Our best-kept style secret? The ClosetSpace virtual styling service. Urban Darling’s stylists work their magic in our closets to put together looks using clothes we already own. So, we turned to the pros to share even more of their style wisdom. This week, stylist Heather Strouse walks us through the very best ways to make palazzo pants work for you:

When comfort and style collide, palazzo pants are often involved. Another fabulous aspect of palazzo pants is that they fit various body shapes and styles. While this style is flowy and designed to drape against the body, it can still be very slimming and flattering to the eye. Not every slimming or sexy style needs to be tight or skimpy. There is certainly something to be said for the elegant and understated.

Palazzo pants look great in a solid color, but for added style it is great to pick up palazzo pants with a bold color or floral pattern to pair with different wardrobe pieces in your closet. They are best accessorized with jewelry that is dangly and flowy, resembling all the elements of the palazzo style. When it comes to matching shoes to your palazzo pants, versatility is the answer! It is easy to switch from heels to flat sandals while keeping your entire outfit intact.

Here are some fabulous suggestions on how to style your palazzo pants:

With…a Mixed Print Top


Take your style outside of the box and blend patterns with your palazzo pants. Add a bright blazer to take this blended pattern look to a professional level.

With…a Maxi Dress


Pair a high-slit dress with palazzo pants for an unexpected and fun mix. Top it off with a blazer for a more professional look to wear during the day. Try coupling a high-slit dress with palazzo pants and a black lace blazer.

With…a Crop Top or Tank Top


This is a great look for a fun date or a day of shopping. A tank top makes the look more casual and go-anywhere, while still stylish and comfortable.

With…a Vest or Shawl


Style with a tank top, vest, and belt for a dressy look that’s perfect for a casual business meeting or a fun lunch date! Switch to a shawl for a cozy style that is great for a play or movie. A bright colored shawl that matches a color in your palazzo pants will tie the look together!

With…a Blouse or Denim Shirt


Paired with a white, gauze blouse, this is a great beach or pool look. Pair this look with some fashionable flat sandals. Or, a denim shirt is a fabulous blend of dressy and casual for those parent-teacher meetings at school, a day of shopping, or lunch with friends!

With…a Boho Top or Band Tee


A boho top takes comfortable to the ultimate level when styled with palazzo pants. You can also dress those palazzo pants down with your favorite band tank top. This is perfect for errands or casual happy hour with friends.

With…a Denim or Leather Jacket


Add a denim jacket on top of your band tee for those cool evenings or brisk mornings. Or, swap out the denim jacket for a leather blazer if you’re looking to get a bit more dressed up for a night out on the town!

Thanks so much for the tips, Heather! For more of her styling expertise, be sure to book your very own virtual styling session!