Style Watch

Standout pants

Three stylish locals wear brightly colored trousers with panache.

Brittany Balzotti, Andrew Williams, and Sayaka Varma.
Photographs by Tina Sutton
Brittany Balzotti, Andrew Williams, and Sayaka Varma.


27 / Lynnfield

> Though Balzotti says she’s never been a conservative dresser, this is the first year she’s really “embraced” color, especially in jeans. A trip to Los Angeles (where she bought the outfit) influenced her.

> Talk about traveling light: Balzotti is out for the evening with just her iPhone and a tiny Louis Vuitton wallet with attached key chain. “What more do you need than keys, credit cards, and some cash?” she asks.


> Already 5 feet 7 inches, Balzotti looks even more statuesque in these 3-plus-inch metallic wedges (from Nordstrom).

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Favorite StoresIntermix, Ted Baker, AllSaints Spitalfields


30 / Boston

> “I like to keep it simple,” Williams says about the basic silhouettes he always wears. But being from Trinidad, he misses tropical colors. “Boston’s too conservative,” he says with a sigh. Not Williams, who pairs hot pink with azure blue in this T-shirt and jeans (both from H&M).

> “Since people sometimes think bright colors are feminine, I added the hat,” explains Williams, who says the style is just like the fedoras Tom Landry used to wear on the football field. “He was a very masculine guy,” Williams says with a laugh.


> This season, thinner eyeglass frames are in for men, like William’s streamlined specs (from Focal Point Opticians Inc. in Brookline).

> Combining comfort with minimal detailing, these “dress” sneakers (from Steve Madden) prove quite versatile.

Favorite StoresH&M, Buffalo Exchange, and online shopping for unique items


22 / Boston

> A recent Boston University grad, Varma grew up in Tokyo. She clearly likes to mix her fashion influences, starting with this intriguing moustache-print top (from Francesca’s Collections in Cambridge).


> “I’m so used to wearing black, gray, and beige that these pants really stood out to me,” she says of the “Tiffany blue” jeans.

> Retailing for a heck of a lot more than a young working gal can generally afford, this Balenciaga bag is Varma’s treasure. She bought it from a friend. “Let’s just say I got a deal!”

> Varma admits being nervous about no-lace sneakers (from Steve Madden). “I’m really clumsy, but I haven’t tripped yet.”

Favorite Stores: Pinkyotto, The Tannery, Crush