Printed wide-leg trousers are not pants for the faint of heart. You can’t just wear them with any old top like you might with jeans, or cuff up the hem of a pair that’s too long. Pulling the look off takes a lot more effect than that (and, as our contributing editor Tamu points out, a trip to the tailor).
Fortunately, we’ve discovered a simple styling trick to make the whole process easier: it helps to add contrast. That means instead of going with something equally formal up top—like a starchy button-down shirt or matching suit jacket—you should balance the look with a more casual piece. The slouchy graphic T-shirt pictured above works well with most options, although we especially love it with Phillip Lim’s billowy bottoms. Isn’t the marbleized pattern just awesome?