STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pitter-Patterned Pants

Style Advice of the Week

We Californians never thought it would happen, but this weekend came rolling around with cool chills and the pitter-patter of abundant rainfalls. While students on the East Coast celebrate the first snowfall, Southern Californians rejoice for a few days of rain and the opportunity to pull out boots for a reason!

When it was not raining, I ventured outside to take a stroll around the wetted campus. There weren’t many students around, but I caught this Fashionista strutting in patterned, slouchy pants with combat boots and a leather jacket. Right off the bat, I approached her to compliment her style. The patterned pants were what really caught my attention. Not only did they look comfortable, they also looked fashionable.

One of my favorite trends of this season has to be patterned, lounge pants for daily wear. They are the perfect companion to brace the rainy weather with and a great way to jazz up any outfit. This Fashionista styles her patterned trousers with an equally comfortable-looking sweater and leather outerwear. The motor jacket and combat boots tie the look off with a spunky feel that complement the other casual pieces.

While this is a cute look to walk around campus in during days when you simply want to lounge around, each part of this Fashionista’s ensemble can be worn in many other ways. The patterned pants are so versatile that they can also be worn formally. The best way to make slouchy, patterned pants appear edgy is by wearing a fitted top. Crop tops and structured jackets look great on these types of pants. Alternatively, a casual look could be worn with similarly slouchy turtlenecks or oversized sweaters. This Fashionista makes an attempt at both options with her knitted sweater and layered leather jacket.

The best part of this Fashionista’s outfit is her miniature phone case that holds not only the phone, but also credit cards. I’ve seen this case being used by many students at school and can’t wait to get my hands on one as soon as possible. They are functional accessories to have — both lightweight and accessible as wristlets.

In California, we are loving this short flood of rain, but will be thankful when discomfort of soaked pants, socks and shoes leave. Yet, I certainly do hope the patterned pants will be here to stay for a while longer!

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