Personality Pops with Patterned Pants: On Trend


After the recent call: Ladies, Please Burn Your Black Pants, we thought we would show our support. “They’re boring and sad, and they make you look boring and sad, too,” says fashion writer Emma Rosenblum of the aforementioned trousers. We agree, the poly-blend black work pant is out dated and lacks personality, but that doesn’t mean all career-appropriate pants have to. Here are five great patterned pants you can wear to (most) jobs. 


Ankle Pant by Podolls

Not only is Podolls the fashion dream of perhaps the sweetest couple, their clothes are always made with responsible fabrics and manufacturing—an idea that’s embedded in the DNA of the company.  Made in the USA, these printed pants flaunt a bold graphic that will turn heads. Plus, their loose fitting silhouette is great for looking fashionable any time of month.

Podolls, $275


Printed Silk Pants by Carrie Parry

Carrie Parry garments are like a road map for sustainable style–and these pants are no exception. Made with 100% silk crepe , the beautiful pattern was custom screenprinted by artisans in India. All Carrie Parry garments are made in NYC and for each purchase a tree is planted in collaboration with Trees for the FutureThese are the perfect printed pant to add a hint of personality to your office outfit.

Carrie Parry, $285


Royal Egg Vase Pant by Clover Canyon

When it comes to prints, Clover Canyon has mastered the craft.  We love the floral, punk nature of these printed pants.  Plus, Clover Canyon is “made in Los Angeles, and always will be.”

Clover Canyon, $268


Megan Tapered Silk Pant by Amour Vert

Made in California, Amour Vert’s name, meaning love for green, says it all. These animal print pants, made from silk, are comfortable and stylish. Fitted but still loose and casual, we love these fierce patterned pants.

Amour Vert, $214


Classic Trouser by SUNO

When I first set eyes on these trousers, I was in love. The modern fit is cut perfectly, and the plaid pattern is perfect for fall. As always, SUNO is all about quality, and these are made in NYCs Garment Center. These patterned pants are a great investment you’ll never get tired of wearing.

SUNO, $595


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Images from the brands, collage by Juliette Donatelli

Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.