#nylongirlproblems: styling harem pants

learn how to make dropped crotch trousers work for you.

by rachael wang

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. 

Forever 21 Harem Pants -- $17.80

Staring at Stars Printed Harem Pant -- $59

CLU Metallic Jersey Harem Pants -- $180

Free People Twisted Harem Pants -- $68

OAK Dhoti Harem Pants -- $132

Vince Harem Pants -- $255

BZR Harem Pants -- $201.86

Otte New York Sequin Harem Pants -- $269.50

Faith Connexion White Harem Pants -- $286

Anthropologie Harem Pants -- $68