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!;)

Nadia Albano, Style, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Shoes, Minnetonka, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Shoes, Minnetonka, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

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.

Tips:

–  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

– Keep the look easy and relaxed.  For a casual “street” look, keep your top loose and baggy and only tuck in the front of your shirt for that laid-back look — H&M , Aritzia , Top Shop

– Try these for a more relaxed athletic look – Lulu Lemon , Adidas , Nike

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Bag, Alexander Wang, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Bag, Alexander Wang, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, Shoes, Minnetonka, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, Shoes, Minnetonka, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Style, Harem Pant, Winners, White Tank, Club Monaco, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

 

The Road Not Taken by: Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

xo,