Sydney Sider Trend: Harem Pants

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Yes, the dreaded harem pant. You know, the baggy, slouchy trousers tapered at the ankles that conjure images of  Aladdin and MC Hammer all at the same time? Over the past few weeks I've spent here in beautiful Sydney, it seems everywhere I look, whether on the city streets or beachside suburbs, the harem pant is the go-to statement piece.  After witnessing Australian women sport these, initially unpalatable, pants with such confidence and ease, I confess that I am on the verge of conversion. The beach-y, boho vibe just screams summer time ease… and it's infectious.

Before you write off the trend, or agree with Nicole Richie's theory that, "The key to a long lasting relationship is to wait until a man is legally bound to you before you wear harem pants,”  you may want to take a moment to consider the Harem Pant for next season, especially if you're dreaming of darling looks to pack for Spring Break or a much needed vacation.

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via SurfStitch, Australian online retailer which includes international shipping!

How to wear the look?

Don't feel pressure to sport the full-fledged "Harem" trend, you can opt for a soft, loose fitting trouser, usually called a peg or pajama pant.  The waistline should sit around your natural waist or slouch lower around your hips. Balance the silhouette with a form fitting top in a solid color and slip on sandals or heels. A higher heel will lengthen the look and make it more formal for a night out; wedges or booties look especially fab!

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1. ASOS / 2. French Connection / 3. Free People

Sleek and Solid

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4. ZARA / 5. Need Supply Co. / 6. Forever21

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