This summer I am embracing jazzy trousers! I am sick of skinny jeans but not 'feeling it' with dresses at the moment, so lightweight, printed trousers are currently offering me the perfect solution. They can be dressed up or down, are thin enough to keep you cool on a hot summer's day and also have quite a flattering fit. I'll admit, I did have to force myself to wear them in public the first time, because if you know me then you'll understand how far from my comfort zone these would traditionally be! But once I got going and stopped worrying that everyone would think I'd gone out in my pajamas, I actually felt liberated! Here I have put together a number of wearable ways you could style printed trousers this season if, like me, you're a little nervous of prints!
Evening Out . . .
Here I have styled this pair as I would wear them for an evening out - with a silky black v-neck top from River Island anchoring the look along with block heeled strappy sandals (a steal at £30 from Next - I've seen exactly the same in other shops for over double the price!), a minimalist black bag with silver hardware and some silver earrings that subtly complement the print of the trousers.
Day Out . . .
For this day time look I picked a floral print pair of trousers from Monsoon and paired them with a simple, loose-fit sleeveless shirt that I would wear slightly unbuttoned with a nice little cami underneath. For shoes, personally I have a pair of really comfy mint/turquoise flat sandals from Aldo a couple of years ago that I would wear with this, but this beaded pair from New Look are similar and pick up on the colours of the trousers nicely. Add a tan, woven, across-body bag to hold all your essentials, some tortoise-shell effect sunglasses and a simple watch like this one from Fossil and you're ready for summer adventures!
Travel . . .
For this look I've paied these bluebell print trousers with a denim shirt with its sleeves rolled up for a casual look - I would pop a simple white cami underneath it allowing the option to lose the shirt should you get too hot. For jewellery, a clutter of mixed metal pieces would look nice and add a bit of a twist - I've gone for two embossed, twist-lock bracelets from Topshop and some unusual star-sign rings (Virgo for me, Scorpio for the boyfriend!), but you could just stick to your favourite pieces you've picked up on your travels which I think would enhance this outfit no end. The teal bag is practical and also picks up some colours from the trousers, whilst the hat and shoes mean you'll be sun-safe and ready for the open road!
So there you go, simple summer outfits that avoid dresses, denim (mostly) and having your legs out! WINNING AT LIFE!