How to Wear : Printed Pants

by mehak on May 26, 2014

in Fashion

Im known as the ‘crazy pants lady’ by the boy. He just doesn’t understand how in the world I go out and buy pants with all sorts of funky prints right from floral to aztec to geometric. They are probably my fav summer accessory- so much more comfy than jeans and easy to make a style statement in. So when a reader wrote in for some advice on how to wear printed pants, I thought hey- thats one fashion topic i know something about… 


# 1 . The Easiest Way to wear them: Pair them with a solid black/ white top

If you are a printed pants virgin, pair them with a solid black/ white top for a fail proof look. Minimal accessories in monochrome colors and heels are a great way to complete the look! If your pants have a print involving either black or white in small doses thats even better


# 2 . Combine with a contrasting color (pick a color that has a tiny presenc

I also like to wear my printed pants with contrast colors. If you look at my pants on the right they have a tiny element of pink in them so I picked up on that and got a contrast pink top with these pants. Similarly on the left there is a bright orange top as a contrast so the pant , but because they have small flashes of red in the print of the pants it works out.


#3. For the fashion forward: Pick a printed top but  in a co-ordinated color

This is a high risk look, and can go terribly wrong but when done right it can be super, chic and fashon forward. The girl on the left combines green stripes with her red and green printed pants. The green makes the entire look come together. The girl on the right combined a printed blue top with her printed pants which have an element of blue in them. The trick to both these looks are that they chose a color of top that already was present in their pants, also they chose prints that didnt clash. For example: If your pants have a bold, large print – a top with a smaller, self print or stripes would work. If your pants have a smaller, more fine print then a top with a larger print would be better !


#4. Blazers+ Printed Pants= Fashion Heaven

One of my favourite looks, is blazers with well fitted printed pants and high heels ! If the heels have some tiny print detailing like the girl on the right, thats even better ! Pick a bag in a co-ordinated color and you are all set.

My favourite Printed Pants

I love my hawaiian print pants !!

Where to buy printed pants in India:

– Zara is a good start. They have some whacky prints like the hawaiian one I am wearing, and they have more subtle prints like a beige one with soft black which i used to wear to work (wearing them today as well)

-Forever 21 has some very affordable printed pants in aztec prints as well as floral prints

-Pantaloons has the PRETTIEST printed pair of denims in soft, pastel florals. I lowe it !

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Bonny May 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

nice post..blazer + printed pants is my fav too…also if the printed pant is high waisted I team it up with a crop top.
I was at SS last week and they too have a good range of affordable printed pants thats fitted well.


Xuvious May 26, 2014 at 12:32 pm

I love floral ones in pastel colours! I recently bought one in navy, so comfortable!! I live in them now. :)


Shivi@COSMOCHICS May 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I usually wear printed pants with solid colors…I love blazers so much and can pair them with anything..hehehhe Nice post! :)


Riya May 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I second u on jeans being so not right for summers. :-) i recently bough some palazzos from westside. printed pants are next on list. thanx for this reminder


Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup May 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I do find a bit hard to carry off printed pants especially since I’m short and end up looking shorter! I shall try pairing it with a solid color top!


Anamika May 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Great ideas. Your pants are so cool


Richa May 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Thanks for doing this post! I am a printed pants virgin. I adore the printed pants in Forever 21 but never had the guts to try them out. Imagine my horror when my hubby said they look like pajamas! But thanks to your post, I am gonna buy one soon now.


mehak May 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Haha ! Husbands are all mad…they never understand these things


Pinktrends May 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I so much love pants. They are just so comfy that I Di not wish to even touch my jeans…at least not in these summers…already own few but can’t get enough of them…:)


laks May 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

the printed pants with blazers looks really pretty. I too don’t even touch my jeans during summers, I love shorts and palazzos . planning to get few printed pants too :)


pinky May 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm
Supria May 26, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I love Zara printed pants. Gotta check out Pantaloons. I have one pair with monochrome chevron print and they are yet to see the light of day, I am scared to wear them out :P


Krupa May 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I’ve been meaning to buy printed pants and then just get scared. You carry it off well/


vini @dndb May 26, 2014 at 10:43 pm

my first one was the Hawaiin print!! great post mehek!!


Suneha May 27, 2014 at 12:29 am

great post Mehak…luvd ur pants… :)


Aayushi May 27, 2014 at 7:34 am

Lovely.. :)


Vineetha May 27, 2014 at 7:54 am

Blazers+ Printed Pants is my fav way to wear printed pants! Love Geometric & Floral prints esp. ;-)


Priyanka Jain May 27, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Shikha May 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Mark & spencers also got some really good floral plants


Hems May 27, 2014 at 11:49 pm

I am a recent lover of printed pants. Great tips.

xo, Hems


Swati May 28, 2014 at 4:11 am

I was thinking of trying one just a week back but then chicked out :D Need to find a subtle print to start out with first :)


Clothes and Creativity May 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I love printed pants, especially floral ones. I have worn mine countless times, with different tops. I think apart from the above-mentioned ways, another great way to sport printed pants is by pairing them with a chambray or denim shirt.
In case you are interested in seeing how I’ve worn my floral pants multiple ways, I’m leaving link here


TA May 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Love printed pants esp with blazer!


Gousiya June 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Can printed pants and palazzos be worn over tunics or kurtas???? I need to hide my big butt.


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