Monday, April 18, 2016

OOTD: Printed Pants

Bold prints are a must for spring. Florals may not be ground breaking according to Miranda Priestly, but they sure do fit the season. I love florals because they are the perfect feminine touch to any look. This pair of floral chinos are my go-to statement piece for spring. I picked them up from J Crew a while back but they are still a great pair of pants to turn to for a fun and bright look. 

When working with a bold print I either pair it with a solid, denim, or a smaller scale print. In this case I wore a short sleeve denim button down which practically goes with everything! Don't be afraid of printed pants. They can be a great way to mix up from your typical jean routine. 

This look is perfect for walking around and cafe hopping! On our journey to take blog photos my big and photographer jumped into Cafe Diem and Ali Cakes on Main Street in Ames, IA. Cafe Diem has simple sandwiches and snacks along with a bunch of coffee drink options! I opted for my go-to beverage of choice a simple latte with sugar. As we were walking we found the adorable display in the window of Ali Cakes. Cupcakes and cute displays... we were in! We ended up splitting a cookies and creme cupcake and it was probably the best cupcake I've gotten in a cupcake shop. They were so fresh and very homemade! I highly recommend both of these places to mix up your typical Starbucks coffee. 

My tiny pink Coccinelle bag is my go-to bag recently. It's the perfect size for what I need. I used to be the girl carrying a tote bag the size of my body. But now I carry only the essentials and nothing else! This bag is just what I need and helps me stay organized. While in Italy I picked it up and it was such a good decision! 

I like to accessorize my bag with different key fobs and keychains. My smiley face emoji keychain is also from the Florence, Italy Coccinelle store. As for my bold necklace, I used tones that were in my pants to bring out the bright bold colors in the look. 

Where it's from: 
Pants: J Crew 
Shirt: J Crew 
Ballet flats: Tory Burch 
Necklace: Baublebar 
Pearl bracelet: KJP 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, Bourbon and Bow Ties, & Kate Spade 
Watch: Kate Spade 
Bag: Coccinelle 
Emoji keychain: Coccinelle 
Photography c/o Megan Goblish 
Locations: Ali Cakes and Cafe Diem

What is your favorite pair of printed pants in your closet? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. I love your outfit! I seldom wear printed pants but whenever I do I always get compliments, I should get more printed pairs!

    Ane | Basque Prep

    1. Thank you so much! You should for sure try them out more they are awesome to pair with basics :) thanks for reading!

  2. these pants look gorgeous on you dear!

  3. Love the pants - they're so fun!

    Rachel |

    1. Thank you! They are perfect for spring :) thanks for reading!