Buy of the day: Printed trousers

Prints are bright and bold in the trouser department this summer

Printed trousers may look like pyjama bottoms, but just like we wore underwear as outerwear last spring the trend for printed pants brings loungewear into the fashion furore.

Prints can be seen on different style trousers from harems to chinos to this season's palazzo pants, making it easier to find the shape to suit you.

Life Matters loves these printed trousers, �66 from Laura Ashley.

Wear with a white or cream vest and flip flops during the day and dress up with a black top, black accessories and a pair of platform heels for the evening. Alternatively wear with this season's bright colours or other prints to create a clash of prints and colour.