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There’s no denying that patterned pants in whimsical prints and unexpected color combos are having a moment. It’s easy to get creative with them in way that feels 100% true to you, which is why they’re totally a trend for everyone. Are you a Lululemon fanatic looking for Instagrammable yoga gear? Try printed leggings. You could go for a super loose-fitting pair like Kendall Jenner, or wear a funky jacket-and-pants combo à la Harry Styles, or maybe even try your hand at DIY by painting a pair of bell bottom jeans.
If you need more ideas for how to style patterned pants, might we add that street style queen Bella Hadid loooooves incorporating the trend into her outfits — the supermodel has been spotted wearing everything from floral printed jeans to plaid suits to camouflage cargo pants. But you don’t have to consider yourself to be a fashion trailblazer in order to rock a statement bottom! There are ways to incorporate a fancy pair of trousers or twill pants into your wardrobe that feel adventurous, but not overwhelming.
Think you’ve seen it all already? Get ready to be pleasantly surprised. We’ve got a fresh lineup of picks that are inspired by 2022’s hottest runway trends like patchwork, psychedelic prints, and bright ‘80s colors as well as the classics — think stripes, gingham, and florals. We’ve got suggestions from brands like House of Sunny and Emma Mulholland on Holiday that lean heavily into playful prints, or if you’re more of a retro gal, we found an incredible pair of corduroy patchwork Free People jeans unlike anything you’ve ever seen before (Trust. They blew us away.) Keep reading, because we’re offering tips on how to style these patterned pants for outfits you’ll feel unstoppable in.
Our Top Picks:
Best printed leggings: Nike One Luxe Aurora Women’s Mid-Rise 7/8 Marbled Leggings
Best printed jeans: Soly Hux Casual High Waisted Denim Printed Straight Leg Jeans
Best patterned pants from Amazon: Wdirara High Waist Wide Leg Jeans
Best matching set: H&M Cut-out Detail Pants + Cut-out Crop Top
Best plus-size specific option: ASOS Daisy Street Plus Active gingham high waisted leggings
Best art print jeans: Edikted Andy Printed Flared Jeans
Best floral patterned pants: Eloquii Printed Trouser
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Loose Fit Twill Pants
Size Range: 0 – 18
A pretty patchwork print for the Soft Girls™ who prefer pants over dresses. These pants are made of twill, which is a breathable, lightweight fabric that’s perfect year-round. The straight-leg cut is universally comfortable.
Styling Tip: Roll up the hem to show off your favorite white sneakers, or style these pants with a chic white ruffled top and sandals.
High-Waist Trousers Pink Heart Print Wide Denim Jeans
- Limited size availability
Size Range: S – L
Groovy days, straight ahead! These jeans combine two of our favorite trends: ’70s hippie florals, and patchwork denim. Style them with platform sandals or break out your comfiest cowboy boots and let them peek out from under your flares.
Best Printed Jeans
Casual High Waisted Denim Pants Printed Straight Leg Jeans
Size Range: XS – L
Calling all romantics! You heard it here first — there’s no need to wait for V-Day to rock a heart print. Pink and red is an elite color combo that you’ll find yourself reaching for when getting dressed in the morning.
Orange Swirl Ruched Hem Printed Knit Joggers
Size Range: Uk 4 – Uk 16 (subtract 2 to translate to your US size)
You won’t have to sacrifice comfort in order to achieve a full-on fashionista moment with these knit joggers. Matching sets are *chefs kiss* (shop the top here) but you could always pair the pants with your favorite bra top or baby tee instead.
Sizing Note: Since these pants are meant to be bunched at the bottom, they may be on the longer side especially if you are more petite.
Best Cropped Pants
Fine Line Slim Pants
Size Range: XS – XL
You can count on a pair called the “Fine Line” pants to help you channel your very best Harry Styles energy. From the intricate vertical stripes to the subtle cropped flare, we’re betting that these blue-and-purple babies will be a new favorite for most. One reviewer raves, “Super comfy like wearing pajamas out but make[s] me look put together.”
Sizing Tip: If you’re taller, anticipate these pants fitting more like a capri rather than an ankle pant. If you’re petite, there’s a good chance you won’t need to tailor anything!
Daisy Street Plus Active Gingham High-Waisted Leggings
Size Range: 14 – 24
It’s ~scientifically proven~ that your workout is 1000x better when your outfit is on point. Ok, it’s not proven, but it certainly feels that way when you’re running in a pair of pink gingham leggings like these. It’s like cottagecore, but for the gym (or running errands, or honestly anything else). We’ll take any excuse we can to wear a pretty workout ‘fit like this one.
Sizes are selling out fast!
Olympia Printed Pant
Size Range: XXS – XXXL
These swirly, psychedelic pants aren’t for the faint of heart, but we won’t lie — we’re kind of obsessed with them. Thanks to the varying shades of yellows and pinks, you’ll be able to pair these high-waisted pants with all sorts of tops.
Best Canvas Pants
Canvas Jessie Pants
Size Range: UK 6 – UK 18 (subtract 2 to translate to your US size)
If you’re a claw-clip, mom-jean, avant-garde art kind of person (a.k.a. a lover of what TikTok calls the “art hoe” aesthetic) you’ll be obsessed with these abstract canvas pants. The cobalt detailing totally says “I’m ahead of allll of the fashion trends” and we’re fans of the classic, 100% cotton denim fit.
Supernova Cord Jeans
Size Range: 24 – 32
Holy. Fashion. Heaven. Have you ever seen a crazier, more fabulous pair of jeans? We’re getting strong ‘80s vibes from the primary color scheme, and nothing says throwback like corduroy does. If you’ve been on the hunt for a concert ‘fit or just something to spice up your next OOTD post, these low-rise flares are IT.
One Luxe Aurora Women’s Mid-Rise 7/8 Marbled Leggings
- 3 hidden pockets, including one big enough for your phone
Size Range: XS – 3X
If a pair of citrus-y marbled leggings don’t get you in the mood to move, we don’t know what will! Spice up your Zumba class with these silky-soft leggings that give function *and* fashion. You’ll want to wear them all day long.
Styling Tip: Pair with the matching workout top to complete the set.
Best Investment Piece
Size Range: 14 – 28
Hot Girl Spring awaits! This lavender shade is almost good enough to eat. This plus-size option is available up to a size 28, because everyone deserves to wear florals that feel like perfect weather in a print.
Styling Hack: A clean, subtle printed trouser like this makes a surprisingly good addition to your professional wardrobe. Wear ‘em to Sunday brunch with a bodysuit, and to your next job interview with a crisp button-down shirt.
Best Trendy Pants
Kokomo Pants Blue Check
Size Range: XS – XXXL
Twitter coined the term “avant basic” to describe the checkered, colorful style that’s taken over your Pinterest and Instagram feeds. To dip your toe into the world of maximalist style, pick a starting color (like blue) and then accessorize with the color on the opposite end of the color wheel (like yellow). It’s that easy!
Daisy Street Plus relaxed flares in checkerboard floral knit
Size Range: 14 – 22
Comfy pants all day, every day — but if you’re thinking that loungewear = sweatpants, we’re here to prove you wrong. Graphic knits like this ’60s mod checkerboard print are a HUGE trend, so it’s the cherry on top when they’re stretchy.
Styling Tip: Throw on your favorite black leather blazer to add some edge to your outfit.
Most Unique Pattern
Comic High Rise Straight Long Jeans
Size Range: 23 – 31
Reformation likes to say, “being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We’re #2.” You don’t have to convince us twice when it comes to these unique comic book jeans. The red-and-green pop art and “BANG!” graphics printed all over the sustainably-made denim is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Bonus? Unique pants = no accidental matching!
Editor’s Note: This organic cotton denim will feel rigid when you first try it on, and then get more relaxed with each wear.
Margot Cropped Kick Flare Pants
Size Range: XS – 3X
These pants are the perfect mix of polished and fun, meaning that you could wear them to work with a nice blazer or pair them with a bra top and hit the town for a girl’s night out. It’s giving RANGE.
High-Waist Wide Leg Jeans
Size Range: XS – L
High-waisted jeans for LIFEEE. We love these patterned pants because they’re a great color to pair with cream heeled booties and your coziest turtleneck sweater or tank.
According to Reviews: These pants are made of a denim-like material that’s thinner and a little more comfortable than your average pair of jeans.
Andy Printed Flared Jeans
Size Range: XS – XL
These pop-art pants are an ode to Andy Warhol and we love that they’re a little funky while still being pretty easy to pair with items you already have in your closet. It’s giving Cultured Fashion Girl™ and we’re totally obsessed.
Best Customer Reviews
Airlift High-Waist Magnified Plaid Legging – Black/Ivory
Size Range: XXS (00-0) – L (12-14)
Plain black leggings got you feeling down? It’s time to switch it up.
No need to stray too far away from your neutral color palette with plaid leggings that have just enough rocker chic “oomph” to transform your yoga look. This particular pair of leggings has 5.0 stars on the Alo website, with reviewers saying that they bought multiple colors and that the fabric “felt like butter.” We’re sold!
High-Waisted Cowboy Jean
Size Range: 24 – 34
Extra, extra! Read all about it: if you’re a neutral kinda gal and you’re looking to upgrade, this black and white printed pair is your doorway to a spicier closet. We’re envisioning these babies styled with a bright pink or red tee for maximum impact.
Infinity Party Pants
Size Range: 2 – 14
Think of all the places you could wear these babies to. School? Party pants. Club meeting? Party pants. An actual party? Party pants, obviously.
The polyester/spandex blend is stretchy and comfortable, and the slit at the flare is just enough to let your favorite pair of shiny boots peek out from underneath.
Best Vacation Pants
Head to the Tropics Black Multi Tropical Print Wide-Leg Pants
Size Range: S – L
Summer is truly on its way, and these pants have us in a vacay MOOD. If your trusty off-the-shoulder top is in need of a funkier companion, may we suggest a printed pair of tropical pants like these? They’ll double as a swim cover-up, too. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have piña coladas to sip…
Size Range: XXS – XL
Maddie Perez would be SO into the hip cutouts. The bold blue and yellow print is rave-ready and very ~fashion forward~, and the comfy jersey knit fabric is making us think that we could take a quick mid-day snooze in these, no problem.
Shop the matching top from H&M.
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