Stripes, Florals, and Orange Pants

I wear these orange pants a lot, but they’re surprisingly versatile, and I always seems to find new ways to style them.

orange pants

So for now, they’re staying in rotation.

stripes and floral

Top: Marshall’s
Pants: Dickies
Shoes: Kimchi
Scarf: Swapped

This time, I wore them with a striped top and floral scarf. Scarves, I find, are a subtle way of pattern mixing and incorporating extra color into an outfit. My scarf has orange in it so it’s still a coordinated look. And aren’t stripes practically a neutral?

floral scarf and striped top

And since I was going with the orange and navy theme (possibly my favorite color combo), I thought I’d throw on some blue velvet shoes! Sometimes faux leather is boring and I love incorporating other textures into my footwear, like satin, embroidery, embellishments, and now velvet!

velvet shoes

These pants were originally boot cut but I felt like they weren’t long enough for that style so I tapered the leg and turned them into skinnies. They aren’t real peg legs, but they’re definitely not boot cut anymore. It’s actually a simple alteration–and you can use an existing pair of slim cut pants as your guide!

I’ve joined Lena B Actually and Rachel the Hat for their Passion for Fashion linkup. Have a look at what everyone else is wearing!


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19 responses to “Stripes, Florals, and Orange Pants

  1. I find myself so often calling things neutrals that I wouldn’t have before. Stripes are definitely in that category lately. So is camo, right?

  2. Love this colour combo!! What a great idea to sew the pants into skinny jeans. I have a pair of boot cut that I will alter too. I think your blue velvet shoes are so cool. Great casual look and the scarf shows how you can add pizazz to an outfit!

    • Thanks! I’d like to see your before and after. Tapering the pants was as simple as sewing a straight line down the sides (if jeans are top stitched on the outer leg, I’d just alter the inseam to save the nice stitching). I loved the blue velvet shoes when I saw them but admittedly, I haven’t worn them a lot. My new goal is to put them in rotation!

  3. I love coloured pants. They are more versatile than I thought! I have coral and burgundy and I have worn them with numerous tops. You can have a look at them on my blog. 🙂

    I like how you have added the scarf to the outfit- it ties the whole look togehter.

    I’m visiting from Passion For Fashion!



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  4. I completely agree with all of your reason for you outfit to be as it is. Great!! Thanks for the fun compliments to me at my B&W number. Have a nice weekend and watch out for the water puddles. ♥

  5. Brian

    What a great color of orange. The orange navy combo looks wonderful on you. I love the fact you turned them from boot cut into skinnies. Very creative.

  6. Ann

    I like this combination. The velvet shoes are unexpected and very cool. Bright colored pants are so great, especially with stripes and your floral scarf. Very cute casual outfit!

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  7. Anything with stripes is cool! 😉 After seeing these photos, I want to pull out my red pants and style them too. 😉

  8. Love that you add extra textures through your footwear! I never think of doing that but it’s such a fun way to remix. 🙂

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  10. Thannks for the post

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