I was asked recently if I thought that printed pants would disappear from the fashion landscape any time soon.
I pondered this question for all of three seconds and said NO.
I could be wrong but anything that seems to have a level of comfort mixed in with an interesting fashion element seems to have longevity.
Look at maxi dresses. Everyone thought they would be a one-season wonder … about five years ago. They keep on coming back.
No matter how crazy fashion trends can get, at the core of it we do crave a little (or a lot of) comfort in our clothes. So if we can disguise that comfort as something a little bit fashion-y then I say get on board.
If you’re yet to get your wardrobe stocked with a least one pair then I think today’s post may get you over the line.
The trick with prints – if you’re not used to wearing them – is to start with a print that’s almost a neutral in colour. Think black and white; black and cream; black and stone …
These pants from Bella Lido fit that brief. And Bella Lido, a Queensland-based lifestyle fashion label, knows how to create pieces that suit a trans-seasonal or mild winter wardrobe.
This is one of my favourite go-to casual looks. It’s something I’d wear during the week for working at home and also on weekends.
For me the smart in smart casual comes from the details and these pants and top have those. The top is a beautiful soft cotton with shaped arms and a rayon trim on the sides. You don’t see it in my photos (sorry) but the model photo shows it more clearly.
The pants are rayon – light and soft to wear. They have good streamlined shape across the waist/tummy area and that’s the key for me to finding printed pants that don’t balloon out like clown pants. This streamlined shape continues down the leg creating a flattering line.
I’ve rolled up the pants to get the best length for my legs. Easy to do and doesn’t involve hemming.
As with all my outfits at the moment, I’ve got a top layering piece ready to go. In this case it’s a Country Road knit that I received for Mother’s Day. I’d also wear this outfit with a denim or black jacket; or a cardi.
Yes, the combination won’t work for super cold days but for the days we’re experiencing now and most Queensland winter days, this is a good base option for me.
What’s your go-to mild winter outfit?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration