Style Advice of the Week

From floral prints and brocade designs to ferocious animal prints, designers and brands alike are throwing away the traditional notion of a pair of jeans and amping it up this fall with bold and striking designs! This particular trend is one that I'm most excited about because of its versatility and ease. Printed pants do the job for you: there's no fuss in making your outfit stand out, just throw on a pair with a fun design and your out the door!

There's a couple different ways to rock your fancy pants, one demonstrated by our Fashionista this week: literally rocking out your jeans! She gives the abstract design on her pants a rock 'n roll twist by pairing them with a graphic T-shirt and a pair of simple black sneakers. The simplicity of these two items balances the boldness of the jean, yet takes her outfit to the next level. Get this look by pairing these funky Forever 21 skinnies with a Zumiez oversized T-shirt and one of the season's trendiest sneakers––creepers.

Another way to style up these pants are to mix prints. Mixing prints was a big deal on the fall 2012 runway this year, Miu Miu being a big advocator of the look. I'm here to tell you getting the look isn't as hard as it seems. The key here is to mix a smaller print on the top with a loud print on the bottom, or vice versa, and to keep within the same color palette. A black and white striped top is your safest bet with any type of print on the bottom–-stripes and florals, stripes and leopard or stripes with polka dots all look chic and put together. Mix brocade designed Zara trousers, a Forever 21 3/4 sleeved striped tee and a pair of pointed toe pumps. Make this look internship appropriate by throwing on a fitted blazer.

Regardless if you dress them up or down, printed pants are sure to make a statement Fashionistas, so hop on the bandwagon!


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