the fine print

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If you don’t already have a pair of printed trousers in your wardrobe, like Led Zepplin sang on their debut album in 1969, “Your Time is Gonna Come”.  This trend is here to stay.  I am an admitted addict and have been hoarding for a few years  – they have certainly become a staple in the wardrobe.  My collection continues to grow and you can’t imagine how things multiplied like a gremlin during our trip to India.  It’s a print pant mecca and you can bet your little behind that I seized the opportunity to grab as many as I could (I won’t tell you how many scarves I also bought –  that’s for a later post).  So what’s the great appeal?  Sure – they are trendy and fun, but here’s a better understanding of why they are a ‘must have‘.

  • If you’re like me and accentuate the upper half of your body more than the lower, print pants are your best friend.  The busy-ness creates a distraction from your lower body silhouette.
  • Wearing print on top could feel dizzying.  Keeping it contained to your bottom allows less distraction to your eyes when chatting with someone – the real window to ‘soul style’.  Even though head to toe print is trending for spring – it’s not for everyone.  It’s fashion forward and works, but trickier to nail.  Sticking to a pants only rule is sufficient without feeling the need to go full throttle.
  • Flowy printed trousers transports me back to the 60’s and 70’s, bringing out my inner love child – I’m really a hippie at heart.  There is something freeing about letting go of the rigidity of tight pants.
  • They are comfortable!  During the summer there is nothing better than throwing on a pair of light weight pants to keep you cool – they are a fantastic alternative if you hate shorts.
  • They can very easily be dressed up or dressed down.
  • Everyone wears jeans!  They are an obvious no brainer.  Step outside of your fashion comfort zone and be different and bold.  They will be a conversation starter and you will stand out in a sea of denim.

So go on girlies – give it a shot.  Let me know how it goes.  Shoot a pic and send it over – you know where to find me.  xx  #yoursoulstyle

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A few picks to get you started.

  1. Screen Shot 2013-03-09 at 12.24.34 PMTalulah garden daydream pants, $235, shopbop.com
  2. Labworks multi print ankle pants, $34.99, target.com
  3. Malene Birger regal floral-print silk pants, $375, net-a-porter.com
  4. Tucker floral print silk-georgette pants, $299, net-a-porter.com
  5. Mango printed tapered trousers, $54.99, shop.mango.com
  6. Theory mitrana bird-print silk pants, $265, net-a-porter.com

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One Response to “the fine print”

  1. Piera Anastasia  / 

    Love this style!! You inspired me a lot :)
    You have a really nice blog, love it!! I’m on wordpress too, if you want to have a look at my blog it would be great :) http://mystylerecipe.com
    x :-)