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The Lust List: Hot for Harem

Probably about three quarters of my wardrobe could fall into the “man repeller” category. High-waisted pants, platform sandals, A-line midi skirts, you name it. Some things guys just don’t get, which is perfectly fine since I dress to impress myself first and foremost.

Harem pants also full-heartedly fall into this category; case in point, these fabulous magenta bottoms by None the Richer on Fashtique. Every time I’ve worn them, from a night on the town to a recent bridal shower, I’ve been showered with compliments by the gals and “WTF’s” by the all-too-honest men in my life.


Fashtique pants (c/o) | American Apparel bodysuit | Steve Madden pumps (similar here)

Yes, my derriere could look better in a pair of skinny jeans, but I prefer the bold colors and unique structure of this statement piece.

If you’re hesitant to jump headfirst with this trend, there are plenty of more casual harem options in black or khaki hues and also comfy sweatpants material. Toss on a pair of athletic harems post-yoga and on the way to run weekend errands to test the waters.


BooHoo clutch (similar here) | BaubleBar fishhook choker (c/o) | Kendra Scott bracelet (c/o)


No matter if the harem pants are a solid color or patterned, they are the star of the show so we recommend pairing with a neutral top. Tight options like this spandex bodysuit or a springtime crop top will accentuate your figure beneath the excess fabric that comes along with the unique cut of the pants.

I accessorized this look with plenty of chunky jewels, perfect for a dusk stroll down Bedford Avenue, pictured here. This fishhook choker from BaubleBar is eye-catching and different, but not too loud. I also brought a little bit of an arm party as I feel naked without one.


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Below are our top picks to rock the harem trend this season:


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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