This past Saturday as I was strolling across a parking lot, I looked up and saw a tall, gorgeous blond woman wearing bright yellow wide-leg pants and a fitted kelly green tshirt up top. My first reaction, literally as I stopped to stare, was: Oh good god woman, this is awful. But seconds later, as she strode with confidence to her destination (a local brewery beer hall), I realized: this totally works. And I’m serious, after that shock wore off, this girl looked really good. It was both ballsy and endlessly elegant, made so much more so because this was her chosen Saturday outfit amongst a sea of jeans and frumpy sweaters. 

The photo above captures the look perfectly — and shows how you can pull off a pair of yellow (or any color) wide-legs (increasingly in style, btdubs) by throwing on a fitted, neutral top.