How to Wear Purple Flare Corduroy Pants, No Seriously. The Look Works, Promise

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Usually pulling together a How to Wear post starts with an image from the runway or pure street style randomness that we collect on our Tumblr inspiration wall. This time around however, I died and went to heaven over the Rachel Zoe flare corduroy pants.

The impulse to figure out how to wear these corduroy pants dyed in a royal purple that has me swooning still (no clue how I'm keeping it together to even write this) was immediate.


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Here's a little shop-by-number moment for you. Sure, based on the inspiration street-style image the shoes are not of any visual importance, but I figure, find a good tailor, hem the leg, and show off the bootie.

See how to wear the purple-soaked pant pick below:



Tibi Cable-knit Sweater (www.theoutnet.com) Rachel Zoe Rachel Corduroy Flare Pants (www.shopbop.com) Foley + Corinna Simpatico Shoulder Bag (www.foleyandcorinna.com) ENZO ANGIOLINI Suede Ankle Boots (www.lordandtaylor.com) Gorjana Graham Leather Bar Triple Wrap (www.piperlime.gap.com)

 Time for the shopping close-up...


1. Tibi Cable-knit Sweater *click the pic to shop

 

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2. Rachel Zoe Rachel Corduroy Flare Pants

 

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3. Foley + Corinna Simpatico Shoulder Bag

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4. ENZO ANGIOLINI Suede Ankle Boots

 

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5. Gorjana Graham Leather Bar Triple Wrap

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Have a fashion question of your own? Trying to figure out how to wear the pair of fringe booties you fell in love with? Can't figure out how to mix the new printed silk blouse into a weekend look?

Cocktails coming up Friday and you're lost on what to pull together? Send over a link or image of the piece that's puzzling you with your question and we'll shoot over a few styling options on how to wear it.

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How to Wear Red Skinny Jeans Courtesy of Current/Elliott

How to Wear Red Skinny Jeans from Current/Elliott in 5 Steps

The pop color pant (or in this case, corduroy jean) is not going to be a thing of the past for at least another season, so hold on to what you've got or get in on a more Fall-centric version, i.e. the bold red corduroy jean from Current/Elliot. Never one to encourage shopping for the sake of accumulation, I highly recommend shopping your closet  for alternatives first, but if you're coming up short or black or beige even, it's time to buckle down and bring a new shade from the color spectrum into your closet by shopping Our Closet.

The foundation and inspiration behind it all is a pair of skinny corduroy jeans. The natural next step is figuring out how to wear them. Sounds simple, contrary to the daunting scenario of standing in-front of your closet at 8am with the phrase, 'I have nothing to wear,' rolling around in your head. No worries. That's why The StyleShaker is here. The work is done for you. Here's one transitional take on how to pull the look off below:

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1. Equipment Brett Clean Blouse (www.shoplesnouvelles.com)  2. Current/Elliott The Skinny low-rise stretch-corduroy jeans (www.net-a-porter.com)  3. Zara Basic Heel Court Shoe (www.zara.com)  4. Belle Noel Gypsy Chic Hoop Earrings (www.endless.com)  5. Yves Saint Laurent Reflective Stone Ring (www.mytheresa.com)

So, I'm looking at the shop-by-number montage and realizing how 'patriotic' these picks are, but it's more about proportions than color to start with. The skinny leg jean calls for some volume on top, and what better to bring that than a silk striped blouse from Equipment? In keeping the look somewhere right between Summer and Fall, the shoe stayed neutral and classic with a court pump from Zara.

Tying the loose ends together and polishing things off are a reflective stone statement ring from YSL and Belle Noel earrings that pack a lot of look into hoops. Done and done. Well, almost.

1. Equipment Brett Clean Blouse

2. Current/Elliott The Skinny low-rise stretch-corduroy jeans

3. Zara Basic Heel Court Shoe

4. Belle Noel Gypsy Chic Hoop Earrings

5.  Yves Saint Laurent Reflective Stone Ring

Quick recap: You know what to wear, how to wear it, where to shop, check, check, and check. Now it's time to think about what you're going to do in it, the best part. It's time to consider where those skinny red jeans will take you.

How about a Saturday lunch with old friends that turns into a marathon conversation and slides slowly,  right into dinner. No one notices the time though. Above you, a glass ceiling, below you, a table covered with half-full wine glasses, and surrounding you, the best part, friends you only see once or twice a year, but when you do, it's as if ten years never passed.

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