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What I Packed for 2 Days in Northern California

Plus the outfits I put together!

I’m definitely late to this trend, but after seeing my friend Shawna style hers expertly I knew I at least needed to try a pair of wide leg trousers to see if they were as magical as everyone says they are.

I feared that this silhouette was really only for tall, straight-shaped gals and feared it would make me look shorter and wider so I honestly have just avoided wide leg pants completely. But I really couldn’t have been more wrong! More evidence here.

So when these trousers went on major sale and I figured I had nothing to lose. Worst case scenario? I hate them and return them. So after several texts with Shawna about the general fit and length of the pants I selected my size online and hit “checkout.”

I was so excited when they arrived that I tried them on immediately…and Brian thought they were super weird. (Do your husbands do that to you, too? Whenever you try something more fashion-y? Guys are so funny.) Anyway, I doubted myself a bit since he generally has a good eye but after mulling it over for a week or two and trying them on several more times with different tops and shoes I decided that yes they were a little weird, but in a good way. I take basically no fashion risks lately and I felt like I needed to add something bold to my usual skinny jeans rotation. So I kept them and today is the first day I wore them!

I know from trial and error that my favorite tops with these pants are either cropped, knotted or super fitted to balance the proportions. This scoop-back tee fit the bill and I warmed up the otherwise cool-toned look with some browns—my Tabitha Necklace, trusty crossbody and faux suede ankle boots for height.

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Madewell tee, Madewell trousers, Madewell bag, Natalie Borton necklace (similar / shop all current pieces here), Sole Society boots (similar)

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Hi, I'm Natalie

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