Pants with prints allow for major outfit creativity. While the trend started in athletic wear, it quickly made its way into casual and everyday apparel. With so many styles and patterns available, it’s easy to find a printed pant for almost any occasion.
When it comes to print trousers, the pattern possibilities are endless. Floral and animal prints are always popular, as are other nature-derived patterns, like tropical. Tribal-inspired patterns, tie-dyes and psychedelic prints are essential to any boho or festival wardrobe. And geometric graphics and zigzag patterns remain a standby of the athletic wear industry. High fashion has adopted the trend with paisleys, and other old-world textile designs.
Women’s printed pants come in a variety of styles. The trend really started with gym and yoga wear, so it’s easy to find printed leggings, crops and yoga pants. For everyday and casual, the current style of printed pant is relaxed. Wide-leg, palazzo, harem, and jogger pants are especially popular. Some designers have taken the trend all the way to denim, so you can also find printed jeans. But the trend isn’t limited to dressing on your days off. There are tailored printed trousers that bring a little artistry to office wear.
If you are a novice at playing with prints, start by pairing your printed pants with neutral tops and shoes. Printed pants tend to speak for themselves, and you don’t want your outfit to be too loud. As you become more experienced with the look, you can experiment with mixing prints and bolder colors, and pairing your outfit with embellished or studded shoes and accessories. A great office look might be a pair of printed trousers with a silk blouse, blazer and heels. For brunch or a summer concert, try wide leg printed pants with a t-shirt and sandals.