Hammer Time: Harem Pants are Back

We’ve long believed that some trends should come with an instruction manual. Among the current styles in the hard-to-master mix? Boyfriend jeans, jumpsuits and—one we’ve most recently added to our wardrobe—harem pants. Indeed, the baggy bottoms that made waves in 1990’s “U Can’t Touch This” video are set to be big through spring, and we can’t wait to wear them. Their how-to, in short? It’s all about balance. We’ll pair them with slim-fit tops (sometimes cropped, sometimes not) to break up their volume, or ultra-structured blazers to counter their ease. As for when we plan to throw them on? Before running to work or running errands, or—if we’re feeling nostalgic—before doing the running man.