Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to Wear: Printed Pants

I have an interview this morning with a company here in Houston, and I was told to dress "business casual with a stylish, trendy edge"...which is both specific and vague enough to be totally confusing.

After trying on half my closet, picking up some new pieces to try with things I currently own, and spending hours searching Pinterest for the perfect outfit I could easily replicate, I came up with what I think is a cute, trendy, polished outfit: printed pants mixed with luxe textures and solid coordinating colors.

Some Inspiration:

via Obaz

I'm not quite sure why I have been so hesitant to join the printed pants trend, because I wholeheartedly embrace the colored pants that are everywhere...maybe because I don't think that I'm really a pattern person. The ratio of patterns/prints to solid colors in my wardrobe definitely skews more towards solids. However I think patterned pants are just the thing to add personality and fun to an otherwise plain outfit. I know lots of people are into mixing prints, but I prefer to let the print be the statement piece and have everything else complement it.

How I Wore It:

blouse: Equipment//jacket: Milly (previous season)//pants: Target//pumps: Cole Haan

What do you think? Are you a fan of printed pants?

ETA: I was going to wear a silky blouse with my pants, but I didn't think about the blouse having long sleeves and the jacket having elbow-length sleeves...and that looked super dumb so I switched the blouse out for a top very similar to this one and I loved how it looked...I'll try to have pictures soon!

1 comment :

  1. I can honestly say I hated the printed pant thing when it started showing up, but just likely everything else, I've come around to it. I don't think I'll be incorporating it into my wardrobe anytime soon, but I can admire it on other people! I love the first blue and yellow pair a LOT.

    Good luck on your interview!


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