Anyone can throw on black pants or jeans but the Colourful Style Personality treats coloured pants like they’re black pants or jeans!  It’s that easy.  I blogged about it early on when I was trying to convince a special someone that yellow pants are a neutral.  Though I think any coloured pants will add style to your wardrobe, in this exploration of “essential” pieces of a colourful wardrobe, I wanted to narrow it down and thusly I do declare that PRIMARY PANTS are absolutely essential for the colourful wardrobe!  I’m not talking navy and I’m not talking mustard and I’m not talking burgundy.  I’m talking bold blue, bright yellow and poppy red.

I currently have pants in two of the three colours and if I weren’t busy trying to keep my kids alive this weekend, I’d be at the thrift store today looking for red pants.  I had red pants…

I loved the colour of these pants, obv, but the fit was not great.  They bagged out within 20 minutes and just didn’t spark joy.  You know the rest of the story.  Now, just like I scan the racks for green shoes and colourful print scarves, I always wander past the pants hunting for red.  I can be patient.  Sooner or later, I know I will find another pair.  Meanwhile, I celebrate that I recently found a replacement for my cobalt blue chinos that I donated a while ago…

A lot has changed since then… why did I donate that sweater?!! #regret  And man my kids’ photography has really improved!

Here’s my replacement, along with better photography!

Cobalt pants $4, cobalt shoes $5.50, olive top $2, olive cardi $3.50, cobalt bracelet $2.10, cobalt earrings $4 and cobalt tassel pendant by She Does Create.

I’ll be busting out these cobalt beauties again this upcoming week for BRIGHT BLAZER WEEK!

Bright Blazer Week
I’m pretty sure some of my bright blazers want to go on a date with cobalt pants! Check out the Tuesday Try Pinterest Board for inspiration and GO THRIFTING if necessary. Needs must!

Meanwhile, I styled my yellow pants anew, inspired by J Crew’s Fall emphasis on yellow and blush…

Yellow pants B.T. (Before Thrifting), Simply Vera Wang blush shell $2.50, grey cardi $2.50, Hispanitas shoes $17 and necklace B.T.
Yellow pants B.T. (Before Thrifting), Simply Vera Wang blush shell $2.50, grey cardi $2.50, Hispanitas shoes $17 and necklace B.T.
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I had to add the cardi because winter.

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Hmmm, apparently my kids still need to work on focusing the camera a bit more!  Anyhoo, you get the idea: yellow pants = AWESOME!  And now we know:

  1. the essential mustard cardi
  2. the essential accessory
  3. the essential shoe
  4. the essential scarf
  5. the essential pants

And hopefully you’re well on your way to a colourful (thrifted) wardrobe!

If you have to wear pants, make them PRIMARY PANTS!
If you have to wear pants, make them PRIMARY PANTS!

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