I bought these feisty little cords back in ’10. The sales people in Gap thought I was crazy for buying red pants. But little did they know everyone and their toddlers would be wearing colored pants in the next 18 months. Of course I felt a little crazy, too. I remember being nervous wearing them to the office for the first time. Were my co-workers eyes going to bleed? Would I be sent home at lunch to change into something less flashy? Truth be told I spent most of the day behind my desk. I’m not even sure if I left to get lunch for fear of someone making a comment at my bright legs.
It’s funny to think back to how shy I was about colored cords and now how I’ve embraced them full force. I mean I went from hiding behind my desk to selling them online. If that’s not full circle, I don’t know what is.
Love this look!!! The top and pants go together like ramma lamma lamma Ka dinga da dinga dong. Yep I just quoted Grease.
How funny that you bought them 2 years ago, and now colored pants are EVERYWHERE. I bought flowered jeans RIGHT before they exploded, and now I'm a little mad I didn't wait for something cheaper.
love the scarf 🙂
This is such a bold outfit! I love the colors and patterns you've chosen. And those lovely, lovely boots and bag. Kendi, you are one lucky gal.
"Were my co-workers eyes going to bleed?" Lol.
That is so funny! I totally know what you mean tho! I remember being like that with skinny jeans like 10 years ago. I felt like such a weirdo wearing them. Now thats almost all I own! Weird how style and what you are comfortable in changes. And what a trailblazer you were…buying red pants before they were big. You fashionista you.
Love this outfit! That polka dot scarf is adorable! xx.
Great bag and boots! I like this outfit very much :)http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com
Adorable Kendi! 🙂 I am a Gap Associate part time and probably did judge the people who bought these. 😉 bet they were an item after the person left and we were closing down we were like "wow someone bought THAT product today!!" 😉 BUT obvi you were way smarter!! Great look Kendi!
Love this! That scarf is so cute
Beautiful! Yes, because of you I have purchased a lot of colored pants 🙂
love coral! and love your scarf! loved reading your post from 2010!
I remember these red cords so well. People were so freaked out by them. Now I wish I had a purchased a pair with a freakin' employee discount! #hindsight
I love everything about this outfit! So cute!!
Okay… finally, I'm giving in and asking– What's the secret to your curls? Just a plain ol' curling iron, or do you have a trick? Please do tell!
That scarf is the perfect compliment to the striped blouse! That is so crazy about the Gap people and now what has come around 🙂 You psychic fashionista you
I love absolutely everything about this. I would have never thought red and brown would look this good together!
great outfit! I want that bag!
This is such a cute outfit! I LOVE the red chords and the scarf is just so cute and so perfect with this whole look.
love those boots!
Love your outfit!! These red pants are awesome!! 🙂
Wonderful and Marvelous
I love your whole outfit- that blouse is fantastic and love the cords with the boots!! I just ordered red jeans (finally!) and I can't wait to get them!
you look so lovely kendi
I love red pants too. They are wearable with so many tops! I have a striped sweater in these colors and you've inspired me to pair it with red jeans. Thanks Kendi!!
Good for you! I don't think I would have been as brave back then. Love the pattern on the scarf and the combo with your cardigan!
you look great, I'm that girl at my office also always wearing bold colors
I love this look on you! The colors are great and all the different patterns are just perfect. I looked at that scarf yesterday when Gap was having the big sale but decided to wait.
Great fall outfit!! I love it!
The red pants tucked in the brown knee high boots is a chic combination!
I love red and camel together! I have some red cords and love them!
Beautiful color of outfit!
So feminine. I love that nude/neutral shirt paired with the pop of red. Plus the red lip, it's fantastic.
Cords are sometimes awkward, but you make them look majestic.
Great look! Love the reds. 🙂
xo – Sheila
Looks like Valentines Day came a little early, i love it!
x's & o's
Technically, is not full circle, more like, arch. :p (full circle would return your attitude to the one you originally had).
Super cute outfit regardless, though. I love the pattern mix. 🙂
Just bought some red jeans at Gap last week and thought to myself "Oh! Kendi and I are wearing the same pants!" But alas they are two years apart… Fashion sure does recycle! 🙂 Lookin great as usual! (P.S. – what is the lip color?)
Full circle indeed! Way to spot the trend before it was a trend!
Love the coloured cords!!
Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca
Love the subtle mix of prints. And awesome color palette! 🙂 Nailed it.
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Loving your outfit! You really do have the best mix of colored denim and blouses! Such great essentials to have!
Polka dots, stripes & boots…I think I'm in love with this outfit! 🙂
lovely outfit 🙂 I absolutely love red pants – they add the right amount of kick to your day…
Love the scarf! So cute 🙂
You had me at "red"! I know what you mean about everyone and their toddlers wearing red pants (lol) but they're still my favorite of all my colored jeans/cords. Loooove the way you styled them. Love!
I almost wore pretty much the same outfit today! But the weather in Southern California is still too warm. Love the color combo though!
This outfit is perfection! The way the scarf brings it all together! Loving it.
Those boots are amazing! You are so beautiful!
They look amazing and its fab how the bright color is echoed in your lipstick choice.
I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.
your hair looks fantastic!
I'm seeing colored pants everywhere and they are here to stay! I just might invest in a red pair. So glad you took a risk and embraced your style. I'm also really digging that scarf!
Red pants are always a good idea! Love your hair in this post!
love those boots and pants! 🙂
Evolution of Style
This outfit is absolutely perfection! Love the red and the polka dot combo so much!
Great outfit! Love the red & brown combo. You were just way ahead of trends 🙂
Love the way you tied it all together with the scarf and the pin. Makes me want to swirl a big pretty scarf around myself right now!
Totally love how you paired everything in this outfit. So pretty, also I love colored cords. I almost impulse bought a pair from target last week!
You look so gorgeous in red! I'm loving that pretty scarf!
xo Heather http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/
Awesome outfit. Love the brown and red.
Ps can you do another hair tutorial? It is looking so great these days!
It is funny to think how fully the whole world seems to have embraced brightly colored legs!
So jealous you're able to wear a scarf and boots…still not cool enough here in CA 🙁 Absolutely love that blouse. Especially paired with the red pants!
The killer red pants! Love them!
I LOVE polka dots mixed with your stripes! And the red and tan is the perfect combo!
I love red pants! They are awesome and can totally make an outfit. I hope they stay around for a long time!
Boots and scarves!
haha you have come full circle.
oh this may be one of my favorite outfits ever!!! Red and scarves and boots!!!
YAY for bright colors in fall! I was counting on you to be my inspiration for this! 🙂
I literally wore this same outfit yesterday. A pair of red jeans & a gold and beige striped camp shirt-it was my thanksgiving day outfit because it's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. Seriously I feel so hip right now. I always admire what you wear. Keep on keepin' on! I love your style.
Those pants are awesome. You started the trend girl! Babies are wearing bright threads on their bums because of you! Feel proud. 🙂
This is my favorite outfit yet! I have to make it out to your store! Just a short drive for me. 🙂
I love this combination you have going on here! I clean out my closet all the freaking time (small living places tend to make you do that), but I've started to think about how I need to save things that might be out of style but will come back some day. Your post today has inspired me to comb through my closet with a more critical eye! Gracias!
Stop being awesome, Kendi. Sincerelly, me.
Ha, kidding. Loved your outfit! x
Love this outfit! So classic, but just enough quirk to make your unique style.
gorgeous! It took me a LONG time to jump on the colored jeans train! haha.
xo, elle from Living
Why are you so damn cute all the time?
Sarah's Real Life
my first colored pants [since like, 5th grade] were a pair of red skinnies. the first day I wore them to work I was so paranoid someone would say something… but all I got was complements! now they are my go-to pants when I need a little boost of confidence… go figure. red pants forever!
I love the red pants on you!! I have these super bright yellow pants that i tend to hide from people with… Maybe i should be brave like you and 'sell' them online too 😀
Love the color combo going on here! Those cords are adorable and I love the polka dot scarf, so fun 🙂
Great look ! Those cords are such a great staple for fall. You always look gorg – how was NOLA??
so cute! i love how you do your hair!
One of my all time favorites! You look beautiful friend.
Love this outfit so much. It's so beautiful!!!!
love your polka dots with stripes!!!! so cute girl!
This is one of the cutest outfits I've seen ever on your blog! I love it, and Kendi, you're a trendsetter!!
Love the scarf
I love this! Great scarf and blouse too.
that's a funny story! but love the color and how you combined them. . .
I love your pants. I would wear them but probably hide behind something for awhile as well till I could adjust to them. 🙂
Love all the bold red in this look…so fun for fall!
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
Love, love this color combination!
Love the red polka dots in the scarf matching with your pants 🙂
love the colors of the scarf!
I need that Bloom Blouse ASPAP. Going to see if I can buy it online. Love it!
Ahhhh nicely done !
You look spectacular 🙂
I love the little co-ordinating touches in this outfit. Beautiful as always Kendi. 🙂
I felt the same way when I wore my coral pants for the 1st time! I LOVE This color on you! It has so much life!
Oddly enough, the Gap email I received in my inbox this morning featured a tan and red striped dress. Kismet. Love this combination and I love full circles that have happy endings on the other side. 🙂
That polka dot scarf is just TOO cute! Love it! xo
Seriously Kendi? I don't think you can get any cuter.
Your legs look so loooong. Jealous! I totally love the red cords, and that adorable scarf just ties everything together.
Love your outfit! Especially the polka dot scarf.
This is the most perfect outfit. I looked at it and thought "Valentine's Day!" but in the sense that I'm in love with it. K, I'm done. 🙂
I really like your scarf from GAP
I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this outfit! Beautiful.
I totally love your today's look, kendie. Great combination of patterns.
I didn't realize I have been following your blog that long! After you blogged about getting these pants I ran to Gap and bought them too. People told me I was brave then for wearing them and now they all have red pants. So thank you for helping me convince people that I am brave.
mmmmm red and camel.
So many things to love…that fiery red, the polka/stripes combo…those boots!
Hi Kendi! I was wondering if you could tell me what lipstick you are wearing in this post. I have been looking for a color like that for ages and love it! Thank you!
I love finding gems like this in your closer!
looking good! love the red- is it just me or has fall brought out a bit of french in your style. You are looking very Parisan lately 🙂
Gathering in the crotch area-CT
Love todays post 🙂 thanks for sharing!!
oooh.. i am currently going through the nervous phase.. i bought a pair of red jeans 2 months back coz i loved the red of it the moment i saw it in the store for sale but i still cant find the guts to wear them at work.. ur post has really inspired me and i hope i will be able to show off my red soon.. :)) xoxo..
i was about to buy that scarf!! and now i really want it after seeing it on you!! 🙂
Sandy a la Mode
I know it's funny how colored used to be so scary to me and now I would wear them in a heartbeat. How the times have changed!
Love how the red pants brings out the red of the polka Dot in the scarf.
The perfect casual fall look!
xo, Christina www.thestylestorm.com
ARGH!!!! I will PAY you for that scarf!!! Of course, now that I've "pinned" you in this outfit and bought my red pants, that scarf is SOLD OUT!!!!! I know…be creative…find one you like as much…sorry, no can do. This scarf was made for me…so, name your price 🙂
FAVORITE outfit ever!! Seriously-you look amazing in these colors together. You make the red pants look like they totally belong and aren't a crazy trend. Love it!
How cute is this outfit?! I felt the same way about colored cords and jeans. "How will people react when I wear them?" Now, just like you, I embrace them! Red? electric yellow? Don't mind if I do! xoxo, Megan of J'adore Lucy
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Can I just have the whole outfit? Lol LOVE it! 🙂
Love this outfit!!! The red pants the scarf everything!! and the flower on the scarf its just so pretty!! Hugs xoxo Fe
I love the bag too! Kendi, can you tell us what style it is from Hobo??
I'm sorta thinking that Polka Dots and Stripes were MADE for you. You already style them so perfectly. Loving this outfit – naturally… Great job!
Thank you so much for posting so often, you are an inspiration of mine and I find whenever I am in a fashion rut I come to you. You lead me out of the pot hole and bring me into a gorgeously dressed world.
I love this look! Having red skinny jeans, I now know what to do with my sweater of similar stripe colors! Thanks for the inspiration!
love how you've added an extra zing to the outfit with the flower pin. you can totally rock all the trends…
I love the mix & match red. Polka dots, strips, & the cords. AWESOME.