I am here to bring you breaking news!
Prints will always be around. Yep, every season. Prints will be looming around every fashion corner.
I’ve heard it all, “Oh that top is sooo cute, but I can’t wear a bold print like that. You pull it off though…” *side glance*
“I would totally wear those pants, but I have to loose like 20 lbs before I can wear that pattern.”
“I like prints, but I’ve been wearing solids my whole life.”
So to no ones surprise, this spring comes full force with prints. Some pretty bold prints at that. Bold stripes and dare I say FLORALS!!! This may be a little intimidating to some, but really you just need to find where YOU fit in on the print-o-meter.
Are you a newbie to the print game, only looking for a hint of a print? Or are you the daredevil that wants to master the ever-elusive print on print? Most of us fall somewhere in between. Here are a few tricks to get your journey started.
First, keep the print flattering. A secret is that stripes can actually be your ally when placed correctly. Opt for diagonal stripes or even better asymmetrical stripes that point toward your torso. This can be a wonderful optical illusion that makes your body look amaze! With floral, smaller prints can be tricky. Maybe an accent print instead of an entire garment covered in tiny floral. This can prevent you from looking like Laura Engels. One great way to approach floral is the abstract floral. Artistic and on trend can make you look like a walking piece of art.
Second, find your comfort level. If you like to keep it subtle, maybe try expressing your print enthusiasm in a great accessory. When taking the baby steps to print on print pairing, two accessories of prints against a solid outfit can do the trick.
A little braver? A printed denim can be your in! Try a crisp white tunic paired over a printed denim jegging. Also, a great printed dress with nude shoes and handbag can be quite the subtle statement.
For you print addicts, remember balance is key. Pick you statement piece and let the other pieces be backup dancers. Maybe a crochet solid top (embroidered pieces can be considered a print as well) with a great printed ankle trouser and a nude snake embossed dorsay stiletto can put you in the hall of fame of print on print mastery.
Either way have fun be adventurous and next season with the latest trends of prints comes your way shop with the upmost confidence, because you have one of the greatest of style tools in your arsenal… The print-o-meter!