Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Style Highlights: Printed Pants + Pointy Pumps

Liya Kebede in Balenciaga jacket, Lemlem top and bag, and Proenza pants. 
(Photo courtesy Refinery 29 Instagram)


Model Liya Kebede is stunning in this photo.  She is sporting a lot of spring's trends at once in a super classy, put-together way.  We are gonna hit two of them in one by highlighting her pants and her shoes.  

I'm so excited pointy-toe pumps are coming back.  The platform phase has been awesome, but they are often so hard to walk in when the platform is too high, and their chunkiness doesn't flatter all legs.  This spring's favorite pump elongates every leg, and with heights hovering around 3 1/2" or 4", they'll be much more wearable.  

Liya combines a basic black pump with a beautiful shape with capri length floral pants.  Floral trousers are having a big time moment, and I think this length is perfect (and my personal fave!)  I show a wide leg version below that is fab also...buuuuuutttt the wide leg is gonna be hard unless you're stick thin and pretty tall, FYI.

I matched a pump with the pant below, spotlighting trousers, jeans, and the wide leg.  Choose your favorite floral!
1.  Printed Trousers, $79.90, Zara.  Florals are obviously so huge for spring, and this one is especially great because you won't feel like you're wearing an entire Hawaiian luau on your legs with this more toned-down flower power.
2.  Legend Ikat Charlie Capri, $99, Lucky Brand.  A huge trend for spring is printed denim.  The ikat on the popular Charlie from Lucky could almost be treated like a neutral because it still has that denim-y color to it.  Lots of companies like Citizens and 7 for all Mankind are doing their own iterations, but for me personally, who knows how long this trend will last, so maybe don't spend too much ;-).  This Lucky one is a good price and the capri is the cutest length for showing off those yellow pumps.
3.  Tree Print Wide Leg Trousers, $90, Topshop.  This print is freaking gorgeous.  A beautiful off-white silky blouse tucked in or even a white tank lets the artwork speak for itself.
4.  Selby by Elizabeth and James, $325, Piperlime.  Elizabeth and James does no wrong in my eyes, and this purple pump is no exception.  Equal parts lady and edgy, it is perfect for the office or a dinner date.
5.  Mona Leather Pump, $198, J. Crew.  This yellow pump epitomizes spring.  Bright colors like this when paired with more muted tones, are so much more wearable.  But I wouldn't shy away from wearing a hot pink blouse with this little guy either.
6.  Intrude by Steve Madden, $89.95.  What a perfectly shaped shoe!  This will make every leg look longer and practically matches everything.  If I were gonna buy one pump here, I'd buy this one.

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