Favorite Cropped Patterned Pants for Spring

These patterned cropped pants that I recently picked up at the New York & Company Outlet are quickly becoming my favorite pants for Spring. I wore the same pair in a coral paisley pattern on Mother’s Day and they proved to be comfortable for all day wear in a day in the life of a stay at home mom. That itself makes them great, but the adorable patterns and solid colors that are available makes them even better. Unfortunately, try as I might, I simply cannot find a way to view or shop New York & Company Outlet stores online. From my experience, the outlet inventory is very different from the items offered in the regular store. If you get the opportunity to visit an outlet near you, they d0 have some beautiful items at super discounted prices. I left there with a big bag of goodies for a reasonable amount of money!

When I bought the green pants, I envisioned pairing them with a royal blue cardigan, so I purchased a super soft cropped one while I was in the New York & Company outlet. However, when I put them together, I didn’t like the cut of the cardigan with the pants. (I did not try them together in the store.) But I did have a longer cardigan in the same blue which I had purchased last spring at Target. Then when my friends at COTD Style challenged us all to pair nautical blue with any kind of geometric shape, I ran for my new green pants and blue sweater! I love being inspired to put something together, but I also love when something I already have in mind meets a challenge!





Outfit Details:
Pants: New York & Company Outlet (no link available)
Tank: Old Navy (old)
Cardigan and Necklace: Target (from last Spring)
Shoes: XOXO Shoes from Burlington Coat Factory (no longer available)

Who else uses style challenges to help inspire their outfits? Which challenges? There are so many out there! What other ways do you find to inspire your outfits? I would love to hear from you!

Keeping it on the edge,


Linking with: Fashion Should Be Fun, Shopping Your Closet by Jaymie Ashcraft, Jeans and a Teacup, Claire Justine, Rachel the Hat, Style Elixir, Forage Fashion, Style Diary by Osy, The Closet by Christie, Nancy’s Fashion Style, Jo-Lynne Shane, Fine Whatever, Momfessionals, Two Thirty-Five Designs, Threads for Thomas

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32 Responses

  1. I love the color and print of your pants!

  2. I love those patterned pants Shelbee. I purchased a similar pair in a hot pink and white design. Your green pair looks great with royal blue!
    Thanks for linking up and enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

  3. I really like this colorful look. It smells of summer
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  4. Pretty color combo – and I really like the detail on your flats.

  5. Thank you for linking up!

  6. Love your trousers Shelbee, I was looking at some like these last week. Wish I had got them now!!

    Thanks for stopping by the weekend blog hop

    • Claire, you should definitely go back and get them! I feel like I have a little extra bounce in my step when I wear bright colorful pants! And that’s kind of the point of what we do here…try to feel great and express joy through our style! Thanks for hosting such wonderful blog hops!


  7. Cute color combo! This is a look that would be perfect for a day of teaching. Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Thank you, Dawn Lucy! I spent the day hauling little kids around and chatting with other moms at the playground and I think it was perfect for that, too. So it definitely would be great for a day of teaching as well. Thanks for stopping by!


  8. I love this look! I’m often afraid to put these two colors together because they look so similar. But you did a great job! I’ll have to be sure to stop by your blog more.


  9. This is one of my favorite color combos! So bright and cheerful…perfect for spring!

  10. I love a great pair of patterned pants and yours are lovely, love the colours too. Kirsten x


  11. Those printed pants are so fun and definitely very flattering!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Those pants are a gorgeous color! Love this outfit!

  13. Love the outfit and the color combo. I have a few pairs of crops, both solids and patterns that I wear all the time. At first, I didn’t think they would look good but I was wrong (at least that is how I see it and what I’ve been told). It’s a bummer that outlets don’t also have an on-line presence but if they did, would they still be outlets? Thank you for posting with Up, Down, All-Around.


    • Thanks, Rena! I think cropped pants look good on most people as long as the length hits just above the ankle. And I wonder if an outlet would still be an outlet if it was online…Gap Factory Outlet has an online store, but the prices are still much cheaper in the actual store. Good question!


  14. I really like your pants, the color is great and I like the prints also 😀 Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!!

  15. I love cropped pants as they are a style that never goes out of style and the color is perfect for spring – reminds me a heading to the beach or golf course.

  16. Well it appears we have blue in common! Looks great on you. I love this blue paired with green.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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