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3 Super-Chic Ways to Wear Printed Pants, Courtesy of Local Bloggers
Our favorite fashion experts share their styling tips. By Michelle Thomas
Comments () | Published February 28, 2013

Stripes, dots, snake, paisley, tie dye . . . for a newbie, parsing out exactly what to wear with your adorable new floral-print jeans can seem like Very Advanced Fashion, indeed.

One wrong move and your au courant look veers right back into the ’80s—or worse. Never fear: Here, three of our fave Washington fashion pros spotlight sophisticated takes on this scene-stealing trend—and we show you how to re-create their looks to perfection.


Spot on

Abbey of District Dress Up transforms playful polka dots into something seriously chic by pairing her colorful spotted denim with a slouchy tee, a sleek leather-sleeved trench, and forever-classic black pumps. A neon necklace and a cheery yellow satchel mirror the whimsical sensibility of the spots without overselling it.

Hot Spot Jeans, $48 at Nasty GalT by Alexander Wang pocket tee, $80 at Barneys New York, Blu Bijoux neon necklace, $39 at Max & ChloeAllen Street Raquelle bag, $278 at Kate Spade, Bishop trench, $1,200 at Rag & BoneFrited pump, $80 at AldoRay-Ban Folding Aviator, $189 at Piperlime.



Pretty Wild

Leopard + leopard + leopard? Yes, yes, and YES. Ashleigh of The Daleigh manages to tame an otherwise over-the-top pattern mix by tempering the bold pieces with laid-back basics. The gently faded look of her leopard jeans helps, too. 

Cotton v-neck tee, $24.50 at J.CrewGenetic Denim leopard skinny jeans, $242 at SaksJessica Simpson Sana T Strap sandals, $62.30 at Macy'sOutbound Jacket, $138 at Madewell, Clare Vivier clutch, $165 at Piperlime.



In Bloom

Balance femme florals by pairing them with simple, ever-so-slightly masculine pieces. Caitlin of Style Within Reach nails it by layering classics in relaxed silhouettes and soft, neutral hues, then works in a dash of glam with dramatic jeweled earrings, sexy black pumps, and oversize sunnies.

Wheelspoke earrings, $108 at AnthropologieEquipment washed silk shirt, $208 at Net-A-PorterFloral jeans, $135 at J.CrewElizabeth & James Lafayette cat-eye sunglasses, $155 at Shopbop, Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweater, $265 at Net-A-PorterBlack pump, $89.90 at Zara.

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  • Amber

    I have a pink and white floral pants and i am really confused with what i should pair it up with..help?
    Will a white ganji or a white Tshirt match? What kind of belt should i wear?
    Also will black platforms work with it?

  • Kara Manos

    I have a pair of Cynthia Rowley polka dot printed pants that look exactly like the one District Dress Up is wearing!

  • WB

    Love this article! The yellow bag is now on my "wants" list, as is the softened military jacket.

  • seriously adore Ashleigh's look! Those heels are amazing! I also love the floral and polka dots... great looks ladies!

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