20 Patterned Pants Anyone Can Pull Off

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A woman wearing a colorful printed jacket and red patterned pants
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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 2021. 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.

Shelby Comroe
Shelby Comroe

Shelby Comroe is the Credits Editor and Fashion Assistant at Marie Claire covering all things fashion and giving credit where credit is due. Check her out @shelbycomroe on Instagram if buying designer handbags is your idea of a retirement plan!