Printed pants – one of my absolute favorite items to wear. Throughout every season, every style trend, every outfit i’ve put together – a pretty printed pant can really make a look stand out. Anyone and everyone can wear prints, you just have to know what suits your body type and play to your strengths. While florals are almost always in style, this year they’ve exploded into the fashion scene. They are everywhere you turn, and I’m not sad about it. Which is why almost half of my picks contain florals.
Here are some tips for styling bold floral pants – 1) YES, anyone can wear a bold pattern. A fun floral pant is a great way to dress up an outfit without a lot of effort. If you want to test the waters on what looks good on you try one with a wide leg (#11) and one with a more fitted leg (#6). 2) Once you’ve narrowed that down, decide on how brave you are with the print. Most people will lean toward a subtle floral, either tone on tone, or one like #9 where it’s mainly navy and white – very classic, not too busy. 3) With a toned down print you can be a little more fun with the top. Stripes go really well with florals and you probably wouldn’t think it would, so experiment with another pattern on the top. A helpful hint is to keep them in the same color family until you’re familiar with how to mix and match patterns.
If you’re not into florals there are still ALOT of great printed options out there. Most of which you can dress down or up – wear them for errands, out to lunch, or add a pair of wedges and a dressier top and it’s perfect for a summer night out. For me, I love to wear printed pants to work because it brings something a little unexpected to a boring work environment. If you work in a business casual environment, I’d probably stick with a more tailored pant as it tends to look more professional.
Need ideas for tops to go with one of the above picks? Just shoot me an email, or leave a comment below, and I’d love to help you out!