11 August, 2014

Trend Watch: Print Pants

11 August, 2014

No matter what shop you’ve popped your head into lately, I’m sure you’ve spotted a trend among the trousers. Prints, prints and more prints seem to be covering every pair of pants, with options ranging from floral to geometric, to animal inspired and beyond! Most ladies typically want to draw attention away from their lower half, but if that’s the case then how are you supposed to wear a trend that does anything but? Well, let me guide you along in a few fun, foolproof ways to rock this trend confidently!




From left to right: Gucci Natural Straw Fedora, Tie Front Shirt, Map of Pink Paris, CASIO B640WC5AEF unisex rose gold-plated digital watch, J.Crew Café printed silk-twill Capri pants, Tory Burch Thea Backpack, Zara Soft Slipper, NARS Enchanted Cream Blush

This is the perfect look for wandering around newfound city streets and sipping lazy lattes while people watching. Pack these J. Crew dotted pants for your cruising comfort and know that they can not only pair with a sweet pink top like the one above, but also with white, tan and burgundy options. This gives you a lot of wear without wasting valuable luggage space! The size of the print is small and consistent which is great for all shapes, but especially the curvier varieties. To complete the stylish traveler look, slip into these fantastic Zara loafers and stash your maps and camera in this handy Tory Burch backpack (see more backpack options here!). Load up on bracelets in each city you explore to add some authenticity to your arm party (learn the art to stacking here). Be sure to blog post your travel finds on Spottly so others can live vicariously through you and also create their own travel wish list from your fab finds!

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Here are some other ideas for pairing a simple top and printed pants! We love how Super Styler Sarah Rutson perfects this look here.




From left to right: Alexander McQueen AMQ 4251/S Metal Brow Cat Eye Women’s Sunglasses, H&M Top with a stand-up collar, J.Crew Jeweled Quill gold-plated crystal necklace, Henri Bendel Debutante Palm Clutch, Alice + Olivia Sunburst Palm wide leg trousers, Smythson Wedding and Honeymoon set of two textured-leather notebooks, NARS Wind Dancer Opaque Nail Polish, Bobbi Brown Limited Edition High Shimmer Lip Gloss – Bare Peach, Kurt Geiger London Bond Pumps – Nude

I styled this look with the honeymooner in mind. Brides everywhere know that arms need to be toned for the big day, so why not continue to show off those guns in a white sleeveless top? The Alice + Olivia floral pants are a perfect match as they add a bit of sexy glam to a basic top. The loose fit keeps you cool and elongates the legs when paired with a nude Kurt Geiger pump. Record your adventures in these Smythson journals so you can relive them for years to come!

Now let’s take this print party to the next level. Time for print mixing!

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From left to right: Eye Color Quad Tom FordBy Malene Birger Cirilla cropped topALDO TeitlerNew Look Bracelet manchette lisse effet superposéDolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Straight Leg TrouserDIANE VON FURSTENBERG Lytton Coil Leather ClutchZara yellow satin bow court shoes ShoeperwomanLe Labo Discovery Set – Eau de Parfums

If you have mastered pairing your prints with solids, then why not amp it up and mix your prints? Leopard is a neutral in my book and goes beautifully with plaids, stripes, and even floral as seen here. This pair is a great option as the leopard print is dark, so it calls just the right amount of attention without venturing into Peggy Bundy territory. Try this look for your next GNO (girls night out!) and know that you can dine and dance in comfort… or at least as long as your Zara heels let you! While we are trying new things why not test out this sampler of Le Labo fragrances? Stash them all in your DVF clutch and toss on your Asos cuff and Aldo ring, or if you want to rock some local finds then opt for an Emi & Eve cuff and a Bejeweled Bespoke ring…

If you love the leopard look then set your eyes upon these fearless females!

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From left to right: OSCAR DE LA RENTA Sleeveless Jewelneck Crochet Peplum Top, House of Harlow 1960 Meteora Drop Earrings, LSA Garbo Champagne/Cocktail Glass 150ml Thick Blush Gold Bands, Monki Nadia trousers, TOPSHOP Lipstick, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI 100mm Python Printed Leather Sandals – Gold, Emporio Armani Large Tote Bag

For the fab female who’s not afraid to abandon her frock and kick back a couple cocktails, this one is for you. Be the centre of attention in stripes this season! This pair is from Monki and is perfect for hitting the party scene in something fabulously eye catching yet as comfy as your pajamas! Here we mix our prints again with this fantastic Oscar de la Renta crochet peplum top (check out ideas on how to wear peplums here). While going loose on the bottom it’s important to have a top that is fitted to balance the silhouette. Once dressed, slip into a few luxe accessories and paint your pout with this wine colored lippy from Topshop, and you are set to impress!

Need more black and white graphic inspiration? Check out how these ladies layer the look.

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Now you have a slew of ideas to help you tackle the printed pants trend! Fear not when walking amongst the racks and know that you can mix and match your way to a perfect pairing. Whether you choose to add a solid top to the look or go bold with a clashing combo, you know you have what it takes to create a look to love!


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