As winter is approaching quickly, where I live we started to get even more rain, darker days, and colder weather. I want to clarify that I LOVE the NW. The nature is gorgeous (hopefully I am able to portray some of the beauty we have here through my photos 🙂 ), the people are friendly, and the activities are plentiful. Still though, there is no denying we miss the sun a lot during the cloudy, wet winter days.

One of the many ways I make the season more cheerful for myself (apart from the holidays, and getting together with the people I love of course) is dressing up that way. Using color in my outfits lifts my mood, and makes me feel more energetic. Along the same lines, printed pants, and accessories also somehow help make the days feel less drab and more playful.

Wondering how to wear printed pants in winter? I’ve of course got some style tips for you as well as ways to recreate my look. Let’s take a peak lovelies.

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

TIPS ON HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

  • Match with Solids: Printed pants make such a bold statement on their own; especially if the pattern is as eye catching and vivid as my leopard print pants here. With these louder prints, I choose to wear solid colors to create balance.
  • Pair with Cheerful Colors: Of course just because you are pairing your printed pants with solids, it does not mean you can’t have fun with your top & accessory choices. Choose a bright color that brings out the colors in your pants like I did here with my on trend mustard sweater.  Add accessories that introduce a contrasting tone such as my teal pumps.
  • Choose Slim Shapes: Although I have printed pants in flowy, lounging type styles ( see these super casual printed pants), I think patterned pants are universally flattering in slim shapes. What makes my leopard print pants so very wearable here is the flattering slim silhouette they create. ( If you purchase them just be mindful of Topshop sizing, and check out the sizing info. I size up in their clothing as they run smaller)
  • Lengthen With Heels: Unless you are very tall and very slim, I would recommend heels with printed pants. Patterns in pants tend to emphasize your bottom half and a boost in height balances this out. If you choose flats, I think pointy toe flats look lovely with smaller prints.
  • Do Pattern Mixing if the Pants Prints are Subtle/Small: Although I prefer solids with bold, big prints, smaller more subtle prints such as polka dots look amazing paired with stripes or flowers. A pair of patterned pants such as this wool blend pair with its darker color, and subtler print would look lovely with a navy striped top.
  • Keep The Accessories Timeless: I think with attention grabbing prints, timeless, elegant accessories that don’t overwhelm look the best. Stud earrings, a delicate necklace, neutral colored bracelets or a gold ring are some examples. I follow the same principle for bags. I choose classic shapes that don’t compete with the print.

 

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Top: Chunky Mustard Sweater  | Pants: Leopard Print Cigarette Pants | Shoes: Teal Pumps | Bag: Tory Burch Buckle Tote | Earrings: Wantable ( All Reviews Here) | Bracelet: Little Lace Box  ( Get $30 Off a Six Month Subscription with CODE: DRSEUSS30) + Layered Pearl c/o | Ring: Stella & Dot c/o Tumbler: Stainless Steel Gold Print 

 

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

Accessory Style Tip: Like I mentioned in my styling tips above, I used timeless accessories in my leopard pants look. Iridescent stone studs from Wantable, a layered pearl bracelet, a classic brown & gold bangle, and an always in style buckle tote added a luxurious feel. They helped create a harmony in my outfit too.

 

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

MORE PRINTED PANTS TO LOVE

 

 

 

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

There is something about mustard and teal together that I find irresistible. This season I bought many pieces in these two colors.

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

RECREATE THE LOOK

 

 

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER
HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS IN WINTER

Do you wear printed pants? What are some of your favorite ways of styling them? I would love to hear your tricks, and tips. 

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  • nuray

    Thanks for all these tips. I sometimes wear striped pants but always wanted to try leopard print. Maybe I’ll venture out a bit using your tips.

    • Theboxqueen

      Hope you do! I think leopard is one of the most classic and flattering print in the right pieces. Email me a photo if you try an outfit 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Laura

    These are such great tips! I definitely prefer printed pants in slimmer shapes. They are more flattering and seasonless!

    • Theboxqueen

      Completely agree Laura. So much more wearable that way. Happy Thanksgiving! XOXO, Elif

  • That sweater looks like the perfect fix for a dreary, winter day 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      It really is; cheers me right up 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    It takes a lot of courage to wear such bold prints, and you did a great job of making the pants look chic!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much Sibel!! Happy Wed! XOXO, Elif

  • I love your style!!! This outfit is great and I love the pop of color in your shoes!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Theboxqueen

      Welcome to TheBoxQueen Sarah! Thanks so much for your kind words. I love cheerful shoes as a final touch to outfits. Happy Weekend. XOXO, Elif