Friday, April 30, 2010

Things I Have Never Done Before - Harem Pants

I have a lot of friends who are from the Middle East.  It is sort of just one of the results of going to university in Chicago.  One of my best friends, Derya, is capable of styling just about anything and making it look fantastically chic.  She's tall, thin, beautiful and Turkish; apparently in Instanbul, such fashions as Harem pants are common.  I have seen her wear them many times and have always thought, "I would love to wear Harem pants and be able to pull them off with out looking stupid."

Ok, so these are NOT traditional Harem pants.  They are the modernized version from Charlottle Russe but, I still feel like they are a fashion risk for me.  I am not sure why I consider them risky.  Maybe because I don't feel as fashionably chic as my friend Derya.  I think these should have been styled with heels; maybe strappy sandals.  What do you all think?

Tank: Forever 21
Necklace: Vintage
Harem Pants: Charlotte Russe
Bangles: Gift from my friend Jaya on her trip home to India
Sandals: Target


Modesty is Pretty said...

I think you look cute =)

Kir said...

I like it! You look good. :D

Leilani said...

The outfit looks cute & fun for summer-- I had a Turkish friend in college named Derya too!

Also could see it with a more fitted top worn with a large 'collar' style necklace.

Anna said...

I like your cool boho-like style.

Darlyn said...

I think you pulled off the harem pants quite well. :)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

You look great! I love the pants on you!