We’ve been blogging a lot about tops and dresses for spring so we wanted to focus this post on stylish pants for the season. Black slacks are one of Elan’s key “wardrobe backbone” items and we’re sure most of you own at least one great pair if you’ve been following our posts for a while. But we don’t want you to stop there! Luckily this spring pants are getting a little more attention as bold hues and even prints are showing up in style.
We’ve already blogged about the Colored Denim Trend which is really the dominant pant trend this year.With our tips here you’ll find more ways to rock the latest trends with ease.
For Spring in the office an ankle length pant is a must. It can be worn with your favorite pumps just as easily as with your flats. This style is also an easy place to insert color. Look for styles with a slim cut but not too fitted for a sleek look appropriate for a work day. You all know how much Natalie dislikes calf length capris, (you can listen to her interview on Amy Tobin radio on this very point!) so she is simply in love with this new cropped, but infinitely more figure flattering silhouette.
On the opposite side of more fitted ankle length trousers are wide leg pants. But wide this season really means more full-legged versus palazzo so more women can feel comfortable flaunting this look. For summer this trend feels light and fresh in all white. Just check to make sure the pant is not see through. This is one style you’ll probably prefer to wear lined during the summer. This Balmain style is also quite nice in a pastel shade that’s simultaneously trending this season.
Here is The Image Diva, herself, Flaunting her favorite ivory wide-legged slacks, which she uses to make the red of her sassy jacket pop even more. Light colored slacks this time of year makes all your tops/jackets the front-runners ans gives your overall look a fresh and lively one.
Printed pants may seem daunting, but as you can see they can go from the office to a weekend shopping so easily. The best tip is to accessorize with neutrals. They help ground the patterned design and pull your whole look together. We added a white blazer to make the look is more professional. On the weekend an easy fashion tee makes getting ready a breeze. When pairing up tops pick one of the lightest or darkest shades instead of the pop color in the pants for a sophisticated look.
The print pant is not for everyone, but if you want to make a statement, this is definitely a fun way to do it. We like how Jessica Biel rocks a monochromatic print pant in a casual ensemble. This is an easy look to replicate and it may make the idea of wearing a print pant less anxiety provoking. Prints can be ‘loud’ or understated. Choose your look based on your style persona.
Now you have three new pant styles to try for Spring! So go wake up your wardrobe with a pop of color, a new slim ankle length or print in your trousers.
For more tips to help you find stylish and well fitting trousers check out Natalie’s bestselling book, Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style. Be sure to read Chapter 6 on your Wardrobe’s Backbone.It is available in Paperback, Kindle and Abridged Ebook Format.