This season, there's no trend more fun to wear than a chic pair of printed pants. Playful and colorful, patterned bottoms will have you standing out on campus as you make your way into fall. Whether you want to wear floral, paisley, animal, ikat or even tie-dye pants, it is easy to make them work for any season. Sure, the lively prints and bold patterns may seem a bit daring, but in fashion it’s all about taking a risk!
I spotted this Fashionista’s print as she made her way through a crowd in between classes. She caught my eye by the way she incorporated the patterned pant trend into the simplicity of her personal style. Even though she is a stickler for bright summer neon, she wisely transitioned her prints into a faded look while still keeping it her own. Today she decided to embrace her unique style with American Eagle's washed out floral skinny jeans. The pants set the tone for fall, while still holding on to the floral look that is hard to let go from the summer. When purchasing your printed pants for fall, my advice is to keep it simple yet bold with a little pop of color. If you want to keep it neutral, try black and white bottoms such as these Derek Lam ikat printed pants.
This Fashionista chose a solid colored blouse that matches the floral on her pants. Balance is key when wearing bold printed pants—a tip that came to mind from her outfit. For the fall, let your pattern pants do all the work by pairing them with a basic top, button-up or denim jacket as in today’s look. These simple pieces keep your outfit looking put together instead of over the top.
While fall shopping for patterned pants, one closet tip to keep in mind is not to forget what you already have in your wardrobe. Even if you have one pair of printed jeans, mixing it up with different tops and accessories in your closet gives it a completely different look. This Fashionista does this by layering her maroon blouse with a denim jacket. Just by adding denim to her ensemble, she created a totally different look to the printed pants. She even shows us that colorful flats can do the trick too!
Styling with your printed pants is the beauty about this trend. So Fashionista’s, go out there and find those patterned pants that work for you. It's time to be fearless this fall!