If there's one trend this season that I thought I would give a miss, it was printed trousers. I'm not good with trousers at the best of times (I am definitely a dress girl) and adding a bold print just makes them even more difficult to wear. My initial thought on seeing these hit the shops was simple - can anyone pull off a huge floral on the bottom half?!

But the more I saw them hanging on the rails, and the more I saw the clever editorial shoots and ad campaigns featuring them, the more I started to believe that perhaps there is a pair of printed trousers out there that'll work for me. They look fun, fresh and much more exciting than a boring pair of jeans.

H&M's take on the look - a classic slightly cropped style in a black floral - comes in at a ridiculous £12.99, so if you are unsure, it's a bargain way to try the look. And the outfit options are endless, from classic black separates to going all out with clashing prints. Here are three looks to spark your imagination...

Floral trousers (throughout) £12.99 at H&M

Be Chic - Keep it Simple


Side tuck chiffon blouse £34 at Topshop
'Elm' stiletto heel super-high shoes £220 at Kurt Geiger
Budgie earrings by Layla Amber £7 at Hannan Zakari
Black drape tuxedo jacket £45 at Miss Selfridge
'Sonya' large contrast detail satchel £25 at Boohoo

Be Cool - Pretty Pastels


Contrast toplock holdall bag £38 at Topshop
Purple and blue framed sunglasses £26 Butterfly by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams
Swallow necklace £36 at Tatty Devine
Turquoise double-layer t-shirt £35 at Oasis
Quilted toe-cap flats in pale blue £15.99 at New Look

Be Brave - The Super Clash


'Savina' skull and tassle detail clutch bag £17.99 at Missguided
Black floral print wedges £24.99 at New Look
Multi abstract print leaf top £26 at Dorothy Perkins