How to Wear | Printed Pants (& Jeans)

Unless you've been living under a rock or have been attempting to run in the opposite direction from this trend, printed pants and jeans are here for Spring/Summer 2012, and let's just say, a little how-to-wear direction should be more than welcome. There's a fine line between uber-trends like this one. Sometimes the well-meaning, on-trend print, can take over the entire ensemble, let alone the woman wearing it. That said, I took a little blogger/tumblr inspiration and kept the rest of the look relatively neutral to allow the print (in this case paisley) to pop without going completely overboard.

Speaking of getting inspired, here's the look that started it off, a muscle tee that lets the print pop (source: :

And now it's time to take the inspiration and make it into a look, the magical shop by number moment that spells out how to wear it:

1. T By Alexander Wang Slub Muscle T-shirt (shop online:  2. Citizens of Humanity Avedon Paisley-Print Low-Rise Skinny Jeans (shop online:  3. Greta Patent Leather Bow Heels (shop online:  4. Kenneth Jay Lane Havana Link Necklace (shop online:  5. House of Harlow Long Arrow Ring in Rose Gold (shop online:  6. Ray-Ban RB2140 50 Sunglasses (shop online:

I love the easy t-shirt layered over the printed paisley Avedon skinny jeans from Citizens of Humanity. The masculine edge of those two pieces is softened up by the addition of some patent strappy sandals and a tortoise-link, KJL necklace. Finish it off with a House of Harlow ring that is about one click away from being an addition to my closet, and finally, some classic Ray Ban sunnies that scream summer, and you're all set.

If paisley isn't your thing, no worries, like I said, printed jeans and pants are a huge trend right now so there are options out there, to say the least. Here are just a few more that I've hand-picked to keep the shopping momentum going. Click away and get inspired:


Check out more of my favorite trends out there and how to wear them all here.