Photography by: Daniella Guzzo
Do you ever get a hunch about something? You know, that unexplainable gut feeling… the one where everyone is turning right and your instincts tell you to turn left? And as scary as it may feel at first, you just trust your gut and it turns out to be the best decision you’ve ever made. You know that the tingling in your tummy is legitimate. right? And you need to go with it! It’s feels risky sometime to go against the grain, but I think that’s the making of a great explorer of life and self; one who takes a less popular or unexpected route toward their destiny. Sure it may take longer to get there, but why not enjoying the ride. As MC Hammer once said, “I’m too legit to quit!!”, and I ain’t about to – HA!;)
This week’s look brings me back to the days of the Harem Pant: aka “drop-crotch” or “MC Hammer Pants” pants. It’s a style that many never thought would make a come back, but here they are, in varying cuts. These days they’re styled a little less over-the-top than on the 90’s (and boy did I bust many a move in these bad boys back in the day!). I love this cut! I particularly like these polka-dot print, jersey pants that I picked up at Winners, simply because of the color and print, and obviously the comfort factor. I coordinated them with a simple white tank top from Club Monaco and denim jacket from American Eagle (…both wardrobe essentials). The idea here is to let the pants take center stage and stand out on their own, without anything else completing with them. I chose my pebbled leather Alexander Wang “Diego” bag to carry my belongings, and slipped on these tan suede Minnetonka moccasins to keep things neutral. As footwear alternatively, you could wear leather flat sandals or birkenstocks, to show off a cute pedicure, or rock a cute pare of slip-on sneakers. Either way, this is a great transitional outfit for the coming weeks, as the weather starts to cool down. A great outfit for traveling, running errands, or for back to school.
– For a work appropriate look, opt for a tailored cut with a more structured fabric and something with a less exaggerated drop crotch like a relaxed jogger — Zara , French Connection , JCrew , Club Monaco
The Road Not Taken by: Robert Frost