September 5, 2014 - Easy Outfits, Style

Easy Outfits | How to Wear Printed Pants

Want to instantly update your work wear wardrobe?  Just add printed pants.

Solid black, khaki and navy pants and skirts have long been the (yawn, boring) standard for work wear. But your tops shouldn’t get to have all of the fun.  Today I’m going to show you two easy ways to pair up printed bottoms.

If this trend is slightly outside of your comfort zone, start out with a pair in neutral colors with a smaller print.  You can work your way up to bolder colors and bigger patterns from there.

I highly recommend a slim fitting ankle pant.  They flatter all body types and give your work wear a more modern silhouette.

1. Keep it Simple.

Pair your printed pants up with a simple solid blouse that you can leave out or tuck in.  Add a long necklace and low heel for a work wear look that’s sure to wow.

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The Pieces:  Blouse/Earrings/Necklace/Watch/Purse/Pants/Heels

2. Mix it Up.

Subtle pattern mixing gives your basics, like a white button down and cardigan,  a fresh new look.  Leopard plays well with others and works with just about any other print.

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The Pieces:  Cardigan/Blouse/Necklace/Watch/Purse/Pants/Heels

Printed Pants Options

[Tailored Ankle Pant]

[Plaid Ankle Pant]

[Printed Pant]

As you may have guessed, printed pants are one of the items on the Work Your Work Wear Challenge shopping list.  Here’s some great examples of ways the ladies in the challenge paired theirs up this past week.

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22 Comments

  1. Thank you for styling the printed pant! I haven’t purchase a pair yet, but now that I know how to wear them, I will be on the lookout. I’m really missing not doing the work wear challenge – looking forward to the next one!

  2. Great styling tips! I’ve been catching up on your blog with my evening glass of wine. 🙂 Congrats on your best selling book and I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

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