Dare to Be BOLD
From galactic graphics, dainty delicates, to pretty polka dots, we’ve seen it all. This time around, prints take on a bolder, louder feel for the season. An organic mixture of fresh, flirty prints and vibrant hues were emphasized down the runways of many designers’ spring-summergeometric prints are one of the top 2014 trends you should be wearing right now, as seen on the runways in Valentino and Carolina Herrera collections. These designers opted for strict geometrical patterns in neutral shades for an autumn-winter trend, and migrated to colourful, unique patterns for spring-summer. In addition to geometric prints, plaid, stripe, and houndstooth patterns are also trending for summer. Love prints? What better time to indulge yourself into this season’s most popular and playful trend?
That’s right, it’s florals once again! Camouflage yourself with tropical textiles and the elements of nature around you. Brilliant bundles of floral patterns have all been featured on the runways of D&G and Oscar de la Renta for the spring. Inspired by European folk prints, floral prints are the perfect way to complement the budding beauty of spring in your wardrobe. In fact, a must have for the season is a basic floral print skirt. Take note ladies! The key to pulling off any print is with confidence is to know your body type. When selecting a floral print, remember that light colors and small patterns are best for a petite body type. On the contrary, if you have more of a curvaceous body type, you should pay attention to the large, bolder patterns and focus on the darker shades.
Fierce & Feminine?
Animal print also continues to be quite trendy for spring. Stirring away from traditional, natural coloured prints, this spring takes an innovative approach to neon brights and unusual tones. No matter what animal print you chose to rock, keep in mind the features of your body shape. For instance, a light pastel or vibrant coloured leapord print instantly attracts attention, and emphasizes the body. However, realistically we are not all a size two runway model...This being said, if you are the average real women with feminine curves, it is better to select a print in classic dark colours and pair it with a bright or light coloured top, creating a feel of balance for the overall outfit. Without a doubt, the animal print trend is sure to keep you fashionably fierce this season.
Mixin’ N Matchin’
What used to be a fashion DON’T is now a fashion DO! Mixing stripes with plaid? An absolute YES! Or what about cheetah print with floral? Why not? It’s an eccentric take on prints this season with a daring message. Create your own dynamic style and feel free to combine all of this season’s hottest prints. Done the right way, fashion blogger Olivia Palermo who wore her leopard print heels and floral trousers took a chance and hit the mark. Ladies, don’t think that trousers must always be basic black or beige. The all over print motif is definitely not an easy look to pull off, but the spring-summer 2014 runways showed us exactly how it can be done. Many people may find mixing and matching quite a natural thing to do, but worn the right way can look oh so chic! Horizontal stripes and patterns will suit women with petite figures providing emphasis on their delicate frame and vertical patterns will create a long and lean look for a fuller figured woman. Add a little bit of contrast and incorporate your favourite prints into your wardrobe. Stay fun, flirty and fashion forward this season.