If you don’t know me, then you wouldn’t know that I adore printed pants. Adore. Whether they are jeans, trousers, leggings, you name it – if it has a print I’m going to like it. Printed pants can be difficult to wear sometimes though, in terms of finding a shirt and pair of shoes to match. I’m here to show you different ways to wear printed pants and after you read this, I know for a fact that you will fall in love with them just as much as me.
The first tip is that I tend not to be too matchy matchy. I usually try to match my shirt to the less dominant color in the pant, that way I do not look like an entire blob of one color with only a tad of another. But, if you are wearing a busier print (such as floral) it may look cleaner to match the top to the most dominant color. In the example below, the women is wearing a white top to offset the darkness of the pant, while tying in the secondary color.
The second tip I have is that a printed pant can be accompanied by a printed top! Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, if done correctly it looks incredibly chic. The model below has used a predominantly white top with black accent and a predominantly black trouser with white accent. This is a way to compliment the colours and different patterns.
Tip three is to wear a complimenting shoe color. If you start adding too many patterns or colors the outfit can go from magazine cover to What Not to Wear in seconds. The shoe does not have to be the exact same color as the shirt or pant, but it should compliment the outfit. If you are wearing a black and white outfit (like in the picture above) you could wear a bright shoe to add a pop of color. But, if you are wearing a colored print pant it may be better to stick to a more neutral color!
I can’t wait to see how you start wearing printed pants!