How to Style Printed Pants For Spring 2012

Be Bold — 5 Ways to Wear Your Printed Pants Like a Pro

Pair ikat trousers with a colorblocked complement — blouse or sandal — and top off the print with a pop of neon.

Michael Michael Kors Ikat-Print Silk-Blend Pants ($175)
Kate Spade Vanessa Sandals ($325)
Jeunesse Colorblock Tie Blouse ($230)
Proenza Schouler Evening Clutch Python ($1,695)
House of Harlow Stacking Bangles, Set of Five ($95)

If the number one reason why you have yet to don (or own) a pair of printed pants has to do with, well, just not knowing what to do with them, you've come to the right place. First, embrace the vibrant patterns, loud colors, and general "busyness" of your trouser print; from there, the look can be as pared down or as bold as your mood dictates. Whether it be a silky colorblocked blouse against a flower-power pant for a flirty finish, or a sporty racer-back tank over colorfully-spotted jeans for an ultra-athletic vibe, we've taken care to style up five different printed pants, five ways. Keep reading to see how to wear them, and tell us your favorite combo in the comments.

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