{Remix Rewear Restyle Link Up} Colored Bottoms

#remixrewearrestyle colored bottoms

Happy Monday, remixinistas!

If you’re new, Remix Rewear Restyle is a weekly challenge to remix, rewear, or restyle what is hanging in your closet. It’s fun to see others’ takes on the item of the week, and I’m always inspired by what you ladies come up with! Don’t worry about being right or wrong- there aren’t any rules except to include a piece that fits the challenge. So go shop that closet and link up your look!

I was slow to jump on the colored pants train. Because I try to buy pieces that are classic and timeless, it took a lot of convincing.

But honestly, adding the right colored pair of pants or skirt to your wardrobe can nearly double its remixability. That’s a pretty good return on investment for one piece!

A few specific ways to up your closet’s remixability by adding colored bottoms:

  • Before you buy, consider your current color palette. What would compliment your current pieces? A jewel tone? Mustard or olive? {Think of these two as sisters of khaki.}
  • What go-to outfits could you swap jeans or that neutral skirt out for a colored counterpart?
  • Already have a pair of colored pants or a skirt? Build an outfit around them and then simply switch out a top {like I did in the picture above}. No need to recreate the wheel! :)

What are your thoughts on colored bottoms? Do they make you nervous? Are they a go-to look for you? Link up your looks below! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Upcoming Remixes

We’ll take next Monday off {Happy Thanksgiving!} and then start back up in December. Leave your ideas for the December remixes below in the comments. A few suggestions so far: unexpected layers, equestrian, party attire…what do you think?


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  • Autumn November 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    I love colored bottoms! They’re great to pair with black and white tops or chambray! So easy and fun! I think I need a pair of maroon skinnies like yours! Such a great fall/winter color!

  • Amy G November 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    For some reason, I’m much more apt to be adventurous with bold colors with skirts (or even shorts!) than pants. My purple pants are so old (9 or 10 years! Crazy!) and so subdued that I feel like they barely count, but taking the plunge on these red/maroon pants was a big deal for me! I’m really liking them so far though.
    For upcoming remixes, what about shimmer and sparkle? That could include metallics, sequins, glitter, gem embellishments – anything shinny! It’s the perfect time of year to get all those thins out! Another possibility could be the color red.
    I’m not sure about the equestrian idea. All I can think of is riding boots and we already did boots. Maybe I just need a little inspiration? I’m not sure. Unexpected layers might be fun though!

  • Selah November 18, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I promised you a graphic tee, and this one is perfect with plum skinnies! I love this tee because it’s understated, but, I think, clear enough that most people will get it. I also like the placement of the glasses – a little higher would have been very awkward. :P

    Unexpected layers sounds fun. I also like Amy’s idea about sparkly clothes. I think choosing a specific color could be fun too. Or really challenge us – like red & green together.

  • Carly November 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Such great suggestions for colored bottoms! I need to get a photo tonight and hopefully I’ll get a post linked up tomorrow or Wed. I have green skinnies, maroon khaki style pants, and purple ankle pants. They are really versatile!

    I was going to suggest something with sequins and sparkle, too – might be fun to remix the sparkles for everyday instead of just for parties!

  • Felicia November 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    I love your colors here. I was trying to find a recent post where I wore colored bottoms but only found tan and white. Boo! I have red jeans but can’t find them. Your options are so great.

  • Amy G November 22, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    I tried wearing colored pants with a patterned shirt in the same color family this week, inspired by your photos above, and it worked! I wanted to wear my purple pants (which I successfully altered this week to fit better) with something patterned, and tried a plaid shirt with similar colors in it. I really liked it! These remixes are definitely good inspiration for shopping our closets. :)

  • Caitlin Author November 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Such fun looks, ladies! And I LOVE the idea of sequins and sparkles. Y’all never fail to inspire me.

  • Vicki @ WITC November 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Stopping by from WIWW! Happy Thanksgiving! I love these four outfits, such a great way to mix up your wardrobe.

    <3 Vicki

    • Caitlin Author November 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Vicki! Have a great Thanksgiving :)

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