Take a look at my Pinterest boards and Instagram saves and you'll notice a theme; I am obsessed with patterned pants. I've been stalking a pair of iconic Roberto Cavalli tiger print pants on Vestiaire Collective from the Fall 2000 collection for a week straight. It's safe to say this trend is taking over my life, and I'm not mad about it. After countless hours scrolling through fashion TikTok and strolling downtown Manhattan, I've come to the conclusion that all the cool girls are living for printed pants in 2023. This trend is all about nostalgia, with our favorites taking inspo from '70s fashion: Flared silhouettes and psychedelic swirls appear on pants by brands like House of Sunny and Hosbjerg, and Miaou gives a nod to the early aughts with its low-rise printed denim. So what are you waiting for? It's time to go bold or go home.
These funky floral pants can be worn out on the town. The lurex knit adds a touch of sparkle, giving these bellbottoms a dressed-up feel. Fun fact: YanYan uses leftover yarn to reduce waste.
The light jersey fabric and shell print make these pants a must-have for summer.
These baggy low-rise jeans scream Y2k. Play up the nostalgia by adding a baby tee and some shield sunnies.
These are like wearing Roy Lichtenstein pieces on your legs. How could pants get any better than that?
This brand boasts a wide array of African-inspired designs, including these fun patterned pants (and its matching crop top!).
I love these. They're patterned yet subdued, which makes then a versatile addition to any wardrobe.
These are an excellent way of making work-from-home comfy AND cute.
This mustard yellow color is attention-grabbing without being garish, and it transitions well from season to season.
These pants would work great for both a dinner date and a wild night out on the town.
I love the stings on these, which zig-zag up the midsection. They're leggings, too, which means you'll be able to stand out and stay comfortable at the same time.
These hand-dyed pants are made sustainably, and the textile workers who created them are paid fair wages. Pants you can feel good in AND good about.
These pastel-colored pants would look amazing in the summer, or in the winter with a black turtleneck.
This eco-friendly, fair trade brand is also Latinx-owned! It boasts meticulously made designs guaranteed to retain their vibrant colors for years to come.
For when you can't decide which color to wear — ¿Por qué no los dos?
Behold this whimsical twist on Ralph Lauren's signature structured look.
Another fun African pattern. What I like about this particular pair is the way the divers patterns meld into one another.
These oh-so-soft sweatpants have the cutest tie dye pattern on them. I'm relaxed just looking at them. Plus, 4Kinship is an indigenous-owned brand!
I can't even begin to explain how much I need these. Look how CUTE those little faces are! Plus, they come in both white and classic blue denim.