Two summers ago there was fashion frenzy for floral trousers, at least in the city where I live, and wherever I turned, I almost always spotted some florals walking down the street. They often belonged to young adults. Transitioning from trendy twenties to a more elegant thirties´ style, I spent some time in a dresser room figuring out if I should purchase the pair of floral trousers which I fancied.
I wasn´t really sure how many times I could wear them, or if they´d look great on me. But when hubby saw me after I put them on, he urged me to get them. In fact, he paid for them. You can see me wearing the should-I-buy-them floral pants to a floral festival here (Word of caution: You may be amused with my weird smile there).
If you too are on the fence wondering if you should get yourself a pair of floral trousers, or if you already have one, figuring how many other ways you can style them, then these six tips should help you out.
1. Step Out of the Box
Nasty Gal, Finders Keepers Illuminati Floral Trousers, €139,99.
No darling, I wasn´t referring to your brassiere, no need to let them peek out of your top. But instead of settling for skinnies all the time, how about a stylish loose floral trousers once in a while? Keep it chic with simple white button-down but bold with platforms that have a hint of neon.
2. Go Head to Toe
Alice and Olivia, Eddie Slim Bootcut Pant, $275.
The good thing about going for a set of suit and trousers in floral print is, you need not think of what to wear with them. It´s buy them and wear them. Unless otherwise if you´d want to break your suit, for a change.
3. Style them Classy
Mytheresa, Etro Printed Trousers, €325.
The downside of floral bottoms, especially with trousers, is that they can easily look overly casual if you´re not careful. In order to keep things elegant, subdue the print with a minimalist top and a clean jacket. A tip to remember, white, nude and pastel colors mute down the print, while black and other dark shades pop it out.
4. Temper with Black
Bank Fashion, Pink Soda Floral Trousers, £15.
If the colors in your floral print are already muted, such as green, light pink, or dark, wearing them with all black – top, pumps and bag – will give you a polished result.
5. Go Tonal
Nasty Gal, Vintage Moschino Pavia Floral Pant
After I shared my floral trousers outfit, the one I mentioned above, a friend left a comment below the post. She wondered if a petite woman like her could also wear them. Well, I myself is petite. But it´s true, floral trousers can make you look shorter if you go for large blooms in shocking colors. Go instead for small floral print and keep the entire look tonal, from your top down to your heels, in order to look taller.
6. Stick to Dark Florals
ASOS, Relaxed Cigarette Trousers in Flower Print Coord, €50.
If wearing too girl floral trousers a no-no for you, go for black florals instead. If you opt for black floral trousers with a matching suit jacket, and complete them with black pumps, you have a powerful look that will do great even to work.
What do you think of these ways to style a pair of floral trousers? Are you ready to try them?