When we predicted that side-stripe pants were bound to be a trend this spring, we didn’t realize the sporty look was going to attract both high-end fashion houses like Alexander McQueen and Emilio Pucci to a major contemporary brand like Elie Tahari. So it seems like everyone wants to be comfortably stylish this season. And we totally get it. The loose-fitting pants are super cozy and actually look good with both a pair of fashion sneakers or high heels, which makes them easy to dress up or down.
So what’s the difference between when they first appeared on the runway a few seasons ago and now? As opposed to their debut in a slew of solid colors, they’re adorned with tons of different prints and patterns. The side-stripe on both sides are still a total must, thanks to their ability to flatter and lengthen your legs. Check out our slideshow to see which printed pants you’ll soon be wearing 24/7.