What I really like about printed trousers is that they offer this whole new option for a dinner/going out outfit. How is that? Well first of all they're not a dress. Which would be probably your first call. Second, they're not a skirt so you can actually wear them with flats and still look dressed up. Last but not least they're not your usual black pants (so you won't be asked if you're coming straight from work;).
I paired my printed (cheap) pair of pants with a peplum top which I wore to bits this summer and a thrifted boyfriend blazer. I added 2 interesting accessories (I was so exited about that bag and I'm now kinda over it) and I set off in this much easier but still suitable new dinner attire.
Top - Zara
Blazer - thrifted
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Bag - Tk Maxx