Back in the day, mixing prints and patterns was anti-fashion and you would get funny looks if you did it. Now, it is the coolest thing to do. The better you can do it, the more layered and put together you can look.
If you’re wondering how to get on this bandwagon, here’s 3 easy ways to mix prints and patterns in a fashionable way.
1) Stripes have been done so much that they are a more a basic than a print now. Throw them on with a pair of floral denims and voila, you have one cute looking outfit that is so put together in a French way.
2) Stripes have won people over so much so that its close cousin the check has been overlooked in the process. Here’s a check top paired with a jacquard skirt, a print and pattern that go well together.
Emerald is the color of 2013, as declared by Pantone. I must admit, I’ve been a little obsessed with this color since last year. I was vying for an emerald winter coat, then a dress, a manicure, make-up (see how Emma Stone wears it as an eye liner here) then accessories.
So, I scoured the web to find some beautiful dresses in emerald. This color is so easy to wear and suits most complexions. It looks formal so even a simple dress in this color can be carried off well. Make it yours!
Celebs are tweeting about them (Emma Roberts about the JCrew collection) and they seem to be popping up everywhere. They are available in prints from baroque to floral, tie and dye, paisley and geometric (gone are the days of polka dots alone) and in a variety of fits – skinny, drawstring, capris, straight-cuts.
I went to the mall recently and went gaga over them..every store had some and I wanted to pick them all. But hey, neither do I look like Ms. Alba nor do I make mega bucks like her. So, with trends like these I would pick one or two that fit well to try the style before getting more. This is a fun trend to try and I don’t see it fading any time soon. In fact, it will continue into summer with printed shorts.
Here is an assortment of pants show-casing this trend —