From the innocuous (cloud-speckled Nick and Norah flannel pajama bottoms) to the completely outrageous (MC Hammer in all his harem-pant glory) to the just plain obnoxious (Kingpin, anyone?), printed pants tend to conjure up a bizarre montage of ’90s-centric imagery. However, this season’s crop of patterned trousers–while understandably intimidating–qualifies less as costume and more as refreshingly modern spring trend. And, surprisingly, these statement-making items are actually completely wearable. See below for options that are not only easy to pull off, but are entirely of this era.
Gap silky cropped pants, $39.99,
Kookai Tropical Print Trousers, $108.94,
Nic + Zoe, $97.20,
. Forever21 high waist tribal pants, $19.90,
Earthy tones make this tribal print almost come off as a neutral. Try pairing with a denim jacket and flat sandals for day, or with a dressy tank and heels for an evening out.
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