Fancy Pants for the New Year

Don't tone down gold brocade with basic black. Instead pair them with an equally eye-cathching top, in matching colors of course.

New Year’s Eve is almost here! Why not change up your usual New Year’s attire and opt for dress pants this year? I know dress pants have gotten a bad rap in years past as out-of-date, old-fashioned, grandmother-of-the-bride, old lady staples but they are making a modern comeback in a major way. Fancy Pants, as they are now called, offer extra drama you can’t get from jeans or slacks. Check out some of the stunning styles featured in a recent New York Times Article, featuring my own commentary of course!

A black-on-black print offers the same simple elegance as a satin or tuxedo pant.
A black-on-black print offers the same simple elegance as a satin or tuxedo pant.
Keep it casual with loose-fitting snake print pants.
Keep it casual with loose-fitting snake print pants.
Make a classic satin suit edgy and modern by popping the collar and adding mirrored shoes for a head-to-toe "metallic" look.
Make a classic satin suit edgy and modern by popping the collar and adding mirrored shoes for a head-to-toe “metallic” look.
Don't tone down gold brocade with basic black. Instead pair them with an equally eye-cathching top, in matching colors of course.
Don’t tone down gold brocade with basic black. Instead pair them with an equally eye-catching top, in matching colors of course.
Mix trendy prints and textures in the same color family.
Mix trendy prints and textures in the same color family.
Ethnic/geometric prints have proven their longevity. Keep the rest of your look simple and let your fancy pants do the talking.
Ethnic/geometric prints have proven their longevity. Keep the rest of your look simple and let your fancy pants do the talking.