Every single season, whilst devouring the fashion pages of the magazines and picking out the trends that I want to wear, I stumble across things that I initially think I won’t ever try. Sometimes that remains true but more often than not I end up falling for the trend. Today’s Fash Flash is quite out-there, high fashion if you will and although I didn’t need my arm twisting because I fell for it at first sight, I think a few of you may need more persuading. The printed trouser.
Seen in wide legs (for the tall people,) of-the-moment pyjama pants (a step too far even for me I think,) and my favourite incarnation, the slim straight leg cigarette style capri pant, these trousers were printing the pins of everyone at the various fashion weeks around the globe, from fash-types on the street, to celebs and editors. Just in case you’re feeling dubious, I rounded up a few examples of how you can work the look in a totally wearable fashion…
Clockwise from top right:
- Carrie Tyler (ELLEuk.com Editor) wearing Zara pants
- Jenny Dickenson (ELLE’s Acting editor) wearing Whistles.
- Laura Weir (ELLEuk.com’s acting Fashion Editor) wearing Zara
- Street style via Vogue.com
- Olivia Palerma via Graziadaily.co.uk
Clockwise from top left:
- Set to be a cult print this season – The Wisteria Print Trousers – Whistles
- For a softer take on the trend – Grey Floral print trousers – Zara
- Super chic monochrome, work them with brights… Black and white animal print trousers – Mango
- Channel the fifties desperate housewife – Floral Print Trousers – Warehouse
- For riviera chic and a more subtle nod to prints – Ditsy floral print trousers – Oasis
- And Florence’s favourite? It’s going to be a short lived trend when it’s this powerful and this omnipresent, so pick up what is not only my favourite of this selection but also the biggest bargain – black and brights oversized floral print – H&M (12.99!)