While the Prada and Jonathan Saunders catwalks showed us how to double up and maximise on prints, newcomers to the trend like yourself may want to tread with caution and limit the prints to just a single item- for now.
When it comes to styling your pretty new trousers simplicity is key. Balance a bold printed trouser with a simple top - and I mean really simple. A luxe T-shirt will do just fine. They’re an ELLE team styling favourite, perfect for toning down bold pieces in the same way a jersey sweater works. Or for slightly smarter twist, pair them with a silk blouse in a neutral tone.
For shoes, both heels and flats work perfectly, and jackets should come in the form of a loose fitting blazer for the office and evenings while a denim jacket is ideal for off-duty style. Simple jewellery does exactly what it says on the tin and will add a very subtle girliness, while sparkly jewels with neon beads (Shourouk, Tom Binns and Zara) will really give you the edge.
Miranda Kerr and Kristen Stewart demonstrate this with ease, so flick though the images to see how it’s done. And once you’ve braved your first few outings, try to step it up a notch and mix with a printed knit or colourful blouse. We promise you’ll love it…