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Brooklyn Decker Wearing Leather Pants | February 2013

Drawstring Pants Get a Dressed-Up (Brooklyn Decker-Approved) Makeover

We loved the entire outfit Brooklyn Decker wore when visiting the Fox Studios in NYC, but it was her Tribune Standard Drawstring Leather Pants ($449, originally $1,495) that made us do a double take. This slick leather iteration is a far cry from the drawstring pants of the '80s and '90s (or the ones we wore in the high school locker room). They're the perfect blend of sporty cool and comfort, and Brooklyn added just the right pieces, including Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps, to put a pulled-together spin on her leather pants. Looking to do the same? Brooklyn's exact pair is 70 percent off at Shopbop, but even if that's a little steep, you can still channel the effect with a few of our favorite drawstring trousers — and our tips for crafting the same cool look.

  • Look to Brooklyn and sport your drawstring pants with a blazer (in any color you desire) to give your outfit a structured-meets-slouchy feel.
  • If your drawstring pants are in a solid print, add a printed top to further your outfit interest, just like Brooklyn did. If they're printed, stick to sleek blouses and button-downs in solid hues to let your statement trousers take the focus.
  • Pumps, like Brooklyn's, will give your trousers a sophisticated feel; for an edgier vibe, try booties or caged sandals.
  • Don't forget the power of accessories. Work your drawstring pants with a basic tee, and you can easily dress them up with a statement necklace, drop earrings, or stacked bangles.

Check out our editors' favorite drawstring pants

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