Cynthia Rowley, Prabal Gurang, Diane von Furstenburg, 3.1 Phillip Lim
I´m still layering double tights and jeans to fight the coldness of the current season but up the runway, new trends for Spring and Summer 2012 are already spotted, one of which are the printed silk pants. There´s something very feminine in them, and something new! New in the sense that off the color blocking and vibrant yellow, red and pink, including dots and stars, we´re now seeing soft prints in silky soft materials. Isn´t that something worth looking forward to?
We love designers, yes. We enjoy the feeling of exclusivity and the promise of lux and quality, but that´s only if we can afford. Otherwise, we´ll have to use our creativity and look for alternatives at a price range we can afford. Below are my versions of the above runway looks.
Look 1: Printed Pants Mixed with Neutrals
One way to mimic this runway look is by choosing a printed pants and mixing it with neutral pieces. I went for this multicolored print chiffon harem pants not only because I loved its soft and tiny prints, but also because I liked its pleating at the front and side waist. Pairing it with white tank and nude military jacket created a very earthy combo. I added some bright and base colors through this gorgeous black patent sandals, orange clutch, and black with green feather necklace.
Look 2: Printed Silk Pants with Matching Jacket
I love the fierceness of this look. First, I´m a fan of a high-waist harem pants and second, I heart animal prints. So you can just understand how smitten I am by this blue leopard silk pants.In order to tame the print a bit, I paired it with a midnight purple jacket (which almost blue), and completed the look with black ankle boots, dark blue ring, orange clutch and black earrings.
Look 3: Printed Trousers with Oversized Top
This is my low-key version of the above look, which is also similar to look 1. The printed pants shine out with this oversized white sweater and nude clutch. The sunglasses and bangle are of the deeper hue from the print. In order to add some statement, I went for this pair of silver ankle boots. It´s not typical shoes, it´s of neutral color but it screams rock ´n roll. And I love it!
In wearing printed silk pants, remember to highlight the print by teaming it with neutral pieces. If the print is too bold or too loud, tone it down by throwing over a jacket in the same color as the base of your print. Put on enough confidence and take long strides.
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, what do you think of this trend? Are you a printed silk pants fan? How would you style this trend?