How 3 Editors Style the Season's Hippest Pants

Assistant editor Katherine wore checked pants on Monday. Senior editor Dara sported hers on Tuesday. By Wednesday, I felt morally obligated to wear mine to work as well. The trend was taking over PureWow HQ, and yet…we all dressed them up or down really differently.

Here are three ways to rock a checked-print pant this summer, as demonstrated by our very own editorial team.

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katherine wearing checked pants with a yellow top and colorful earrings
PureWow Editors

Go Bold With Color

A clean black-and-white print is the perfect balance to a burst of tropical color. Choose a solid top in a bright, cheery hue and accessorize with equally vibrant earrings, bangles or a silk bandanna headband.

Get the look: J.Crew earrings ($68); Love, Fire top ($25); J.Crew pants ($90); Jeffrey Campbell shoes ($198)

abby wearing checked pants with a frilly red top
PureWow Editors

Mix In Some Other Prints

Have some fun playing with proportions and pair your mini checks with a larger-than-life floral, like these embroidered leaves, or oversize stripe. 

Get the look: Free People jacket ($98); Carolina K top ($166); H&M pants ($35); Dolce Vita sandals ($120)

dara wearing checked pants with a clean white top
PureWow Editors

Stick With The Classics

We don't always want to look like a walking picnic while wearing gingham, but sometimes it's fun to play up the print's most obvious reference. A clean white top and natural-toned footwear allow your checked pants to steal the spotlight.

Get the look: Topshop top ($50); RACHEL Rachel Roy pants ($66); Bella Vita sandals ($80)



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