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Wearable spring trends: 3 ways to rock printed pants

Hi GL readers! My name is Sloane and I write the blog Sailing the Sea of Style. I blog about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. I am excited to be sharing my tips on how to wear the hottest spring trends!
 

My favorite season is coming up soon, which is spring. I am a big fan of color, and I love to wear tons of bold hues during spring. I also love all kinds of prints: floral, gingham, Ikat, chevron…you get the point. Recently, I've been buying bunches of printed pants. I love the boldness of a statement pant and I think they are surprisingly wearable. Today, I will be showing you how to incorporate them into your everyday life: for school days, nights out and weekend fun. Keep reading to see my tips!

 

SCHOOL:

At school, rock a statement jean. This pair from F21 feature one of my favorite prints, Ikat. The shocking color combo of black and neon yellow will surely have heads turning in the halls. Pair it with a simple sleeveless black collared shirt to tone down the neon, and keep the rest to a minimum. Add neutral accessories to add contrast. Easy flats, a few bracelets and you’re positively perfect for school.

 

 

SCHOOL

Forever 21 Jeans

Jeans, $24, forever21.com

Splendid Shirt

Shirt, $88, shopbop.com

Gorjana Wrap Bracelet

Bracelet, $50, shopbop.com

Vanessa Mooney Bracelet Set 

Bracelet, $78, shopbop.com

Lucy Ballet Flats

Flats, $26, asos.com

 

NIGHT OUT:

Be glamorous this Friday night: High-waisted brocade bottoms are sure to be a hit! The deep purple color is flattering on everyone’s skin tone. Add a neutral tee to keep the look a little more relaxed. Finish off with chunky pumps in a similar shade to keep the outfit semi-monochromatic. 

 

NIGHT OUT

Asos Pants 

Pants, $35, asos.com

Brandy Melville Top

Top, $26, brandymelville.com

Asos Heels

Heels, $42, asos.com

 

WEEKEND:

You can still be comfy and stylish. Instead of tighter-than-tight skinny jeans, wear a loose-cut pant. I love a fun floral print—perfect for Sunday shopping and brunch. Captoe flats are breezy, while a grey tank adds to the "wearable pajamas look". A trendy necklace adds a smidge of sparkle to complete the look.

 

 

WEEKEND

Lulus Pants 

Pants, $42, lulus.com

ModCloth Flats 

Flats, $43, modcloth.com

J.Crew Tank

Tank, $25, jcrew.com

Forever21 Necklace

Necklace, $4, forever21.com
 

SLOANE’S TOP 5 TIPS FOR WEARING PRINTED PANTS:

 

1: Wear a neutral top.

2: Don't overdo it on hair & makeup: Bright colors and bold pants are hard to pull off together.

3: Pick the right shoes.

4: Keep jewelry to a minimum.

5: Buy the perfect fit of printed pants for your body type. (Seek out skinny, relaxed or bootcut options.)

 

I hope you liked my first post with GL, and I look forward to sharing my next Spring Trends post! Also, be sure to check out my blog Sailing the Sea of Style!
 
 

BY GUEST BLOGGER SLOANE KRATZMAN ON 2/25/2013 9:00:00 AM

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