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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Peace, Love And Patterned Pants

Flower Child (noun): a young person, especially a hippie, rejecting conventional society and advocating love, peace and simple, idealistic values.

For the past few weeks, it has been raining nonstop. It seems as though we’ve had to kiss the beach days goodbye—so much for those golden tans and sandy toes! Though the weather may not want to cooperate, who says we can’t create our own sun? Walking through town the other day, I stumbled upon this little ray of sunshine. This Fashionista’s radiant red hair, bright smile and super psychedelic pants instantly drew me to her.

One of the most popular trends this season (and one of my favorites) is patterned pants. They can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on what you choose to wear on top and accessorize with. Most of them are extremely comfortable, allowing the wearer to feel confident and chic. You look the best when you feel the best! There is major truth in that—we all know how uncomfortable it is to be constantly yanking your shorts down or pulling your pants up! I never feel more fearless than when I’m wearing something that fits me perfectly and I don’t have to worry about fixing my outfit every five minutes. Fortunately, most patterned pants are made with an elastic or drawstring waistband. That’s what makes them so awesome—they’re loose-fitting, yet they add such a lively flair to any outfit.

This Fashionista did an amazing job styling her outfit. She chose a color that was in the pattern on her pants and picked a top to match. She went with gold accessories that pair so well with her hair—I couldn’t stop obsessing over her necklace! And you can’t help but notice her darling sunflower tattoo. This Fashionista is just stunning!

How To: When purchasing patterned pants, a good rule of thumb is to make sure you have a top that matches a color in your pants. Also, if your pants are loose-fitting, it can be a good idea to wear a tight-fitting top to balance out the outfit. Patterns can be intimidating, so it may be best to stick to a solid color top before you dive into pattern mixing!