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Weekly steal: J.Crew pant in stretch twill

Whether you need instant colour for a holiday party outfit, or to brighten up your bland winter wardrobe, these pants will update your sea-of-black closet in an instant.

The Minnie pant in stretch twill, J.Crew

What it is: The Minnie pant in stretch twill, $91.50, J.Crew.

How to wear it: These pants will update your sea-of-black closet in an instant. Think you can’t wear them with your seasoned favourites? Think again. Take a page from Jenna’s style book, and pair these brightly hued pants with a well-tailored blazer, chambray shirt and pumps for a fun take on work wear, or tone it down with ballet flats, a neutral (think: camel or gray) v-neck sweater and a gold hardware adorned leather belt. 

Why we love it: Hot on the heels of Pantone naming tangerine tango one of their fashion colours for 2012, you’ll be ahead of the style curve with these slacks. The built-in two-way stretch makes them super-comfortable. So, whether you need some pop for the holiday party circuit (even Lauren Hutton has them on her wish list), or to brighten up winter weekday meetings, they’re an investment piece that you can wear for day or night. (Now, how many of your black slacks can say that?) This style is also available in petite sizes ensuring that even the under 5’4″ set can show off the cropped leg silhouette. This classic cut is flattering – no matter your size – now that’s something to cheer about.