WIW : More EF Harem Styling:)

Hi Fabbers,

I wore my EF Harems to church this morning. I must admit I was somewhat uninspired.  Feeling a little tired and unmotivated today but nothing a nice nap on the couch with the sun streaming in can't fix lol.

I think I have only posted one EF Harem outfit so far but I am having fun playing with tops and proportions.  Today I wore:

#1 - #4
EF Harem Pants
Metalicus Metallic Open Weave Sweater
(layered a cotton tank in navy under it)
Target Shooties

I know there are quite a few ladies with these pants, and also other versions of the harem pant, and many of us have questioned styling options.  Do we need to start a thread to share how we have styled ours??  I for one would love all the inspiration in one place.

Thanks for looking
xxx Deborah

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  • Sally replied 5 years ago

    Those pants are so cool. You style it so well and look so elegant.

    I"m so tempted to try some . Not sure how it would suit my apple shape.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Sally:)  For your info, I am a bit of mix between an hourglass and an apple in that I do have a tummy and I am short :)  Worth a try if you like the look, they are so comfortable too.

  • Brooklyn replied 5 years ago

    Super outfit. Looks luxe and classy. Did you consider adding a necklace? Great idea about the separate thread. I wouldn't mind one on cropped jeans!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Brooklyn:)  I did consider a necklace but I seem to be heading down quite a minimalist road at the moment:)

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    This is a winning combo, Deborah! I really like the airiness of the sweater, paired with the volume of the harems. It's such a chic and flattering look. I've worn similar proportions with my harems, I think, but not with an open-weave sweater. And I like the blue and black together. (I have an open-weave blue sweater, so will have to try it with my black harem pants.)
    A separate harem-pant thread could be useful--good idea!

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 5 years ago

    I think this is inspired Deborah. We both love black n blue, lol, and this sweater looks sublime on you. Let's do start a thread!

  • Helen11 replied 5 years ago

    That's a gorgeous metallic blue top. You always look terrific - nothing unmotivated in your outfits!
    I hope you had a lovely nap, too.

  • replied 5 years ago

    If this is you 'uninspired' Deborah, I now understand why you always look so stunningly fabulous! The sweater-cami pairing is fantastic; the neckline on that sweater is just perfect on you. I imagine this outfit would also work in warmer weather paired with strappy or open-weave sandals.

    I too have a very oversize, drapey top that I often pair my harems with. What makes the look work for me is the loose hem of the top, like the one you're wearing here. Otherwise, I tend towards more fitted toppers.

    I love your idea of starting a thread. I was searching for Firecracker's rendition the other day and it would be nice to have all our harem looks in one place, especially for these harder-to-style EF ones.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Oh, oh, oh!


    My exact thoughts when I saw your title. I love this... That sweater is amazing, have we seen it before?

    And I was thinking the exact same thing about a harem thread. I did a lot of searching for inspiration pics, and while I found a lot, I know I missed some. Putting them all in one place would be great. Would also be great if it were a thread that didn't die... Was less about feedback/comments that people are hesitant to bump, and more a catalogue of styling ideas, even if those ideas come up six months from now. KWIM?

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    So how about I start a new thread tomorrow say end of day my time which I think should be Monday morning in the Northern Hemisphere.

    For those who are interested perhaps mark it 'favourite', I will call it something like YLF Harem Pant Stylings and then we can find it whenever we want some inspiration, or to add new styling photos.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I would love to see this kind of thread - and as Elizabeth suggested, done in such a way that it's not going to die a slow death into the forum archives. Never mind for harems, it could be really useful for a few other items too. 

    Anyways  - I'm not a wearer  - yet - but I am following this harem styling with great interest. I think I could do this version, with the waist highlighted yet blurred over with a loose weave sweater.  I'm intrigued about the lack of jewellery too - and your response: feeling very minimal  are you?  

  • replied 5 years ago

    Fab stuff Deb! Love the mesh sweater next to the heavier black and the soft drape.

  • Summer replied 5 years ago

    I've never worn harem pants, Deborah, but they look wonderful on you.  Mostly, though, I love that gorgeous sweater.

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful outfit Deborah!

  • Xtabay replied 5 years ago

    I love seeing the harem pants stylings, and this look is terrific!  The blue sweater is great with the harems.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago


    LOVE the blue with the black. Gorgeously alluring top too. 

  • Jane replied 5 years ago

    The more postings I see, the more I'm tempted to try a pair of harem pants. They look so great but I'm not sure I'm ready.....but they are in my head now!

    The outfit is lovely - I love the black and the blue.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Just like you told Janet you see flattering where she sees JFE, I see inspired where you apparently see uninspired!  The open weave of the sweater is especially appealing.  I wore my harems yesterday to work with a fit and flare EF tunic - it looked very Indian. :)

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 5 years ago

    Great plan Deborah, I'll go dig up my options and create a new one I've been planning ;-)

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    So so cool :)

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies for your kind words. I am so happy with these harem pants. If only our weather would cool down I think they will get a lot of wear:)

    I will have the Harem thread up tonight my time. Cannot wait to be inspired xx

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