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Wear the trend: Colorful, chic pants

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No matter what cut you choose, this summer is full of vibrant, classic pants. From teal to red to magenta, add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe with these colorful, statement-making looks.

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Slim style

Go bold with this Ann Klein Collection Double Crepe Slim Pant in persimmon ($69). Add a simple white T-shirt and tailored black blazer to complete the look this summer.

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Denim dream

Flaunt a more casual look this summer with Lauren Jeans Co. Modern Straight Ankle Jeans ($90). These colored jeans feature a slim, straight leg with a hint of stretch. Pair them with a sheer floral blouse and cami for soft summer style.

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Tropical comfort

Who said fashion can’t be comfortable?! J. Crew’s Hutton Stretch-Cotton Wide-leg pants ($170) are the perfect example of chic summer fashion. The high-waisted, '70s-inspired silhouette can be paired with a bright, fun top -- try a bright blue tank for a refreshing summer look.

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Wear the rainbow

When it comes to pants this summer, the brighter, the better. The Gap offers spunky style in the 1969 Skimmer Legging Jeans ($60). Choose from trendy colors like blue streak, tangelo, lemon drop and red. Dress up these legging jeans with a sequined tank on top, or play it safe with a comfy, casual T-shirt and flats.

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Chic sateen

This summer, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of pants. Check out the Drew Stretch Sateen Ankle Pant ($55) from The Limited. The crisp cuffs add a tailored look to these casual, yet stylish trousers. Opt for vibrant shades like pink, teal or even a fun floral print.

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Pleated perfection

Make a statement in these Classiques Entier ‘Malin’ Pleated & Cuffed Ankle Pants from Nordstrom ($168). Wear these powder-blue pants to the office, or for an afternoon shopping spree. This cute, colorful and comfortable pair of pants will become a summertime staple.

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