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Ever since celebrities like Maine Mendoza proved it’s possible to make giant, flared pants look chic and fashionable, we’ve been thinking about how to incorporate the trendy gauchos in our OOTDs.
Cropped, baggy, and sometimes cuffed, this new shape varies from soft, loose, and slightly narrow to completely tent-like. Typically worn with ankle-baring sandals, boots pumps, or sneakers, the pants look fresh especially in a sea of skinny jeans.
This new type of pants is typically constructed from easy-to-wear and lightweight fabrics like cotton and linen, and their midi cut means they’re perfect for those not-so-cold and not-so-hot months.
Styling the gauchos, however, can be extremely tricky. But at Modern Filipina, we got your back. Read on for some tips on how to pull of the gaucho pants.
Think of Them as an A-Line Skirt—and Go from There
Simply think of your gauchos as an A-line skirt when styling them. Tuck in the blouse, choose a high-waist and pair it with a crop top, etc. Stick to basic colors as well, such as black, brown, off-white or navy to get yourself started. We promise things will be a little easier.
Keep Balance on Top of Your Mind
We all know gauchos add fullness and volume to any look, so plan your style according to your body figure. If you are skinny, a super wide gaucho looks best on you. If you are plus-sized, on the other hand, you can get away with a narrower-legged gaucho. Match it with the right top, however, to even out your figure.
Consider Your Height
The gauchos should fit your height, so you wouldn’t end up looking too short.
The best place for the pair of pants to fall is in the middle of the calf, which will give it the appearance of a fun, flowy skirt. If you’re petite, however, go for gauchos that fall right below the knee.
Experiment with Shoes
Unlike with other types of pants, you get to show off your shoes with gauchos.
Casual outfits can work well when you match them with flat shoes or sandals. For a sleeker, more elegant, dressier look, go for pleated or slim gauchos and pair them with toe pumps with a slim heel. This will instantly elongate your body, making you look taller.
For more daring options, go for high gladiator sandals, thick-heeled platforms or booties. Avoid shoes or boots that can make you look heavier and awkward, however. Your best bet with gaucho is slimmer footwear.
Never Lose Your Waistline
Styled wrong, gauchos can make your midsection look wider. Avoid this by matching them with a crop top, or tuck your shirt in to make your waistline visible.
Wearing a gaucho with a loose, long top won’t look really good, especially if you’re plus-sized, as it would only make you look bigger and heavier.
Let’s be honest. Gaucho pants may be fabulous, but if you’re not careful, these pants may make you a subject for judging eyes. So, use these tips to your advantage.
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