Yes, often the goal of daily dressing is to try and minimize the lower half, yet I’m suggesting slapping a print on that derriere. Even with a print, these ankle skimming pants can be very flattering; the trick is to make sure you have the right fit (meaning don’t try to squeeze into a certain size and get a muffin top). I emphasize the right fit because, think about it, if you have a print that is pulled too tight, what happens? Think of a belly tattoo on a very pregnant belly. Got it? Good. Printed pants were everywhere on the runway for Fall, and often shown in a head to toe matching ensemble. I don’t recommend it, but if you take the plunge, send me a picture! Instead, balance your print with a solid blouse or sweater. As for shoes, this is a great opportunity to showcase a great pair due to the length of the pant. Flats or heels would work, the crazier the print, the simpler the shoe.
I just purchased the Vogue Fall 2012 Collections catalog, and while flipping through it to get inspiration for Fall/Winter shopping, I decided to find similar looks. Over the next few weeks I will select a designer and search for a more affordable translation of their Fall collection that can be worn. Hopefully this will highlight the coming trends and inspire you to find something to add to your shopping list!