Don’t Be Afraid of Prints!
This season, prints are all the rage. Prints are a hit with everything, from baroque designs to geometric shapes. Make your look perfect with these tips on how to wear prints!
Here are a few simple rules on how to wear this season’s hot print trends.
Size of Print:
The most important rule is to wear the right size print for your figure. If you are a petite woman, a small print would look best on you. A large print will overwhelm a petite figure. If, however, you are not petite, you can do a larger print. The idea is to balance the print to your body. Pick one of the colors from within the print to add to the solid piece you will wear with it!
You can keep it simple and safe by picking one of the neutral colors in the print, such as tan or white. This helps to keep the print as the focal point.
Use Prints to Shape Your Body:
Prints are naturally eye-catching, so it works well to draw attention to the areas of your body that you want to highlight. If you have a striking bustline, go for a printed blouse to highlight it. If your legs are your strong point, go for printed trousers or a skirt.
Prints are set to be in style for a while. Apart from the fact that there are a number of trends featuring prints, if worn correctly, printed garments can actually help make you look leaner and brighter, while also allowing you to express your individuality.
Coordinate your accessories to the prints you are wearing. Pick one of the colors in the print to match your handbag, and another to match your shoes. If this is too much to think about, go for a nude accessory that will always look amazing. When you want to go bold, wear head-to-toe print. When doing this, an important point to remember is that the prints need to have at least one color in common to pull them together. This is a little more difficult, but could also be really fun and trendy. Tribal prints look very chic with metallic accessories.Great big gold earring looks fabulous with this print. You can also keep the tribal-look organic by pairing tribal prints with woven and crocheted accessories.
The two must-have pieces when it comes to print are a tailored blazer, and a fabulous dress. The key to both these pieces is the shape of the garment. Go for a dress that highlights and enhances your figure. The blazer should hit you just at your hip and nip in at the waist. A printed blazer is versatile and can be worn in a number of ways, while a printed dress is a great way to get some attention.
Finally, Printed Touches…
If you’re still wary of printed fabric, go for hints of print to achieve a trendy but charming look. Try printed scarves and belts or shirts and blazers with printed cuffs. This is a subtle yet stylish way to incorporate some print into your wardrobe.
Lastly, if you are still not sure about wearing print, try a printed accessory. A great clutch bag or fabulous shoes in any of this season’s prints can take your ordinary look to fashionista status.
Photo: Ann Taylor
Photo: Ann Taylor