Hey y’all! Welcome back. I’ve got another post about one of this month’s patterns for Sew My Style — the Free Range Slacks from Sew House Seven. In my last post I discussed a variety of fabrics that you could use for this pattern. In this post, I’m going to talk a bit about styling the free range slacks.
I’m not sure how I came upon Lydia’s page, but I am so glad that I did. All of my styling inspo for this post will come from them. I chose to use @styleisstyle for this post because I love Lydia’s effortlessly cool style and it is important for me to see fat black people in amazing clothes.
First up is this awesome combo of mustard shorts, bubblegum pink t shirt, and light blue button up. If you want to make your pants into shorts, that’s a pretty easy hack. Pair your shorts with your favorite graphic tee, and you’ve got an instantly cool outfit. I like this combination because it has layers, which has been hard for me to imagine in warmer weather. I really like the Converse too because sneakers are life. You could also wear these shorts in cooler weather layered over some tights or leggings.
Next up we have this purple dazzler. I love the rich deep purple of the pants paired with a lighter purple and white patterned jacket and tie dyed t shirt. The cuff on the pants gives a crisp feel that could be dressed up or down. I’m a sucker for a floral pattern, so this jacket is right up my alley. I really enjoy the contrast of the solid pants with the bright pattern on the jacket. This is the epitome of comfy classic with a twist.
This is giving me peak vacation vibes — white linen pants, bright blue crop top, and multicolored button up. The slippers are the icing on the cake, because who doesn’t like slippers?! You can use the wide legged version of the free range slacks to achieve this look. I love the combination of white, yellow, and blue here. The colors just work together. I would wear this to the beach or the pool or anytime I wanted to feel like I was on vacation honestly. The button up brings the whole look together with a fun vintage floral pattern.
If I’m going to wear neutral colors, this is how I want to do it. The contrast between the two colors makes this outfit an instant classic. I like the way they styled this because it shows that neutrals don’t have to be boring. The comfort of your favorite t shirt combined with the lightweight feel of linen pants just makes sense. Being able to roll up the sleeves also gives another option for styling.
This final look might just be my favorite. The lime turtleneck, black wide legged pants, and maxi length grey shirt jacket are perfection. The black boots and lime beanie bring the whole look together. The contrast of the bright and cool colors make this outfit fun. I enjoy injecting bright colors in my cold weather outfits. It provides a bit of warmth and puts a smile on my face.
All of Lydia’s looks have inspired me to shake up my styling a bit. I have sewn many garments that are similar to those styled here, but I haven’t worn them the same way that Lydia has. I am looking forward to trying to recreate some of these looks with pieces in my closet. I am convinced that I need to hack the free range slacks into shorts and make the wide legged version of them as well. I didn’t realize how versatile these pants were. Taking a page from Lydia’s book, I will style my t shirts, button ups, crops, and sneakers together for some upcoming looks. Which style was your favorite?
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