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As much as I love skirts and dresses, I almost never wear them. I have normal human being thighs that are almost constantly touching to some extent, and I often fall victim to the dreaded chafe or poorly-named “chub rub” when the temperature hits anywhere above 50 degrees. My solution? Printed pants. They’re just as fun and festive as a sundress or breezy skirt, and they protect my thighs from unwanted discomfort. Plus, they can easily be dressed down just by changing your shoes.

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Sound like something you might be interested? Check out 13 pairs of printed pants your spring wardrobe is practically begging for:

1. Bi-Stretch Skinny Ankle Pants (Gap, $69.95)

gap ankle pants

Gap makes some of the best pants in the business, IMHO. I’ve been wearing their jeans exclusively for at least the past five years, and their trousers are no different. I also like that these pants in particular have a lighter base color. It’s more summery that way.

2. Floral Vine Riviera Cropped Pants in Julie Fit (LOFT, $69.50)

floral vine pants

Cropped pants are your best friend in the warmer weather. Seriously, you have no idea how much those extra few inches can cool you off.

3. Y.A.S. Prism Pants in Graphic Print (ASOS, $94)

prism pants

If you’re an all-black-everything kind of girl, I encourage you to get a pair of bright pants like this. It’ll be fun to break up the monotony of your wardrobe, I promise.

4. The Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants in Daisy Print (Old Navy, $22.97)

daisy pants

You know those Kate Spade daisy print pants that you love but can’t afford? These are the wallet-friendly version of those.

5. Neoprene Printed Kady Fit Pants (Eloquii, $44.99)

eloquii floral pants

The rise in these pants is perfect for tucking, and it would go just as well with a t-shirt and sneakers as a pair of heels and a button-down.

6. Martie Pant in Gingham (J.Crew, $98)

gingham pants

Gingham is always a nice choice for a print as the size of the size of the boxes can give off a very different feel. For example, a small gingham is subtle…

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7. Kendall + Kylie Gingham Style Belted Trouser (Nasty Gal, $148)

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…While a thicker gingham is much bolder. Also, here’s a look at one of the pieces from Kendall and Kylie Jenner‘s debut collection in action! We’re as shocked by how much we like it as you probably are.

8. Contemporary Striped Pants (Forever 21, $15.90)

striped pants

Cue the horrible Robin Thicke and/or Beetlejuice jokes. 

9. Marnie Monochrome Geo Skinny Trousers (Boohoo, $20)

geo pants

Chevron isn’t just for your jewelry or your nails.

10. Patterned Slacks (H&M, $14.99)

hm pants

H&M makes some seriously cozy pants, and I’d definitely suggest picking up a pair before the store gets overrun with shoppers after the launch of the brand’s new spring collection.

11. Printed Trousers (Zara, $49.90)

printed trousers

These are the best kind of casual print.

12. Jacquard Suit Trousers (Mango, $79.99)

jacquard trousers

Suit trousers instantly make any outfit that much more professional, which is great if you work in an office with a more strict dress code.

13. Ava & Viv Soft Pant Classic Ivory (Target, $20)

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And, of course, there’s nothing better than a soft jogger pant in a bold print.