Monday, August 29, 2011

Power Pants

power pants

power pants

power pants
works cited: BDG pants; old navy tee; j. crew belt; UO flats; breda watch

Today the mercury mercifully dipped below 80 degrees which meant the moment was here: The Time To Wear My Awesome High-Waisted Red Pants. I know they say red is a power color, but until you have red pants of your own, you don't realize how cheer-inducing and powerful-feeling red can be. I feel endowed with extra strength today, like I could lift a car off a hurt baby or pilot an emergency helicopter or even finish annotating the three volumes of essays I've read in the past few weeks.

53 comments:

Della said...

They are AMAZING. Red is my power color too, I always wear it in some form on test days.

BiblioMOMia said...

Huzzah for power pants! I could use some today, that's for sure.

stuph said...

yay, power pants! you look great :)

MEGGY said...

i LOVE those pants (and the whole outfit)!

Mel said...

Love love love those pants. I've got my eye out for a similar pair - 'cause every girl needs a good pair of power pants!

wildchild said...

you say power pants, i think power suit. then my mind goes to hilary clinton and you're a lot prettier than her. your style wins.

chillairandperfume said...

at the end of the winter season last year, i scored an awesome pair of red cords on sale. can't wait to style them this fall!

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Hannah said...

Loving those red pants! I want a pair of red pants so badly. I could have used some this morning. I'm feeling very blah and this boring denim is not helping.

Loren said...

These look great on you. The crown braid is adorable too!
I just got a pair of bright red pants too, WAY excited to wear them this fall.

pushups with polish said...

not easy to pull off, but these look great on you!!! xxo

Rin said...

While I love the colored jeans trend, I haven't dived in myself yet. I'm a little nervous about how to wear it and how it will be received in my rinky-dink town. I love the way you wore them; definitely something I could do without getting looked at funny.

Lidi said...

Wow, those red pants are perfection! They make such a statement even though it's a simple outfit overall. LOVE 'em! I've been thinking of getting color jeans for a while (specially after seeing Elaine rock so many different hues). I think if I go for it, it'll have to pick red now! :D

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Michelle Parker said...

Cute!

Raena said...

I really love the simplicity of your style. You are the walking definition of less is more.

sartoriography said...

Well, this post has convinced me that I need some red pants, stat. If the totally hot hotness of your self in them didn't do the trick, the promise of miracles in your post certainly would've. I need some extra strength like mad. :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

raena--thank you thank you!! that is the best compliment!

Jo said...

I am definitely on the hunt for some red pants(or fuchsia.)

allie said...

I've been on the hunt for red pants for a while, but have yet to find the right pair for me. These are amazing on you, though! The high waist is a nice touch and I really love how you've toned down the rest of your look with soft neutrals to balance the WOW of the red. You look great as always!

Celynne said...

Those are some killer wicked pants. If I still wore pants, I would wear 'em too hah.

Rachel W. said...

So simple, and so pretty! I've been lurking for a while, and I'm consistently stunned with how elegant you manage to look with so few elements!

These are worn with such purpose: totally the opposite of 'jeans as lazy default.' It's making me reconsider my mostly-skirts wardrobe!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thank you so much, rachel!
i am definitely a skirts person, too. i like they way they look on me...but occassionally a pair of pants is super comfortable, too, i'm finding. something about the bright color doesn't look lazy (even though is can be put together hastily).

Jen said...

Nice! I love that you chose minimal accessories. Ain't NO necklace can compete with those pants! Your ideas are consistently fresh (and wearable), so I'm following now. Have a lovely day!

<3 jen @ Stuff Jen Did

danica said...

Love the red pants! Great outfit. :)

Chloe said...

Red pants with minimum other things are awesome.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

love your chic pants and your hair is awesome! Power-full

Courtney Erin said...

Oooh, I love those! Power pants indeed.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

rebecca said...

Those look amazing on you! I love the length of them!

Frannie Pantz said...

You go girl! I love empowering colors and clothes! I love this simple yet chic look!

Anja said...

red is really a power color. Loving those pants. You looke gorgeous. I wore a cardigan in red and a similar simple outfit. I felt the "power" as well. It instantly transform a white shirt. Love!

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a long while now, and I've noticed - you are so tiny! What is your secret?! You've changed something!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

anonymous--i think it's just the angle of the camera and how i'm standing, actually! christopher's got some magic angle that burns off the pounds.
i've been eating twizzlers by the bucket-load, so it can't be that!

SoFashionistica said...

You look awesome in those pants! The color is definitely loud but I feel that the loud definitely screams 'power'.

Maggie said...

I love the pants! And the simple pieces you paired them with. Now I want grey pants :(

smalltownbigwardrobe said...

I love the pants!!! I have seen more red pants lately, and yours are the first that look casual and cute at the same time!! Love your hair style too. :) This blog is soooo cute!

The Little Bit said...

I remember you tweeting these babies from the dressing room and I'm SO GLAD you went with them! PERFECTION!

Emily said...

I don't know what I'm more jealous of - your fabulous pants or the fact that it's below 80 degrees where you are. It won't be below 80 until November here. Blergh.

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Terri said...

You should wear your red pants of courage on a day when you plan on riding the metro. Others will totally make a tunnel for you and "when boarding...move to the center of the car."

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Jana Lopez said...

I have been avoiding the urge to buy pants like these, you have made up my mind!

Those are gorgeous, you look great! :D

katalina said...

It was great to meet you the other night! Your blog is absolutely wonderful and inspiring. LOVE IT.

typefashion said...

High wiasted plus color ! awesome !

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.kt said...

i JUUUST did a post on red!!
such a great color!
love it!!

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Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

GORGEOUS!

kimbercrafts said...

Those pants are perfect, I love them!

Pam S said...

I love red! It's my favourite colour. I just don't know if I could wear red pants, I don't have lovely legs like yours so I'm not sure they'd draw attention to my legs.

Rachel Kaylynn said...

I have a pair of red pants too (though I like the cut of yours more) & they do make me feel powerful & can brighten any day. I've had mine for ages but have been mixing them up a lot more this year by pairing them with peachy pinks and light blues.

Maria said...

Yay, you got the red pants! They look fabulous, dahling :)

Amber said...

love the red!

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The Eye Behind the Detail said...

I love the red pants! I have been looking for a pair for a while. They look great on you!

Elaine said...

LOVE THIS! You look amazing in these pants!!!

monster cakes said...

these pants rock my socks off. wear them everyday. sleep in them even. ; )

Amy said...

These. Are. Incredible! So much trouser jealousy xXx

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Rachel said...

Another reminder of how much I need red pants. I think I tried those on at Urban Outfitters, though, and they weren't a good look on me. They look great on you, though!

cheap fly tickets said...

Red pant is really a power tool..!!!
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Cute...!!!!

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