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Trend spotting – Printed pants are heating up the summer months

Posted on July 16 2012

Zoe Saldana stuns in colorful Prabal Gurung floral print pants

We’re knee deep into the summer months and we’re continuing with our trend spotting duties this week with a bold look taking over the carpet. Gone are the days of simple streamlined trousers, these days it’s all about bringing a little edge and a bit of funk to your look — courtesy of printed pants. From floral to ikat, denim to billowing shorts, stars are opting for something different when it comes to bottoms this summer. Here are some of our favorite looks so far. 

Minka Kelly adds a bit of an edge to her floral print pants with a leather top

Style tip: As fun and funky as this trend is, keep in mind that print on the bottom sometimes has the tendency to make you look bigger than you are (especially with denim) and even the tiniest person has to keep this in mind. Check out Olivia Palermo’s look below for a great way to incorporate this trend. Her high-waisted, ankle length trousers are a great play on print and proportion. The fit is great, the print doesn’t overwhelm her small frame and the material doesn’t cling to every inch of her body. Zoe Saldana’s shorts look below is also simple, elegant and incredibly easy to wear. One last thing to remember with this trend is to always keep things simple on top. The bottom is the focal point of your look and therefore your statement piece. If you’re going with color, pick one color from the print and go for a top that features that block of color. This is a great way to tie your whole look together.

Olivia Palermo adds a textured blazer to her printed pants

Zoe Saldana opts for a feminine twist in another Prabal Gurung look

Miranda Kerr in floral print jeans and a white blouse

Miranda Kerr loves this trend so much that she's been spotted in it twice already this week

Jessica Alba's printed pants create an optical illusion on the carpet

Disney star Victoria Justice gets playful with her bottoms but stays conservative on top

Hilary Duff in a pair of colorful patterned pants

Amanda Seyfried and Ashley Greene both sport J Brand's floral print skinnies

Jessica Alba and Kristin Kreuk sport leopard print pants

Miranda Kerr and Fergie both show their wild sides in leaopard print jeans of different colors

What do you think of the printed pants look? Will you be trying it this summer? Share your thoughts below. 

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