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I got this question and photo from Megan last year.  Although the printed pant she bought isn’t available any more…there are plenty of new options this year….including bold prints, bigger sized graphics, floral prints and coloured denim.  The ‘printed pant’ trend is staying with us for awhile and I like it! It’s a nice change from the basic dark denim that I usually recommend for my clients. So whether you’re a stay at home mom like Megan, looking for a chic casual look, try a patterned jean this spring.  Make sure you get a great fit first, then have fun with colour and an interesting pattern.

Hi!

I just bought these pants for spring – I really like them but have no idea what to wear with them!  I would love a suggestion or two to help me out!  (I’m a stay at home mom so I’m looking for something casual).

march 7th

Thanks!

Megan

Hi Megan…….thanks for your question….and the super cute pants!  I love them.

I did a post about coloured jeans, and you’ll find that similar rules apply to your pants. Your pants are ‘bold’ and need to be balanced with a top that has some ‘oomph’. My first suggestion would be a red t-shirt or top … simple in cut, not too detailed, but a nice strong colour. If you don’t like red, any other brightly coloured top would be good….fushia, yellow, emerald green. (Do you know which colours look best on you?). Then, you could add a jacket or cardigan to balance the look if you needed to be more polished (a school meeting, or a lunch with friends for instance). I would stick with navy for this option. You can also trade out the flat shoes with a heel, add a clutch…and you’d be ready for a dinner out with friends.

Patterned Jeans 3

Topshop red shirt
36 CAD – topshop.com

Slim cropped pants
23 CAD – gap.com

Witchery pointed flat
130 CAD – witchery.com.au

Stella Dot gold purse
130 CAD – stelladot.com

Stella Dot pyramid jewelry
43 CAD – stelladot.com

Stella Dot stella dot jewelry
88 CAD – stelladot.com

Dolce & Gabbana cat eye sunglasses
305 CAD – piperlime.gap.com

Option # 2…Pair this pant with another patterned top in similar colour tones … definitely a more fashion forward look.   Try a navy and white striped t-shirt with the pants (predominately navy)…this is really cute!

Patterned Jeans 2

Jaeger navy top
335 CAD – johnlewis.com

Stripe top
45 CAD – goodnightmacaroon.co

T By Alexander Wang green tank top
99 CAD – theoutnet.com

Banana Republic long pants
100 CAD – bananarepublic.gap.com

Topshop black leather sandals
33 CAD – topshop.com

TOMS crochet espadrille flat
48 CAD – vanmildert.com

Accessorize blue purse
62 CAD – accessorize.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors stainless steel watch
280 CAD – nordstrom.com

Stella Dot knot bracelet
27 CAD – stelladot.com

Stella Dot ivory necklace
130 CAD – stelladot.com

Stella Dot green jewelry
155 CAD – stelladot.com

Stella Dot beading jewelry
88 CAD – stelladot.com

Finally, pair the pants with a simple white top, which would be a more minimal approach.  If you go this route, punch it up a bit with a fun accessory….I’ve used the honeycomb Michael Kors tote bag, but you could also try a coloured shoe, or a statement necklace.

How To Wear Patterned Jeans

James Perse white shirt
72 CAD – stylebop.com

Lightweight jacket
39 CAD – delias.com

Tory Burch skinny jeans
215 CAD – toryburch.com

Aéropostale brown sandals
18 CAD – aeropostale.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors tote bag
315 CAD – harrods.com

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