During the beginning of the year, we told ourselves, what we’re leaving in 2017 is playing safe. Sure, minimalism is great and has that laidback cool effect that we’ve always loved but it’s time to step out of the box. While there are definitely dos and don’ts in fashion, the beauty of it is experimentation. Toss the notion that you need to adhere to a strict set of rules in order to be considered stylish. Keep in mind what works for you and what doesn’t—pay attention to your shape and your height in order to make adjustments and make every look you compose flattering to you. This season, fashion girls are embracing prints of all kinds—from of-the-moment plaid to gingham to stripes.
If you’ve always been reluctant to jump on the print bandwagon, we’re here to change your mind with outfit ideas ranging from subtle to bolder looks for the adventurous girls willing to take the pattern plunge.
Here’s an easy one—a one piece. No need to get a pair of co-ords, let a printed jumpsuit do the talking paired with a light coat or robe in a color that complements the hues of your jumpsuit. Style with heels and a mini bag and you’re all set.
Just perfect for the summer, embrace the season’s effervescent fervor by creating a vibrant palette. Pair an easy coordinated tee and trousers with a colorful blazer of jacket. Bonus points if you manage to match your outerwear with a groovy pair of socks.
Pairing party pants with a neutral sweater is a great way to get in on the trend and also a good starting look to dip your toe in the waters as a beginner in print territory.
Perhaps the easiest OOTD for your travels, a checked double breasted turned into a dress is a trick we copped from stylish Instagram girls. Take a page from the runway and wear it with colored tights for added warmth and a punch up to a one piece ensemble.
Still in checked territory, a plaid power suit is the way to go. Dress it up with pump or block heel boots or down with sandals or oxfords.
Absolutely apt for summer, add some sparkle with a glitter tee (if you’re not into that texture, just go for one with thin stripes) and floral maxi because who says it’s only a beach piece? Pair it with a raffia or micro bag and some sunglasses for a look that stands out in this heat wave.
This is what we were talking about when we said “step out of the box”. You’ve probably never thought about pairing a cropped floral or Hawaiian shirt with a printed maxi and let us tell you, it’s the perfect fusion of relaxed chic with a bit of spunk. Polish the look by coordinating your bag and shoes.
A black-and-white color scheme is always a good idea. Take inspiration from the beloved checkered trend of the 2000s with your trousers paired with a long belt and a graphic statement tee.