How to wear print trousers two ways

My blogging schedule has been slightly disrupted recently due to the arrival of my fourth grandchild. This time a girl after three boys. I have been looking after her four-year-old brother. Childminding and blogging are not very compatible. They are all now settled back home so I should now be back to my normal routine. In this post I am demonstrating how to wear print trousers two ways.

Print trousers are probably a love or hate style look. Generally being a “plain Jane” sort of girl I normally choose block colours as opposed to prints. However I have owned these asymmetric print trousers for three years and really love them. I find them extremely versatile. They have a sleeveless matching top so could double as a jumpsuit, a style I consider very flattering but do not wear for obvious practical reasons.

In the photo above I am wearing my print trousers with their matching top plus my navy Cos short sleeve jacket from last year and a pair of cream pumps.

A more pared down look teamed with a navy tee. You can see several other ways I have styled my print trousers here, here and the first time I wore them in 2017. I intend to keep wearing them for many years to come. That is definitely not fast fashion.

The pearl necklace is from our ethically sourced jewellery range at Chicatanyage shop.

Photographs taken in our communal gardens by my husband.

A selection of currently available print trousers and navy tops


  1. Lynda Dransfield
    8th June 2020 / 12:35

    Hi Josephine, Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter, what a treat to be able to buy some girly things for a change. Love your outfits.

    Best wishes

  2. Brenda Chell
    8th June 2020 / 16:15

    Congratulations on your new little granddaughter Josephine, I have three and they are a great joy. You look lovely in those outfits, I remember when you first showed the trousers and recognised them straightaway.

  3. Miriam Johnson
    8th June 2020 / 16:16

    Hi Josephine,
    How do you get your hair such a lovely colour ? I have grown my dyed colour out and are now grey, but it’s not shiny but rather dull. I use Philip Kingsley silver shampoo, but there is no shine.

  4. Sandra
    8th June 2020 / 16:25

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! How lucky for her to have a stylin’ Grandma!

  5. Georgia
    8th June 2020 / 16:38

    Hi Josephine!
    Congratulations on your granddaughter. She is sure to bring you smiles and surprises!
    I love the print top and slacks and have never thought of considering them as a jumpsuit. Like you, I have avoided them for practical reasons. I think navy is a great color for you.
    Thanks for all you do to inspire.

  6. Francie Newcomb
    8th June 2020 / 16:42

    Congratulations, Josephine, such happy news! I like these print trousers and especially like them with your Cos short sleeve jacket and also with the navy tee and pearl necklace. Of the previous posts, my favorite is with the floaty cream top.

  7. 8th June 2020 / 17:14

    Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter!

  8. Julia
    8th June 2020 / 17:53

    You look really great Josephine in those outfits. And you are very lucky to be able to wear tucked- in tops.

  9. 8th June 2020 / 18:27

    How wonderful to have a granddaughter! I just ordered the Chico’s geometric print pants you show in black and cream. On sale for 1/2 price. Thank you for this article. You look lovely, as usual, Josephine.

  10. BeatrizMaria
    8th June 2020 / 18:49

    Congratulations for your first granddaughter.I know the joy.
    Love your jumpsuit.

  11. 8th June 2020 / 19:04

    Thank you for all your kind comments and congratulations. I have seen her but I can’t wait to get back to normal when I can spend more time with her. They have called her Eleanor.

  12. Pat
    9th June 2020 / 00:44

    Congratulations on the new grand baby! That is such wonderful news. I love this outfit. The print is great and looks fabulous on you. I love that the matching separates can be used differently; I’ll bet it is great for travel. I personally love a printed pant, but the print has to feel right for me and my size. I have lots of solids, but I do love print and crave it at times so I have a couple of print pants and some printed tops to mix it up.

  13. 9th June 2020 / 13:59

    Adding my congratulations to the rest!
    I like these print trousers, particularly in your faux jumpsuit look. I think I may have ranted about the baggy arsed unflattering print trousers around last year but these are definitely not in that category. They are very grown up and I think what I didn’t like In what I saw around last year was comfort having become synonymous with older women dressing like little girls. Baggy trousers with elasticated waists with a daisy pattern look best on four year old girls. Anyway that’s my pet prejudice happy to be contradicted!

  14. Dee Robanos
    9th June 2020 / 15:48

    Congrats on your new grandchild….a girl at last! I love the print pants but I’m a solid color girl because I’m not tall as you obviously are and am afraid I’d look like my grandmother’s sofa! But it’s a lovely look.

    • 9th June 2020 / 16:26

      Hi Dee
      I have a friend also called Dee who is not very tall and she wears prints. As long as the pattern is small it should work.

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