December 1st, 2015 at 2:00am

With winter right around the corner, dressing functionally, yet fashionably unquestionably challenges Fashionistas. It can be easy to resort to a monochromatic wardrobe. Have no fear; patterned pants are the answer to all of your winter wardrobe worries! These trendy trousers add a bold punch to any outfit and can be dressed up or down to accommodate every occasion.

The focus of this Fashionista’s ensemble is her fabulous patterned pants. Her jogger style pants feature a captivating design that immediately caught my attention. Because the pants are black and white, she has flexibility in introducing color elsewhere. Her effortless look is perfectly executed with the addition of a crisp, plain white tank top and an army green utility jacket. This Fashionista concludes her outfit with a chunky turquoise necklace and a pair of white Converse. The necklace adds a welcomed splash of color to balance the outfit.

It can be an intimidating task to style patterned pants without the look becoming messy. Take notes from this Fashionista by wearing patterned pants in neutral colors and pairing them with solid colors and exciting accessories. All it takes to transform this look to become more formal is a few simple swaps. Just add a pair of wedges and a blazer, and your patterned pants are ready for a night out!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Patterned pants are an easy way to spice up your closet, especially during the gloomy Spokane winters.”