The Fashionistas on campus at James Madison are not letting any rain, cloudy weather, or cool breezes get them down this season! They're staying just as creative and innovative with their wardrobes despite Mother Nature's plans. All sorts of textiles, from patterns to plaids and everything in between, have been popping up on the campus’ most trending Fashionistas, but patterned pants have been the it item for months now.
Printed pants appeared all over the runways of London Fashion Week this past September in a wide array of florals, zig-zags and stripes. So what’s the easiest way to transfer this trend from the runways to the streets of your campus without committing any fashion faux pas? There are just a few simple rules for styling that will make you a pro in no time. I love how Kristen Stewart rocked her tropical-inspired Balenciaga pair by leaving the spotlight to the pants and keeping everything else simple and clean with a black blazer and a white T-shirt. These styles mixed together give just the right balance of polish and edge. When it comes to finding the right style for your body look for tiny prints, which will make you look smaller than large prints, and pair them with a button-up blouse in a contrasting color. On the other hand, if you go with a pair that are wide-legged or harem style, try a fitted blouse on top to balance out the volume. This Fashionista kept it simple with a white blouse and turquoise satchel to counteract her statement pants.
Some runway trends are totally wearable in everyday life when toned down and styled correctly. Just learn the couple dos and don’ts, blend in your own personal style and you’ll be ready to rock this trend in no time.