on a fest when you need to be as comfortable as you can without compromising on style, harem pants can save the day.

Tops - Festivals are all about letting your real style and personality shine through. The tops you pick should compliment your harem pants in print or style. A simple crochet top is perfect for coachella because it lets you pick a variety of accessories. You can team it up with a long kimono shrug with colorful hippie prints that will turn up the volume on your outfit.

Accessories - Apart from various types of bracelets for uplifting your general festival vibe, the best accessories for festivals like Coachella are flash tattoos. Wear them all over your arms, on your neck and clavicle, midriff, and even your feet and hands. Gold metallic flash tattoos are a festival essential and they tie together the hippie spirit of your harem pants attire.


Beach Vibes

With the rolled up pant style being at an all time high, there's no better time to wear harem pants to the beach than this. Peppy prints and cool fabrics, you can simply pull your pants up to your knees as you feel sand between your toes.

Tops - Harem pants are perfect for the beach when you wear them with a simple bikini top and use a kimono as a cover up. Colorful tops with lots of prints or an essential crochet top can also look amazing when teamed with harem pants with elastic at the ankles that you can just pull up when you want to dip your feet in the water.

Accessories - Beach accessories should be simple - a bunch of bracelets will make it easier to update your look if you're going for lunch afterwards. Get a big boho bag that will store your sunglasses and sunscreen, and also turn heads everywhere. Crossbody bags work really well for the beach because they stay put and you don't have to worry about them slipping and sliding off your shoulders.

how to style harem pants on the beach
how to style harem pants on the beach

Edge Day Out

Styling an edgy and fierce look but still want something that would be breezy? Harem pants work extremely well with edgy outfits because they are so versatile in their styling.

Tops - A strappy bralette or a graphic tee from your favorite band can be perfect when you're rocking an edgy look for a concert or event. Go for slightly oversized loose tees and tie a knot on the side or the front to give it a laidback look.

Accessories - Apart from your favorite and comfiest pair of boots, your can accessorize your edgy look with leather chokers. Pick a cool pair of sunnies in aviator or cat eye styles. Oversized sunglasses look really good with chokers and hair accessories. Stack some bracelets on your wrists and finish off the whole look with a cool black or brown suede bag that you can wear crossbody.

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Yoga Class 

A yoga fave, harem pants are a must have for every yogi because they add beautiful movement to your practice. Those inversions that you do so well won't be disrupted by your pants sliding, thanks to the right pair of harem pants.

Tops - For a yoga class, your priority is movement and flow. You don't want anything too restrictive that will stifle your energy flow. That's why you should either go for a sports bra or an active top.

The sports bra is your best bet because it won't move too much when you're trying out your advanced poses.

Accessories - The perfect yoga accessories to go with harem pants are yoga bags and yoga mat straps. These not only make a style statement but also keep your yoga mat easier to carry around. You can also try yoga bracelets to enhance the spiritual side of things and look boho while doing it.


Bold and Colorful  

If you're a lover of colors, there is no reason why you can't team a pair of elephant harem pants with your favorite tie dye tee. Wear them with a colorful winged liner and a bright eye look for a bold effect.

Tops - A tie dye tee or a colorful floral top, colors are fun and they go beautifully with harem pants. Pattern on pattern and color on color creates a difficult look to balance but with the right prints, you can easily get a gorgeous boho colorful look. For instance, floral kimonos with a busy print work well with all essential elephant pants.

Accessories - If you're going for a bold & colorful look, why not go all the way in and get some flash tats as well? If you already have some colorful tattoos on your body, show them off with a pair of chic pants, beautiful earrings, bracelets, and a statement necklace.


Work Day

The best thing about harem pants is how effortless it is to team them with a white work shirt without looking the least bit unprofessional. Go for a pair that is freshly washed and doesn't have any wrinkles - neutral colored harem pants in solid black, white, or tan look exceptionally well for work.

Tops - Team your harem pants with a tuck-in shirt in neutral colors and solid print for a work look. It's best to opt for striped and solid harem pants for a professional look if you're wearing a printed top. You can easily rock neutral tops and shirts to work with a pair of printed harem pants in colors like Black, Blue, and even deep orange.

Accessories - Minimalist jewelry with natural makeup compliments work harem pants and your office look would be so much more polished with a pair of nice, comfy heels and a sleek clutch. You can pick a colorful clutch when the rest of your outfit is somber and wear a simple bracelet for a sophisticated look.

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