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How To Style: Printed Trousers

The print trouser trend was quite popular last year and has certainly been carried over to 2013 by many print enthusiasts. Stars like Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Rihanna and Solange Knowles (aka Princess of All Things Print) have been spotted doing the print trend justice. 

If you’re looking to experiment with a few print bottoms, these tips might be for you.

1. Matchy Matchy

A daring and stand out way to wear a print trouser is by pairing it with a matching top or blazer. This look is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but I’ve seen some end results that make me certain it’s worth giving a try.

2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival - Day 7
Solange in Pencey Mia pants
I love how Fisayo of Mirror Me played down this sophisticated look with flats and a beanie.
Beyonce in Philip Lim

Solange Knowles arrives for the Season Premiere of HBO's "GIRLS" in NYC

Leaf Greener
This gorgeous Instagrammer never misses. Find her @princess_osahon
This gorgeous Instagrammer never misses. Find her @princess_osahon

2. Pair it with a Plain Top

As good as matchy matchy looks, sometimes it’s best to let the print shine by pairing it with a universal coloured top like black, white or pastel coloured top.

Joan Smalls killed it in a sheer top and all black accessories. Yes, that print uplifts the look.

Jessica Alba
Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell

3. Play With Colours

You can also play with colours when wearing prints. An easy way is to pick one of the colours on the print and use it to accessorize your whole look.

In my paisley pants, More about this look on OOTD-Paisley.

Best Finds

You can find details about my printed pants on my last OOTD. Click on item description to visit site. Opens in new link.


Multicolor Cropped Printed Trouser, I’M ISOLA MARRAS, £297
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Floral print trouser, £495
Blue Paisley-print Trouser, ETRO, £370 (Click to buy)
Pencey Mia Pants, £103.23


Ankle-length trousers, £34.99; Top £29.99, H&M
Ankle-length trousers, £34.99; Top £29.99, H&M 
Paisley print trousers, ZARA, £29.99
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Ankle-length floral trousers, H&M, £24.99
Aqua Armour Digital Print Trouser, ASOS, £75
Fluro paisley trousers, TOPSHOP, £55

Are printed trousers for you? Hope you found this useful.

Love and Light xx

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  • innamazing
    March 17, 2013

    These are really cool – gotta try it one day!

    • MsAidyl
      March 17, 2013

      very colourful. do give it a try.

  • dopechic
    March 17, 2013

    Love this post! Im all about the prints!! Especially matching top and bottom! 🙂

    • MsAidyl
      March 17, 2013

      Yea.I’m looking for that one perfect match 🙂

  • charlottestyleblog
    March 17, 2013

    I really love the patterned trouser trend! I wore a pair of cigerette style trousers with a diamond print to work on friday and i got a lot of stares and compliments! Like you said its not everyones cup of tea but its certainly mine!

    • MsAidyl
      March 17, 2013

      Hehe, I’m off to your blog to check it out. Definitely my cu of tea too!

  • queencaz
    March 18, 2013

    Reblogged this on queencazshinanigans and commented:
    I want me some of these!!

  • mandy mercury
    March 18, 2013

    Really like Beyonces look and the whole vintage feel of the photo in general! Also love the Agua Armour trousers #cool

    • MsAidyl
      March 18, 2013

      We have the same taste. The Aqua trousers…if money grew on trees:(

  • Mirror Me
    March 28, 2013

    THANKYOU 🙂 🙂 xxx

  • Michael
    April 15, 2013

    Nice pairs…really nice…colourful….

  • roger
    April 28, 2013

    I do trust all of the ideas you’ve introduced to your post. They’re
    very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very quick for newbies.
    May you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

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