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Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

the power of red pants

Lauren

Let me preface this post by saying that I am not a "red" person and typically never purchase red-colored clothing {since it's simply not a good color on me}, so the fact that I am blogging about a "must-have" wardrobe item that is, in fact, red, is highly unusual! In recent months, I have been obsessed with colored denim. As I have added a few pairs of different color jeans into my own wardrobe, I have been astonished at how they have opened up endless new outfit pairings, mixing with solids, prints, brights and neutrals already in my closet. I found a pair of AG red skinny ankle jeans at Anthropologie for less than half-price on a sale the day after Thanksgiving and decided to take a risk on a pair of red jeans, even though like I have already pointed out, red is not my color.

Within days of owning these red pants, I had mentally created dozens of new outfits, all using peices already in my wardrobe! I now wonder how I lived without a pair of red skinny jeans...and think every woman should own a pair, too!

Here are a few ways I have been wearing my red jeans recently ::

Paired with all neutrals. An ivory short-sleeve sweater {Anthropologie, not current}, brown wooden statement necklace {Stella & Dot, discontinued} and light suede booties {Target, available online here.}

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Paired with black and white. For a date night, I paired my red pants with a black and white peplum top {Anthropologie, available here}, my black boyfriend blazer {byGibson, from Nordstrom}, the Stella & Dot Snake Orb Necklace {available here} and leopard-print heels {from Target}.

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Paired with animal print. It's no secret that I love leopard print, so that fact that animal print looks fab with red makes me love these pants all the more. I'm pictured here with my daughter, Lily {who just turned 2!}, on Christmas afternoon. {Lily actually owned red jeans before I did. Her's are from Old Navy.} My cardigan is from the Target kids department a few months back {no longer available} and Lily's cardigan is from the J.Crew Crewcuts Factory Outlet {also is no longer available}.

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Paired with polka dots and faux-fur. Here I paired my red jeans with a peppy polka-dotted blouse, mixed in a little leopard-print via a skinny belt {J.Crew, last season, butthis one is similar}, and topped it all off with a warm faux-fur vest {Anthropologie, last season}. My bracelets are the Bardot Spiral Bangle and the Luxor Link Bracelet, both byStella & Dot.

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Here are a few more ways to pair red pants, inspired by pics from Pinterest ::

Pair with plain white. Add a white tee or blouse paired with a few fab accessories to a pair of red pants and you are good to go anywhere, any time of year!

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Paired with Chambray. This is another year-round pairing, just change up the shoes and accessories to fit the season.

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I recommend a pair of skinny/straight legged ankle jeans for the most year-round versital styling, but first and foremost, go with a style and cut that best suits you and your body-type. If you choose an ankle-length, remember you can pair them with tall boots in fall/winter and no one will know they are ankle pants!

We would love to see how you are wearing your red pants! Email us a pic at lauren@editbylauren.com or Instagram a pic and tag it #editbylauren. We may feature you in an upcoming post, and if we do, we will reward you with an Edit gift certificate!

Stylishly yours,

 

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