Before these fun, minty duds, all my pants were a boring denim blue. I loved brightly colored pants, but I thought it was one of those trends that looked great on other people–certainly not something I could pull off. One day while shopping in downtown, I was feeling brave and spied these pastel green skinnies at Zara. On a whim, I tried them on. I figured I was shopping by myself–I wouldn’t have to show anyone. If I looked like a complete doofus, no one would see. Shh. It’d be my little secret. But when I tried them on I thought, “Hey, I don’t look like total idiot! I actually look kinda cute!” And I swiftly fell in love. So if you haven’t tried brightly colored pants yet, I suggest you do it! If you’re a little shy, try some colors that aren’t the same ol’ denim blue, but still feel comfortable. Like oxblood (very trendy for fall), a different kind of blue (baby, dark teal, turquoise), or a dark orange.