Wearing prints successfully can be your key to creating a perfectly pulled together look. Knowing how to wear printed clothes is more important this season than ever before, with the current trend for all things printed. From blazers to dresses, to trousers – if it is printed then the fashion world is saying to you should wear it! Here are my tips for the best ways to wear prints, with a little help from Laura, Olivia and Diane…
Head to toe
Head to prints are usually a no-no, but it is a look that has been spotted a lot recently. The most popular interpretation of the trend is the floral blazer and trousers combination. This is probably the easiest way to wear this trend. Anchor the look by keeping your top and accessories simple.
Neutral separates or accessories will allow your clothes to shine when it comes to wearing print. A strong print, paired with white, black or cream, will really pop.
Complement your printed item by keeping the rest of your outfit in the same colour scheme. Pair separates or choose your accessories by picking out a colour from the print. If you are feeling brave, and mixing two prints together (especially when going for the head to toe look) try and choose ones in similar colours.
If wearing printed clothing seems a bit much for you, then try adding some prints to your outfit in the form of accessories. This is one of the easiest ways to try the trend. Add an animal printed belt or a tribal print clutch for an instantly updated outfit.
The bomber jacket is making a comeback this season and choosing one in an eye-catching print is a fun way to wear the trend. When wearing prints this way, balance out the sporty style by teaming it with a short shift dress.
On the bottom
While we might be used to wearing printed dresses and tops, you could also try wearing them on your lower half. A pair of printed trousers or shorts will look fresh and perfect for work when teamed with a crisp white shirt (or a flash of tummy like Diane Kruger)
Mixed or clashing prints have been a very popular look of late. However, it can be one that is quite difficult to get right. Make this look work for you by picking prints in similar colours, balancing out their sizes (big prints with small prints etc) and pairing funkier prints with timeless ones like breton stripes.
Show some skin
Big prints have a tendency to swamp the person wearing them. To overcome this, don’t be afraid to show a little bit of skin with your printed outfit. Bare shoulders, a low cut back or a little bit of leg is all you need to vamp up this season’s prints.