Powers The Flower – Floral Pants & Link Up

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.

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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.

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Pants – GAP, old (cute option, these too); Top – Loft, old (similar, another option)

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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.

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Short necklace – AEO, old (option with turquoise, pretty); Long necklace – J Jill, old (option, another choice)

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Chain link bracelet – Lucky Brand, old (option, this one, too); Fabric wrap bracelet – old

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Flatforms – Mootsies Tootsies, old (option, also cute)

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.

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What’s your take on floral (or any pattern) pants? Do you embrace it or shy away from it?

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18 thoughts on “Powers The Flower – Floral Pants & Link Up

  1. I saw to late that you wanted something floral, so I added my floral maxi dress! Thank you for hosting. Hope to see you tomorrow on Fancy Friday!

  2. I used to think that pattern on the bottom half was “bad”—but really, I think it’s just the opposite. To me the pattern detracts from any lumps & bumps—I feel like I can see those issues more on solid colored pants!!
    Besides….your pants are quite muted, so it’s not like they stand out a ton!! They’d be perfect for anyone!
    thank so much for hosting!!

    1. I have several floral skirts that I love wearing but yet hesitated with pants … go figure. I’m glad you like the color palette and you’re right, I can dress them up or down.

  3. I love patterned bottoms! I actually don’t like patterns on my top all that much so I usually for the bottoms! These are great pants! And you could always add a bright color on top, too., or stick with the neutrals! Perfect summer outfit!


  4. I am SO instantly attracted to the tassels on your bag, Rena, so flirty!! And fun πŸ™‚ and yes, I am but a recent convert to patterns but I do have to say I do love a nice printed pant. Although thus far, my ventures have all been leggings. I adore how the eye is (pleasantly) distracted from what we’d rather not flaunt πŸ™‚ xoxo

    1. I’m glad you like my bag and the tassels. I’ve found that fit and silhouette are much more important in achieving a flattering look and use of color or pattern is nothing to be feared.

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