How to Wear Patterned Skinny Jeans

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Printed skinny jeans and statement necklaces

Wearing patterned pants, especially printed skinny jeans, might feel like a challenge in the summertime. However, although it’s 99 degrees outside where I am, my classrooms are absolutely freezing! Jeans are a great option for my predicament, but wearing blue jeans all the time can be so monotonous. That’s why I prefer patterned pants – they are fun and full of personality!

Usually, patterned skinnies are thought of as a fall and winter staple item, but I’d like to challenge you to wear them in the summer, too. Below, I’ll show you a few ways to rock printed skinny jeans this season:

Take 1: Never Go Wrong With Neutrals

Printed skinny jeans with neutrals

Neutrals are called neutral for a reason – they go with everything! Wearing a neutral top with a bold printed bottom is a tried-and-true pairing, but it can look a little safe and boring. Let’s spice it up.

Take 2: Neutrals + Statement Necklaces

Printed skinny jeans and statement necklaces

Okay, I understand. You’re not comfortable breaking out of the neutral box. That’s alright. Accessories can add so much personality to an outfit – after all, it’s the little things that matter. I love statement necklaces because they draw the eye upward. That means all the focus isn’t on the printed pants, thereby creating a more balanced look. Also, don’t forget to play around with different textures, like I did with the crochet top on the right.

Take 3: Denim + Neutrals + Statement Necklaces

Printed skinny jeans and denim

You can’t walk outside these days without seeing denim everywhere. On the grass, on the trees, on the roads – okay, maybe not that much, but you get the point. Whether it’s summer or fall, layers are great for transitioning from outside to inside. Pairing printed jeans with a denim jacket or shirt is a fresh take on the denim-on-denim trend that is far from being a fashion faux pas.


How do you wear patterned skinnies in the summer? What do you think of these looks? Would you wear any of them? Let me know how you wear yours below!

7 thoughts on “How to Wear Patterned Skinny Jeans”

  1. Lookin’ like a real dynamite gal! Thanks for the bombtastic tips yo, while I don’t generally rock skinnies this was an adorable article that made me consider it!

  2. love this post! you are so cute and i love the necklace in the take 2 look and the lighter denim jacket in the take 3 look. I’m not sure if Gloria (the first person to comment) meant to say that the jeans you chose to feature were obnoxiously patterned…but that’s the way that I interpreted her comment and I couldn’t disagree more. I think they are fun.

  3. I’m so glad that this has helped you–thanks for the feedback! Let me know if you have any ideas for what to style next!

  4. THANK YOU for this post! I have those very same pink patterned pants and I’ve only worn them once because I have no idea what to wear them with. Thanks again.

  5. You could also purposely buy patterned skinnies that are “subtle” in nature, ie they’re not super bold and patterned. I have a pair of purple leopard print skinnies which actually isn’t that obnoxious, since the leopard print is very small and packed together, and the dark purple color doesn’t contrast that much with the black spots. Also, when wearing clothes other than neutrals, it helps if the colors chosen are in the same color family as the pants.

    Great “beginners” guide though! I love the comment about texture and balance. They’re fundamentals that many people forget about when styling looks.


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