Red pants have been a hot trend for some time now, and while at an event in NYC, model Coco Rocha showed off a new ladylike and office-appropriate way to rock them. By pairing her red wide-leg trousers with a sleeveless ivory blouse with a contrasting collar, Coco gave her look a beautifully feminine twist. Simple black heels and small stud earrings served as subtle accessories. Topped with a black blazer, Coco's ensemble can just as easily work at the office. Then after work, switch the ladylike blouse for this Free People sheer black version ($88) for a sassier feel. To get Coco's latest look, shop similar pieces below.
Red jeans have been on our radar for a while now, but that doesn't mean everyone is actually wearing them. We've had more than a few friends raise the question: "How can I pull off red pants?" It's easier than you think (really!) — and we're showing you how. With 10 outfits suited to just about any Summer occasion, we're making use of one great pair of red jeans — these MIH cropped skinny jeans are the perfect fit and have just the right amount of flattering stretch — and putting an end to the nay-saying. Yes, you can pull off the statement-hued bottoms at the office, running errands, and even at the beach. Just click on to see how fabulously versatile they can be, and get inspired to rock your own pair all season.
Red jeans make a statement in casual settings, but what about when you want to convey an equally bold message at a fancier place? Like work or a luncheon. In those cases, red pants should be your go-to. Not convinced? Just take a look at Leigh Lezark outside the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week. Her cropped red trousers speak volumes; they say she's confident, mature, and fashion forward. The black leather jacket edges Leigh's look up, black patent pumps elongate her legs, and her adorable Dior bag adds a touch of luxe. Matching red lips tie the ensemble together. So the next time you want to stand out in a dressed-up environment, grab a pair of sharp red pants. Temper them with black, like Leigh did, or play them up with a floral blouse for extra pizazz.
>> Fall 2011 Fashion Week street style has us seeing red — specifically red pants — in every direction. From editors, like Anna Dello Russo in her Prada 'fit, to other fresh attendees, we couldn't help but notice the influx of this bright hue interpreted into wide-leg trousers and skinnier cuts. Want to get in on the action? Check out our fine picks below!
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