Houlihan J Brand - still fashionable in s/s '11?

beauxgoris

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What's the thought on these for s/s '11? Will you still wear yours? Or will they look really passe?
 
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I think they will still be in :smile: I love them (don't own them) and think they are casual with just a little edge.
 

VeraC

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Great question! I tried on a pair today at Anthropologie and loved them! So comfy and flattering too, in my opinion (plus they were marked down to only $100). I didn't buy them though because I didn't want to to jump on the bandwagon if the bandwagon has passed.
 

hugable

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That is a great price! Designers always want you to keep buying things so would not surprise me if they are on a "out" list. But if you like them, then You should continue to wear them. Actually, I see this style as very popular to the point J Brand has waxy texture for fall so hey, maybe will be trend that stays. ;)
 

beauxgoris

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^^Interesting - I haven't seen those new waxy texture ones.

Just trying to decide if I should stick with my one pair - or buy now (off season for the cotton) while the price is 50% less.
 

beauxgoris

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That is a great price! Designers always want you to keep buying things so would not surprise me if they are on a "out" list. But if you like them, then You should continue to wear them. Actually, I see this style as very popular to the point J Brand has waxy texture for fall so hey, maybe will be trend that stays. ;)
I totally agree with this, but it's still 100 bucks I don't want to spend if there are some other "new" hot pants this spring. They do fit so well though!
 

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^^Interesting - I haven't seen those new waxy texture ones.

Just trying to decide if I should stick with my one pair - or buy now (off season for the cotton) while the price is 50% less.
Helping out w/a link to see the wax version...if you look over to the left side of the site, you will also see it modeled w/a top and accessories:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3122347?origin=keywordsearch&resultback=0

J Brand also has a sateen version of the Houlihans in black, charcoal, (and I think the third color is brown?) :shrugs: I've never tried either version (wax/sateen), but I've seen it at my local nordstrom so yeah, IA w/hugable that it could be a trend that extends longer than the norm since J Brand continues to manufacture the Houlihan, but mixes it up/keeps it fresh w/different fabric choices.
 

Tamarind

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They are very comfortable and flattering, so I don't view mine as a fashion or trendy item so much as a staple. I would keep wearing mine so long as they are still comfortable and flattering.
 

woody

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I just ordered a pair - hope they are not 'out'. But to be honest it doesn't really bother me, as tamarind mentioned my thinking is if they are flattering on me I am going to wear what looks good on me, not what's in fashion that's going to make me look like a fashion victim.

Every review I have read of women of all shapes and sizes has universally said the houlihans make them look great. Can't wait for my first pair to arrive (olive green).
 

bagsforme

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I think they'll be around for awhile. They look like cargo's to me and they've been around forever.

I have seen them on sale now, last year they were never on sale.
 

michelle4444

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I love them! I didn't want to spend $200+ on a pair and have them go out of style, so I ended up purchasing a pair from FOREVER21 in black and green and they fit like a glove :smile: Plus, they were only $24.00 for each pair. I love them and I think they will totally be in for spring!