Gone are the days when a pair of blue jeans was the only type of denim deemed acceptable. From leopard to houndstooth, colorful patterns and prints are ruling fashionably this season. Anything but boring, these versatile pants can be worn casually paired with a sweater or a cardigan, or on a fancier note with a silk camisole or a gauzy top. Better yet, you will even be able to wear this trend when the weather turns warm. Just be sure to keep your look fresh by balancing your upper body with solid colors and simple shapes.
Whether you are a bold dresser or like your outfits on the sultrier side, there is a printed denim out there waiting to be matched with you. Here are the top picks for each type of girl.
The Sexy Siren
While leopard is certainly considered a happening print, its constant presence and revival in the fashion world has proven this cat far more than just a trend. Current Elliott’s Stiletto Leopard Skinny Jeans in camel leopard is the perfect pair for the sultry fashionista and easily transitions from laid back to polished merely by updating your ballet flats to a sleek booty. Pair these with a black top and blazer to ensure a chic ensemble. Current Elliott Stiletto Leopard Skinny Jeans $198
The Understated Fashionista
If black and white are your go-to colors and understated is your mantra when it comes to wardrobe picks, a subtle print might be the best way to get your foot in the door with this trend. J Brand Denim’s 810 houndstooth print skinny jean looks both effortless and chic. The gray houndstooth pattern is as understated as a print gets but still manages to grab your attention. Pair with garments of the same tone and shade or with a bold electric hue if you’re feeling a bit more courageous. J Brand Denim 810 Houndstooth Print Skinny Jeans $230
The Romantic Gal
From edgy to ladylike prints, spring always comes to mind when floral patterns ensue. If you find yourself wanting to show off a more feminine vibe when working the denim print trend, Citizens of Humanity's Mandy printed jeans are your best bet. The multi-colored floral print, which appears to be brushed on to the cream hued jeans, gives this pair a vintage vibe, making them look both ladylike and retro-cool. To keep your look from becoming too sweet, pair these bottoms with a neutral colored tee and a pair of black pumps. Citizens of Humanity Mandy High-Waisted Printed Jeans $190
The "It" Girl
Like all things Rag & Bone, their Galaxy printed mid-rise jean rises above and beyond the definition of cool. Black and white abstract splatters on skinny purple denim make this pair the obvious choice for all "it" girls. Statement makers without being too obvious, these skinnies reign supreme when paired with a button down silk blouse or an asymmetrical sweater. To up your cool status a notch, pile on several types of silver bangles. Just make sure to leave the rest of your look clean as tacky is not synonymous with "it" girl. Rag & Bone Galaxy Printed Mid-Rise Jeans $175
The Budget Queen
If you’re not interested in investing a significant fee on printed bottoms but still want in on this fun trend, shop for a pair or two at wallet-friendly places like ASOS and Urban Outfitters. One of my favorite picks for this season is a bold burgundy pair with tiny black panthers printed all over from ASOS. These skinnys are not only fashionable but also comfortable and soft as they are cut from pure cotton. Best part, they are now on sale. ASOS’ Skinny Jeans in Panther Print #4 $39.39