With winter on the horizon, now is the time most of us bust out our basic blue jeans and dark-colored suit slacks. And while they’re our seasonal go-tos for a reason, they can be almost as depressing as the fact that it’s now dark during both our morning and evening commute. But there’s one street style-approved way to add a little personality to your fall wardrobe: patterned pants.
They’ve been a street style staple the past few seasons and while the experts often team them with equally jolting tops and jackets, patterned pants are actually pretty easy to style IRL. No matter the pattern, opt for a neutral sweater or blazer and blouse combo to avoid giving your bottoms any competition. As you grow more confident in your patterned pant prowess, step things up with a brightly colored coat or topper. Eventually, you can graduate to sporting a patterned suit or mixing prints like a pro.
When it comes to picking patterns, everything goes. From florals to leopard to plaid to scarf prints, the more colorful, the better. Plus, if you’re dead set on rocking denim this time of year, brands like Off-White and Ganni have you covered.
Here are 18 must-have pairs of patterned pants to help you make a statement this season.