"Party Pants" Are the Micro-Trend That's About to Take Over

Yep, "party pants" are the latest micro-trend to take hold in the fashion world and they're every bit as fun as you're thinking. Whether it be the checkerboard print jeans from indie labels Holiday the Label and Lisa Says Gah or the metallic and shimmer-coated trousers from Scandi brands Saks Potts and Hosbjerg, we're defining this loud and bright pants movement as "party pants". Because, after all, if we can't go out to actual parties right now, we might as well channel the fun-loving vibe in our wardrobes.

We've been noting a rise in a maximalist aesthetic and an overall nod to the '60s in all things fashion and home decor right now. Fashion girls are especially keen on playing around with bright colors and loud prints, but instead of sticking to one pop of color in outfits, it's becoming more popular to mix and match shades and prints. And voilà, printed pants are the trend everyone's building their maximalist outfits around, pairing them with everything from bright sweaters to easy basics.

If you want to see exactly what I mean, keep scrolling to fill up on styling ideas from the fashion people who are tackling the trend now. Of course, you'll want to peruse the shopping options that are defining the trend, too, which is why I've included a number of my favorite pairs below.

These cow-print jeans from Lisa Says Gah have become an Instagram favorite, and our editor Yusra is also a fan.

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Checkerboard print is proving to be a huge motif for 2021 and these printed pants from Holiday the Label are a key buy.

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Newspaper print is a little unexpected, so it might just be the thing you were looking for to spice up your plain wardrobe basics.

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Metallic really takes the idea of "party pants" to the next level. Make them ultra-casual by wearing them with a graphic tee and flats.

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Your plain blue jeans could never.

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