Spring is here, and that means it is time to revamp the wardrobe.

This season is all about fresh, bright and bold colors. The fashion world is making a new statement — in the form of colored pants.

Tiara Francisco, manager of the downtown boutique Lulu Luxe, says this season is all about wearing pants that pop.

The popular bold colors for spring and summer are now channeled into the pants, instead of just the traditional spring top,” Francisco said.

The thought of replacing the neutral, all-too familiar pair of denim pants can be daunting, but surprisingly, colored pants offer a simple way to re-vamp one’s style for spring.

This is a season of new beginnings, and what better way to welcome in the new season than with this new staple essential. However, the concept of colored pants leave many questions to first-time buyers. This article will help address some of the most common questions.

  • Let the pants be the canvas

While one, bright color may seem limiting, many people don’t realize that the staple essentials already in their wardrobe can create a fabulous outfit. 

Lakin Hamilton, sales associate at downtown H&G boutique, says colored pants can be paired with anything.

“Colored pants can be paired with anything that is your taste,” Hamilton said. “They go well with a bright top, or paired with your basic earth tones.”

Agriculture Business freshman Anna Adams agrees. Adams says her outfits change depending on her mood.

“Sometimes I like to pair the pants with bright-colored shirts and go all out, and sometimes, I wear a plain colored shirt so I can show off my colored pants and let them be my attraction,” Adams said.

Some Tips

One main question potential buyers have is, “How can I tone down the pants?”

If someone wants a toned-down look, a neutral top is the the best way to go.

However, one can still add depth to their outfit, Francisco said.

“Since colored pants are usually skinnies, you can pair the opposite on top,” Francisco said. “A blousy, loose top can add dimension to your outfit.”

However, patterned tops are definitely not out of the question.

“Due to the fact colored pants are a solid color, if you have a shirt with a lot of patterns, you can pull out that one color with the same color as your pants,” Hamilton said. “This ties the whole outfit together.”

Still need some ideas? This blog highlights cute outfit ideas.

  • The color matters.

Believe it or not, color needs to be taken into consideration in order to find the most flattering pair of pants.

Just like shirts, pants can wash out the complexion if the wrong color is worn.

Hamilton recommends those with fair complexions to stay away from the lighter colors.

“You don’t want to match your skin too much, because those colors will wash you out,” Hamilton said.

For lighter skin, darker colors are recommended.

And for those with a darker complexion, Hamilton suggests going with lighter colors that will compliment the skin tones.

  • Quality v. Affordability

Another issue college-budget shoppers face is finding a balance between quality and affordability. Shoppers want to get the most bang for their buck, but they also want the pants to last for a long time.

Unfortunately, the reality is quality pants are higher in price range; however, Hamilton says there is a happy medium. One just has to know what to look for.

An easy, quick way to tell if a pant is quality-made is by the inseams.

“Usually, you can tell quality by the way the seams are constructed,” Hamilton said. “If there are any loose seams or fibers, it is a lower quality. But if you find tight seams, they are of higher quality.”

Stitching isn’t the only thing to look for. This blog outlines four indicators of pant quality.