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What to Wear Wednesday: The Patterned Pant

July 31st, 2013 by Trademark Image Consulting

The weather has turned warm, but what to do when a skirt or dress doesn’t feel comfortable? You long for something fresh to wear to work that maintains your professionalism yet signals, without a doubt, that you’ve switched from those dreary grey wool suit pants to something more…lively! But HOW? I’ve got two words for you: CROPPED & PATTERNED.

A well-tailored cropped pant in a colour or rich pattern is a great way to ‘work the system’ and still come out on top of the image game at work. Why? The silhouette is conservative – it is a dress pant, not a legging – yet the addition of a colour or pattern and the subtraction of a little length create a modern, almost edgy twist on a classic cut. 

The best part? These fun bottoms can be worn straight into Fall with a few key changes to their ‘supporting pieces’.

Step away from ye ole ‘boyfriend’ chinos. This is the way to wear cropped to work.

Patterned Pants Summer

Pull out the brightest colours in the pattern in your top, third layer, and accessories to give your outfit a light, summery feel. 

Collar: Jo No Fui

Sunglasses: Prada

Bag: Proenza Schouler

Top:  Kaliko

 Pant: Dorothy Perkins

 Jacket: Top Shop

 Bronzer: Arbonne International

Nail Polish: Essie

Shoes: Zara 

Patterned Pants Fall

Make your once-summery pattern cool-weather appropriate by focusing on the deeper and neutral hues in your top, third layer and accessories for an earthier appearance.

Hat: Eugenia Kim

Earrings: Marni 

Necklace: Marni

Clutch: L.K. Bennett

Shoes: Top Shop

Top: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Pant: Dorothy Perkins

Outerwear: rag & bone

Cardigan: River Island

 

 

 

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