Guys, I am such a trendsetter. I've been wearing colored pants since I was like, three years old…and now they're suddenly all the rage. I always knew I belonged on a runway. My mom seriously used to put my sister and I in pant colors to match the season. Red or pink for Valentine's Day, green for Christmas, pastels for Easter. If colored pants remind you of childhood, too, and have you a little wary about how to pull it off in an adult/professional setting…fear not. You CAN wear colored pants without looking like a tween. Here are my tips for pulling off the colored pants trend with class and style.

What to Wear with Colored Pants

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Contrast: Add a contrasting color in the mix and keep things professional with black basics. I usually like to stick with black shirts and brightly contrasting accessories for a fun look that still says you mean business. Merona® Women's Washed Chino Pant ($25 at Target), Kirna Zabete Long-sleeve Jacquard Knit Lace Top ($25 at Target), Women's Mossimo® Vivian Pointy Heel ($28 at Target), Merona Mackenzie Herringbone Work Tote ($35 at Target).

what to wear with colored pants

Go nude: burgundy colored pants look ultra-classy with nude and gold accents. Merona Women's Tailored Ankle Pant ($28 at Target), Xhilaration Juniors V-Neck Sequin Pullover Top ($23 at Target), BUENO Crocodile Should Bag ($30 at Target), Women's Mossimo Varana Platform Shooties ($30 at Target).

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All of the items for the looks I created above were found at my happy place, Target. I am SO bummed that now that we've moved, the nearest Target is a good 20 minutes away from the house. But I will definitely still make that trek to get my colored pants fix. Or just shop online. See how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at Target.com/Merona.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.