Fancy Pants with the Magnificent 8



I’m teaming up with seven other bloggers again today to showcase how we wear out statement pants! When I found out this quarter’s theme, I immediately knew I wanted to reach for these tropical palazzos. They’re so bold and fun, and they are by far the funkiest pants in my closet. The trouble was putting together an outfit I haven’t worn before!


I’ve styled these pants with a turquoise mock-neck top here in the summer and with a beige sweater here in the fall, but I’ve also worn them outside of Graceful Rags with just a plain black tank. I wanted something a little *spicier* for today’s outfit and tried pairing them with this floral top instead! What do you think?!

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I think I love how it turned out. It’s a bold outfit, but it works because the print of the blouse is on a much smaller scale than the print of the pants (if both patterns were the same size, the outfit would look a lot busier). The blouse also has tiny mustard flowers that match perfectly with the palazzo pants, so that adds to the cohesiveness of the overall look. I accessorized the outfit with my rose gold ‘Grace’ necklace, some aviator sunglasses, my go-to elephant purse, and these white espadrille platforms.

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This outfit is giving me major tropical and beach vacation vibes! I am so ready for summer and can’t wait to just lounge lazily in the sun… But until then, I still have lots of schoolwork to do. In fact, I have a midterm later today, so I’m keeping this post short and sweet so I can get back to studying!

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Would you wear this tropical outfit, or is the pattern mixing too ‘out there’? Be sure to check out all the lovely ladies’ blog posts below to see how they are styling their fancy pants, too!


Let me introduce the other seven ladies of The Magnificent 8.

Mica of Away from the Blue   //   Roxanne of Glass of Glam   //   Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge   //   Rena of Fine Whatever   //   Eugenia of Age of Grace   //   Lesley of Jodie’s Touch of Style   //   Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style

We are showing that you can’t put a number on style!

Since today’s post is going up on a Wednesday instead of my usual Thursday schedule, I’m starting this week’s linkup a day early. I admit that I am super behind in commenting on all of the posts you linked last week, but I’m hoping to get that done later today or tomorrow. I always so appreciate when you join my lil’ linkup!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and I hope you have a great Wednesday.


Miles of smiles,


Floral Tank: Cabi, $79, last worn here | Palazzo Pants: Francesca’s, $15, last worn here | White Platform Espadrilles: Dolce Vita via DSW, $45, last worn here | Aviator Sunglasses: Icing, $16, last worn here | Black Elephant Purse: Francesca’s, $20, last worn here

22 comments on “Fancy Pants with the Magnificent 8”

  1. It’s not only bold, it’s incredible Grace!! This is how to have fun with our clothes and style!! And it shows the best kind of personality around!!!
    Love, love, love it from head to toe (including your hair)

  2. I love these pants on you! Perfect for warmer days and beautiful print mixing with the top – you’re right that they really work well together! I had a lot of fun with this theme 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice week 🙂

  3. OMG, Grace, this is a brilliant pairing of prints! I love it so much. These pants definitely make a statement, too! I do remember admiring them greatly previous times that you shared them. Well done! I hope you cruised right through your midterm, too!


    1. Thanks so much, Shelbee! And yes, I thankfully did well on the test! All that studying paid off haha.

  4. I would totally wear this entire outfit – LOVE the pants! I have a similar pair in purple/pinks made from silk that are heaven in summer. Your pattern mixing is awesome, Grace.

    1. Thanks so much Sheila! Those pants sound super cute, I would love the purple/pink color scheme.

  5. These pants are amazing! I really love them. We have something similar also here (in the Philippines), it’s called the “sarong” pants – boldly printed wide legged pants that you tie around your waist. They’re mostly intended for beach wear but I’m inspired to wear them out for daily wear now! Thanks for hosting this link up!

    Life is a Shoe

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