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#nylongirlproblems: styling harem pants

learn how to make dropped crotch trousers work for you.

by: rachael wang

January 30 2014

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Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market Director Rachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question:
 I just bought these rad, dark maroon, velvet harem pants, but I have no idea how to style them! Help!

The Answer: The best way to bring harem pants out of costume territory is to pair them with something structured. I'm a big fan pairing a sharp blazer and crisp button down shirt with a drop crotch pant. Add a strappy heeled sandal for a touch of femininity. Derek Lam executed this look perfectly in his spring '14 10 Crosby line. For a punk rock twist, sub in a classic leather biker jacket instead of a blazer. Check out the slideshow for some of the coolest drop-crotch pants on the market. It's hammer time. 

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