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June 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Patterned Pants

Omiru's June 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Patterned Pants
This look is part of Omiru’s June 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece June 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

The pant of the moment has evolved from the colored pant to the patterned pant.  Sure, the patterned pant is more intimidating - but done right, it’s a strikingly stylish look.

What’s the key to getting the look of patterned pants right?  The answer is twofold:
Size of Print: Choose the right print - including the right size of the print - for your personal architecture.  Smaller size patterns work well on more petite women, while taller women can pull off a pattern with a larger repeat. 
Fit: Patterned pants look best with a snug fit; loose fit pants can feel a little too "pajama party" for streetwear.

Here’s how to get the look of patterned pants:

1. Start with your pair of patterned pants.  Here, we’ve chosen a black and white geometric print.  Smaller scale prints like this are easier to wear than larger patterns, which tend to work only on taller women.
2. Try solid colors to pair with the patterned pants.  We paired a spring green tie-neck blouse with the black and white pants, and then topped it off with a sequin encrusted bolero jacket in cream.  The red detailing on the cream bolero provides a nice counterpoint to the green in the blouse.
3. Finish off the look with accessories that add color and texture - a pair of laser cut slip-ons, chevron striped clutch handbag in yellow, and pair of circular sunglasses that play off of the clutch. 

How would you wear patterned pants?
  Share your style in the comments!

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