Pattern pants are a hot trend currently and here’s my spin on it with a pair of cropped floral pants. As much as I love florals, these are the only floral pants I have. I bought them last year on clearance at GAP along with a pair in black and these were my first venture with cropped pants as well.
It seems that many of us ‘women of a certain age’ hesitate with a pattern or bold color for our bottom half for fear it will draw too much attention there. I think the trick is to balance the boldness of pattern or color with other elements throughout the ensemble so as to keep the eyes moving from head to toe and back up again. Tania of 50 Is Not Old does it with a bold necklace and Beata of Fashion Adventure At Any Age achieves this with her red shoes. In my look, it’s the lacy detail in my top and my funky flatforms that balance out the pattern in my floral pants.
You’ve seen me sporting crops and rolled hems before (here and here) and I think that this is a style that can be flattering to most women. And, it’s a comfortable alternative to shorts for warm weather days.
Now, onto the Powers The Flower link up for this month. My featured contributor from May’s link-up is
Nicole of High Latitude Style. On her blog, Nicole shares her perspective on fashion while living in Alaska. Personally, I love her create take on ageless style and the thoughtful tips she offers.
What’s your take on floral (or any pattern) pants? Do you embrace it or shy away from it?
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