pink pants party

calivintage: pink pants

i was especially busy this weekend shooting street style at the outside lands festival, but before all the madness began, this is one of the outfits i wore to go out for breakfast with the boy. and i’m wearing pink pants! they make me feel like beck from his album midnight vultures. an awesome album, for sure, but when you open the cd there is a glorious photo of beck in a pair of bright pink pants that made my teenage heart melt. so when j brand recently contacted me and asked if i’d like to pick a pair of jeans from their haute hues collection, you had better bet i went straight for the 811 in fuchsia!

when i first got them in the mail, i was a little uncertain if i’d be able to pull off such a bright pair of pants, but i’ve actually already worn them several times. the go to outfit usually includes a breton stripe shirt, simple pumps, and a pair of cat eye glasses. but today i thought i’d add a bit more color with this mustard cardigan, and i anchored it together with a cream shirt and simple brown accessories. definitely an eye catching color combination that’s fun to wear on a sunny afternoon.

shirt: thrifted vintage silk blouse
sweater: j.crew dream cardigan
pants: j brand 811 in fuchsia
shoes: kork ease bette wedges
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
sunglasses: karen walker number six

calivintage: pink pants
calivintage: pink pants
calivintage: pink pants
calivintage: pink pants
calivintage: pink pants

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83 Responses to pink pants party

  1. CoCoon August 15, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Oooh lala what a fresh and exciting colour!
    You inspire me to break out my grey, red & navy safety zone Erin.
    These look too good not to try!

  2. tiffany. August 15, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    good colors here my dear! those pants are GREAT!!!


  3. chrysso August 15, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Gotta tell u – Im loving every little thing about this outfit. Hot pick, muted cardy and amazing round tourtoise shell shades. epic. ck :) x

  4. Gracie August 15, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Perfect on you! Girl crush!

  5. Kirsten August 15, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Has to be one of my favorite outfits.

  6. eat.sleep.wear. August 15, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    OMGEE. One of my fav looks. The colors here are amazing, fun and FRESH! xo, Kim

  7. the other emily August 15, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    I LOVE this – I always love your vintage looks, but it’s fun to see you in something more ‘modern’ every now an again too. I love this bold color combination, and the cream blouse is just the perfect piece to tie it all together. I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for some bright pants this weekend – I’m hoping to find some bright coral or red jeans, but we’ll see what the thrifting gods have to offer. :)

  8. Samantha August 15, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Ahhh. Those pants are killer. And the mustard yellow with them, plus the basic collared shirt…color blocking at its best. Love it!

  9. Hannah August 15, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Oh my, you look painfully cute in those pants!! I love that you chose a more muted color cardigan to go with them. And that background is awesome!

  10. Meena Dhuga August 15, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    this outfit is divine! so many amazing colours! :D
    lovely outfit!

    Meena ♥

  11. Fabiana Oh August 15, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Too cute! Love the Color Contrast!

  12. Scarlet L August 15, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    those pants look lovely on you! I have never even considered such bright bottoms, but you make them seem so effortlessly chic that I don’t even notice the color of the pants so much as the greatness of the overall look.

  13. Vicky August 15, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    The clash of colours is stunning, and your glasses are literally my idea of a perfect pair of sunglasses x

  14. kitsune-kun August 15, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    This outfit is perfect! love the blouse buttoned all the way up in neutral to tone down the electric pink! so cute!

  15. Lindsey Soup August 15, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Oh I love the mural you’re standing in front of! The colorful outfit just seems to fit!

    Lindsey Soup

  16. Madame Dessert August 15, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Really nice this pant!

  17. Amanda August 15, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    These pants are amazing, as is that wall you’re in front of! And oh man you have just made me remember my love for Beck, and I think I’m going to go listen to him right now.

  18. steffy August 15, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    you have done it again :) the pants look amazing with the color of the cardi. i love this outfit, one of my favs but i say that every time!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  19. marissa (styleboo) August 15, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    probably my favorite outfit you’ve worn.

  20. Dylana Suarez August 15, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Gorgeous color combo!


  21. lyndsay! August 15, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    like it alot alot : )

  22. Dom August 15, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Oh you look so cute. The colors go so well together.

  23. Meghan August 15, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    you look grevt, I looove those pants and the whole outfit :)


  24. Prettygreentea August 15, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Wow wee, you look fab !!

  25. Jennifer August 15, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I love that color. I tried on some similar looking ones in wool from J.Crew. The color was cute, and spot on with the pair you are wearing, but I think I’d like denim more than wool. Great choice with the mustard and the blouse!

  26. Heather, 29 Skirts August 15, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    LOVE these colors together! I’ve been doing some freelance copywriting for J Brand lately, so I was excited to see you wearing a pair of their jeans =D They look great on you!

  27. Katie August 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    oh my god i LOVE this. love love love. the colors are better than perfect together. BETTER!

  28. Aaliyah August 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I love those pants=)

  29. jooleedoh August 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Wow! srsly one of my favorite outfits i’ve seen on you!

  30. franca maisha August 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    aaaaah omg I love these shots, you look amazing! the pants combined with the beautiful yellow cardigan looks great on you :) I swear you’re one of my fav bloggers ever!!!

    have a great day sweety!


  31. naomi August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    you look fucking awesome. thats all im going say.

  32. Rachel Jones August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Pink and orange together is one of my fave combos!

  33. Vanessa August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Love the color blocking. Those pants, the sharp collar on your blouse, the mustard yellow… swoon!

  34. stefania August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    i loooove the colors!!!

  35. ronan August 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    absolutely love the colour contrasts in this! xxx

  36. Flower Child Vintage August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    i very nearly bought pink pants the other day and left them after careful thought. now, i wish i hadn’t.

  37. Danielle August 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Insanely in lust with everything about this outfit! The pink pants knock my socks off! You look amazing!

  38. Erin August 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Erin, you’re making me want to rush out and buy some hot pink pants. This is a problem because I’m 99% sure that they’d never look as cute on me as they do on you. Thanks for helping me consider new fashion possibilities!

  39. Chaucee August 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    I really like this new look! It’s different than what you normally post.

  40. Kelsey Genna August 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    those are my kind of pants!
    your adorable x

  41. Phoi August 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Nothing to add except, yes, this rocks.

  42. Cheryl August 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    MAN OH MAN! I absolutely LOVE this!!! I need to get me somma those pants! I am always wanting to add a pop of color to my outfit but feel like I can’t pull it off. You do it so well! I love the color combinations here. Just everything about this! One of my favourite posts of yours in a while (well, I love everything you wear but this is awesome!) So so good! <3

  43. Hannah August 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Love it! I’ve owned several pairs of pink jeans, although unfortunately I’ve grown out of my favorite pair. I think I’ll have to hunt some down for next winter now :)
    Coloured denim is so fun.

  44. Leah - What Indie Nights? August 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    What a colour explosion!
    Such a nice surprise to open this link when the trend lately has been pastels, whites, pretties and simples.
    While those are all lovely, of course, sometimes you just need a punch-in-the-face of bright colour.
    Thank you!

  45. Thessa August 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    That’s just too perfect! I love the color combination :)

  46. lisa August 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    hurro, i’ve never commented before but this outfit definitely deserves one. love it.

  47. melissa August 16, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    i think this is my favorite outfit of your ever! i like you in pants. :) and that blouse is amazing! i can’t believe you found it at a thrift store! i’m so jealous

  48. melissa August 16, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    also, where are you in these pictures?

    • erin (calivintage) August 16, 2011 at 8:26 am #

      it’s just a little parking alcove behind some businesses near my house. it’s very hidden away, but i live right by it, so we pass by all the time.

  49. herecomesthesunblog August 16, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    This is my favourite outfit of yours ever ever ever! I want to recreate the entire thing. You look amazing. I love all the colours together and the whole look. Wow.

  50. Julia August 16, 2011 at 4:07 am #

    like the outfit :) the cardigan is very nice !

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  51. Vi August 16, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Only you can pull off all these colors! Love!

  52. valentina August 16, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    nice combination, like your style;)

  53. maria ramona August 16, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    gotta tell you i ADORE this outfit. i love those colors together. love love love!

  54. maria ramona August 16, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    and i thought i recognized the walll in the background– the old italian restaurtant on univeristy by any chance?

    • erin (calivintage) August 16, 2011 at 8:24 am #

      no, but it could be the same artist! this is a little parking alcove behind some businesses near my house in oakland!

  55. Chic Geek August 16, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    Great cardigan, cute jeans :)

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  56. Sher August 16, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    I have a pair of pink pants like yours! Definitely goin to try to recreate this look:)


  57. Ginta August 16, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    It’s so unusual to see you wearing pants! :) They look perfect! And I really love colors here too! Pink and mustard looks so good together!

  58. Meanz August 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    This color combination is fabulous! I love mustard and pink!

  59. Amy August 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Such a cute outfit, would never of thought about wearing pink and mustard together but they go well. x

  60. olive green anna August 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    You look marvelous in blocks of color! Wonderful.


  61. Caroline August 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Yes! You can definitely pull off those pants. And with such a neutral top, it doesn’t look odd at all. I think they’re pretty amazingly honestly.

  62. Caitlin August 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Your pants are amazing! Love how vibrant they are. I would never have thought to pair mustard yellow with such a bold neon but the combination totally works.

  63. Laurel August 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Woah. This is my kind of outfit. I LOVE pink jeans! You look adorable and my red jeans want to hang out with your pink ones.

  64. Monique August 17, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Very unexpected! Quite love it though…way to go bold or go home.

  65. Xueer C. August 17, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Love the pink jeans! ;)
    with love,

  66. Jamie Rose August 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Those pink pants look awesome on you! I really love how the yellow cardigan contrasts with them. You look great! Love the styling

  67. Bianca August 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    this look is perfection

    you are perfect! thanks for helping coordinate my pink pants, somedays IDK WHAT TO DO!

    :D ty

  68. Ashley/Offbeatorbit August 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    This is by far one of my favorite looks. You should really wear bright colors more often, everything just pops so well!

  69. Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar August 18, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Amazing color mix!

  70. Kathryn August 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Mustard and hot pink – who knew! I love mustard – mustard & teal, mustard & purple, mustard & turquoise but I think your combination beats them all, I love it!

  71. Georgina Lowen August 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    OH MY GOODNESS! I am in LOVE with your outfit! I love it so much. Thank you for sharing this, it is very inspiring!


  72. Victoria / Justice Pirate August 19, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    Pants! That’s how I know you best I think. YOu rock pants like NO ONE. amazing. These are really great.

  73. aliya August 20, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    Absolutely adorable!!! Love it!

    xx Aliya

  74. Frk.Festli August 20, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    absolutely gorgeous!

  75. Kate August 20, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Love your outfit! So cute and quirky, love the bold colour blocking! Plus that background is amazing!

  76. Tikkitiboo + Ahka August 21, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Great combination – you’ve pulled off the pants well! I love the mural behind you – it looks so bright and cheerful!
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  77. EliseT August 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    You look amazing in this outfit!

  78. Megan November 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    The best way to carry off a bright colored bottom like fuchsia is to team it up with a subdued top. For me, I would call it absolutely fresh and lively, perfect for a proper vintage look. The bold combination looks lovely with the painted background depicting an open river-side restaurant.


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