I’m going to share some tips on how to wear palazzo pants. They’re seriously one of my favorite clothing items. Do you know what palazzo pants are? The signature feature of a pair of palazzo trousers is that they’re a wide legged pant and are high waisted. In my opinion, they are so flattering and so effortlessly chic. Seriously, they instantly make your outfit look so street style, fashion forward regardless of the type of top you are wearing.
There are so many different types of palazzo. My newest pair is a white palazzo pants. But you can find them in different colors, or in a classic black palazzo pants (great way to elevate workwear!), or print palazzos. Printed palazzo pants are most commonly worn in the Spring and Summer.
How To Wear Palazzo Pants
I will share some style tips on the best way to create the perfect palazzo pants outfits and how to find the right pair to wear!
Find The Perfect Length
Typically, most palazzo pants are long. However, I recommend trying them on first before assuming the length. Since they are high waisted, it may appear to look longer than they really are. The perfect length for a pair of palazzo pants is just about to touch the floor or barely touching the floor. Most of the time I have to get mine hemmed (I’m 5’4″ tall), but I have been lucky with a few that were the perfect length. Before you get any alternations done, you should already have in mind the type of shoes to wear. That will make a big difference.
Shoes To Wear With Palazzo Pants
You never want to get palazzo pants that are so long that you have to buy super high heels. So definitely make sure you pick a comfortable pair and height. Overall, I recommend getting a pair of shoes that are pointed toe. Since you are wearing a pair of wide legs, the pointed toe helps elongate and give a flattering look, especially if you want to wear flats versus heels.
These Marc Fisher pumps are my favorite pair to wear. I have them in several colors. They’re comfortable and I can wear them all day because they’re block heels.
If you want to wear them with flats, again I recommend pointed toe shoes. In the Spring and Summer, I gravitate towards pointed toe slingback flats.
Wear A Belt
Some palazzo trousers have drawcords or tie-waist belts, but not all. I love wearing a belt as my favorite accessory with palazzo pants outfits. It can quickly switch up the style, break up a monochromatic palette, or accentuate the waist. I only want to accentuate the waist when I decide to wear a flowy top. If you don’t accentuate the waist, it can look like you are just drowning in your outfit or are sloppy.
Tops That Look Best With Palazzo Pants
As I mentioned above, I recommend avoiding flowy tops unless you plan on wearing a belt or your pants have drawcords or tie-waist belts. The main thing to keep in mind when you style palazzo pants is that you want a top that can easily be tucked in or looks good without being tucked-in.
Wearing palazzo pants is a perfect excuse to wear a crop top because the pants are high waisted. You don’t need one that shows off your midriff, you just want it to look good without tucking in your blouse.
If you want to look super high fashion, a dramatic one shoulder top, off shoulder top, or a puff sleeve top looks amazing. I’m also a fan of wearing silk tank tops or bodysuits with it. Or go with something classic and wear a white blouse. Seriously, it goes with every pair of palazzos.
Palazzo Pants Outfit Ideas
Here are different outfit ideas you can wear to a variety of events and occasions.
Work Event / Work Appropriate Outfit
You can also replace the white palazzo pants with black palazzo trousers.
Date Night / Girls Night Out
Summer Outfit / Vacation Outfit
Print palazzos are the best during the summer or on a tropical getaway. Both pants are old, but here are other great printed palazzos.
This one is taken from the archive! This photo is from 5 years ago when we were in Santorini. And I’m still really loving this outfit. I truly think these types of pants will be around and on-trend for awhile.
Printed Palazzo Pants:
Attending A Party or Event Outfit
Holiday Party Outfit
How do you wear palazzo pants? Are you into them?