Patterned pants.

I have blogged before about my love for patterned trousers.  They always seem to make a more prominent appearance in my closet at this time of year.  They are a great transitional piece – lighter than jeans but still providing coverage, plus it’s easy to incorporate some spring colors in an outfit with them.

Free People Marant Mollie King Patterned trousers

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I’ve only added one pair to my closet this season – these from Zara, who always offer an amazing array of patterned trousers.


I love any kind of animal print so these Marks and Spencer Per Una ones keep catching my eye – especially as they are on sale currently, with limited sizes left.

Per Una

Mango hit my radar last year when I picked up a couple of great patterned harems in their sale.  These are fabulous in this seasons collection.


I’d be buying this pair if I didn’t have my linen harems from last year.

Mango 2

Here I am in my Zara pants today.  Off to the Doctors, sniff, sniff, with a horrid head cold which I need to kick it into touch before our beach trip!

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Shoes – Marks and Spencer skate shoes // Trousers – Zara // Tank – H&M // Jumper – TopShop

Yesterday was also a day for some comfy trousers – these are the Next harems that I bought last year.  If you are interested in dipping your toe in the ‘harem pool’ – take a peek at Fiona’s post here – she’s picked some great ones to peruse.

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Boots – Rag & Bone Newbury navy suede // Harems – Next navy (last year – similar here) // T-shirt – ASOS forever t-shirt // Jumper – French Connection // Jacket – Next (old – similar here)

So patterned pants – will you be sporting a pair this season?



22 thoughts on “Patterned pants.

  1. Jo

    I like the idea of harems as an alternative to yoga trousers or leggings as I work from home a lot. The next ones look more tailored, what sort of fabric are they?

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Hi Jo – they are jersey and really comfy. The crotch isn’t low at all so they are really a smart jogging pant – I love them!

  2. Michelle

    I snagged some in the Mango sale last year too!! Can’t wait to get them out again this year….they look like a sludgey brown camo print!! I am definately going to be having a look at the Zara ones you have…they look gorgeous xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I have those! They are lovely and so easy to wear. The Zara ones are fab – really happy with them and I haven’t been tempted by much from them for a while! xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Yes – I stocked up in Next last summer and got some animal print and tie dye ones too – I love them for around the house or even with a pair of courts for work – plus they aren’t too low slung so perfect for those who aren’t ready for a full knee length crotch:)xx

  3. Sue

    Not gone there yet properly. I got a pair in the Zara sale last year and I was looking at them again the other day and thinking ??? partly because I bought them in XS which I am not and the pants are telling me the same. Hmmm. Maybe it’s time to look for a different more forgiving pair.

    Maybe I’ll start gently with a pair of plain ones. Easy does it.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Poppy will have the XS lol – she loves her H&M harems in the kids section:) I have started going up a size in Zara and Mango for baggy pants as they are much more comfortable especially when there is no stretch in the fabric! xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Oh I will have a look – DPs do deliver here free it just takes FOREVER! Thanks for the tip! xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I used to buy a medium in Zara pants with elastic waists but the calves are sometimes too tight – especially in a silky fabric with no give – so these are a large and they feel lovely and loose – yet not huge if that makes sense!? I’m normally a UK 10-12 on my lower half. Hope that helps! x

  4. Eve WornOut

    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather – you look great in the photos! Thanks for highlighting the Mango Bambi trousers. I adore them! I have ordered the draped denim trousers and a pair of short black harems too. In for a penny…. X

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I’m so tempted by them but have SO many pairs of pants with labels on them from last year!! Which are the short harems you got – they sound fab but I can’t see them on the US site…xx Love the full face models and new styling that Mango have started to use too!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Hope you’re feeling better now honey…mine fortunately is just a bad head cold but it always heads to my chest – antibiotics are the Drs orders so I should be right as rain soon! xx

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