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Buh-Bye, Blue Jeans — See Why We're Loving Slouchy, Printed Pants!

Jun 19 2013 - 2:30pm

Jeans, the staple of many a modern girl's wardrobe, can become the enemy once Summer weather finally arrives. Rather than sport only dresses and skirts until October rolls in, consider updating your closet with a pair of slouchy, printed pants [1]. They're flirty and fun, they're wearable on the weekend or to work, and, perhaps best of all, they have a fit similar to your favorite pair of sweats (rejoice!).

Denim is divine, but requires so little thought when dressing. Push your style boundaries by reaching for a different blue pair instead, like this Babaton trouser [2] ($115, originally $145) done in polka-dot silk.

The abstract lines and wide-leg fit of this 10 Crosby pair [3] ($395) create a retro vibe we're dying to try.

The comfort factor of the slouchy trouser isn't the only thing that has our brains thinking pajama — trendy prints like Zara's elaborate diamonds [4] ($60) also reference classic loungewear.

Sweet floral prints aren't only for sundresses. Haute Hippie's cropped trouser [5] ($375) is ready for Summer strolling with bursts of wildflowers.

Infinitely more stylish than classic sweatpants, the silky sloucher still does have some shared DNA. Reference the elastic waistband and cuffed ankles of this MICHAEL Michael Kors pair [6] ($100).

New to prints? Start simple, with a small floral on a dark background like this Girl. by Band of Outsiders pair [7] ($385).

What to do when you've already pushed your style boundaries with brighter-than-bright neons and shocking silhouettes? Throw on a strong statement print like these Clover Canyon pants [8] ($225)!

Ladies who have already mastered printed denim can take the next step. This bold pair from Pixie Market [9] ($62) is not for the faint of fashion-heart.

Embrace Summer's brights by picking a print that splashes various shades side by side. Let this By Malene Birger style [10] ($375) be your outfit's focal point by pairing it with a simple white tee.

As the mercury starts to rise, classic blue jeans can feel downright oppressive on your stems. Loose pants, like this flowing Joie style [11] ($258), are chic and practical.

If your regular wardrobe is typically devoid of any hue found on the rainbow, approach the trend this way: Massimo Dutti has an option [12] ($90) in tan and black that feels akin to the most practical of slacks.

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