02/17/2012 12:41 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

How To Take Jacquard Pants From Day To Night (PHOTOS)

Getting dressed for day can be as easy as one, two, three, but when you have to quickly go from dressed down to dressed up, the equation gets a little trickier. When it comes to day-to-night dressing, simple additions will help you do the math. You can add a layering piece for the nine-to-five or a pair of killer heels and a clutch for cocktail hour, but whatever the case, it's definitely the little things that count.

If there's one thing that we're craving for spring, it's definitely jacquard. By definition, the word refers to a type of loom that produces textiles in brocade, matelasse and damask prints. In layman's terms, jacquard is a rich, luxe-looking fabric with a pretty touch of sheen that works well when worn with almost anything in your closet. Case in point: these checked pair of jacquard pants below. Worn with a bright blue sweatshirt, colorful carryall and shimmery flats, the trendy trousers will keep you looking chic throughout the day. For nighttime, try mixing the checks with a printed blouse and add a bold clutch and metallic platforms for an ensemble that reads fun and flair. No matter what the case, jacquard pants are a stylish staple to invest in now.