STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Printed Pants Anyone?

Style Advice of the Week

Printed pants! You have seen them everywhere. From floral prints to galaxy prints and in this case, animal prints! They have been seen on the runway and they made their way to the streets. There are an infinite amount of prints, patterns and colors out there and anyone can find one that matches their style. They can be found in almost every store from Forever 21 to Bloomingdale’s. However, when choosing the right pants it is important to feel confident and to take into consideration your body type. I would suggest that if you’re on the petite side, small prints are a better choice because large prints can overwhelm small frames. If you’re on the curvy side do not shy away! I advise darker colors and finding a straight leg pant rather then skinny. Whatever the shape, this trend is for everyone.

It can be difficult to pair pieces with printed pants because the print tends to be the attention grabber of the outfit. If you want to keep it safe and classic, you can pair the printed pants with neutrals or by picking a color that’s in the print and pairing it with that colored top, and then layering pieces such as a blazer or cardigan on top. However, if drama and color is what you want then let your creativity shine. There is no limit to the fun you can have with printed pants! Like this Fashionista, she gives these leopard pants an edgy look by pairing them with a black, red and white TOKYO crop top and a denim shirt. Adding a subtle graphic T-shirt with similar color motifs works well with small prints. This punk-inspired Fashionista chose to complete this look with the classic look of denim and an awesome hat that ties in the punk glam look. But, if you’re a little more glam and a little less punk, try combining it with a jewel-toned blouse and adding some gold accessories. In the past, I would of thought I could only get one or two outfits out my favorite printed pants, but I was wrong! This trend is so fun and I’m excited for spring when we will get see more and more colorful patterns on the streets.

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