A lightweight alternative to jeans, the slouchy pant is a wardrobe staple this season. These drapey, drawstring- or elastic-waist trousers hit the style sweet spot with pajama-like comfort, a pulled-together look and an easy, flattering fit that hides a multitude of sins. In an array of statement prints, all these laid-back pants really require is a tee and sandals to add up to the new weekend uniform.
As seen at Tibi's spring-summer fashion runway presentation, the Fiore Di Cactus cotton track pant combines a relaxed silhouette with a desert-inspired print, $325 at www.tibi.com and Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, (310) 550-5900.
House of Holland cotton track-style pants in a vibrant pattern designed by Los Angeles tattoo artist Alex Garcia, $190 at www.net-a-porter.com.
Los Angeles designer Raquel Allegra's tie-dye silk Easy Pant, $310 at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, (310) 276-4400.
Local denim line Mother offers a floral-print cropped Trainer pant for spring, $196 at Scoop NYC in Beverly Hills, (310) 362-6100.
Blooming watercolor florals are a top pick for spring and perfect in the Haute Hippie floral-print silk pant, $395 at www.neimanmarcus.com and Haute Hippie in West Hollywood, (310) 659-9425.
Kenzo's silk Cubic pant in a multicolor palm print invites a tropical getaway, $558 at www.matchesfashion.com and Elyse Walker in Pacific Palisades, (310) 230-8882.
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Marbleized patterns are another look to wear right now, reinvented here by Los Angeles brand Clover Canyon. Etched Marble pant in stretch crepe de Chine, $215 at www.clovercanyon.com.
Etro's oversized silk Jade pants, with an easy tie waist, offer a fresh riff on the Italian fashion brand's signature paisley print, $1,710 at www.net-a-porter.com
Sweet florals meet sporty stripes on Splendid's African Wildflower-print track pant, $128 at www.splendid.com and Splendid at the Grove, (323) 933-2990.
Capturing the art school vibe, Seafolly's elastic-waist Ziggy pant comes in a high-contrast zigzag pattern, $91 at www.seafolly.com and the Seafolly boutique at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, (949) 706-7690.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times