How to wear printed trousers (How To Style)
May 28, 2012
I love sharing my thoughts on "how to style" a particular item or how to wear a certain outfit. Styling posts aren't for everyone, however! If you'd like to read how I'd style the above pieces, click here. Not interested? Scroll down and view some of my recent OOTDs and personal style posts. :)
Although I'm nowhere near as addicted to print trousers as Olivia is, I really do love them. I've seen a wide variety of prints available and it's safe to say some are far more simple to style than others. I threw together this collage to show the PTB (printed trouser beginner) how one would go about styling a printed trouser without looking like Don Cherry.
A simple black and white printed cigarette trouser is a great starter trouser for anyone. Match it with a solid top in almost any colour and a black patent flat for an easy day look. However, if you really want to make the most out of this season's printed trouser trend - go for a pair like the Dolce & Gabbana pictured above.
For this outfit, I styled the floral print trouser with a sheer blue silk top, cropped denim jacket, bold oversized turquoise ring and super high tan wedge. Whether you pull your hair back into a curled pony or wear it down and slightly tucked back - you'll look amazing. And, for those of you nervous about wearing white pants for fear of the widening effect, fear not. Look for prints with bolder colour towards the center of the pant as opposed to the edges. This will help draw the eye inwards and will have a slimming effect.
How many pairs of printed trousers do you have? How do you style them?