If you’ve shunned the prints portion of your wardrobe, convinced that polka dots and stars aren’t boosting your style game, it’s time to think again. Some of our favourite fashion bloggers are doing print on print both for weekend casual and a playful but still polished look for the office.
When worn correctly, the right print and patterns will not only liven up our outfit but also be incredibly flattering.
How To Wear Prints
Women tend to shy away from prints, they think they’ll look over the top or that a print will make them seem bigger. Don’t right them off just yet, if you do, you’re missing out on an opportunity to add life to your wardrobe—not to mention all the great things they can do for your body. For instance, framing horizontal striped with a dark blazer, makes you look slimmer. Who doesn’t love that?
How To Pull Off Prints Like A Pro
- A denim shirt gives print pants an easy vibe. Leave it untucked to get some coverage in the hip area.
- Pants with a straight leg and a flat front are slimming — no matter how bold the pattern.
- Go with neutral or dark prints until you feel confident enough for colours.
- The easiest way to try prints is with a shoe. They’re fun but not a huge commitment.
Use Prints To Flatter Curves
Have hips? A structured pencil skirt will elongate and streamline your bottom half, and the all over print distracts from any trouble spots.
Make It Casual
Everyone looks great in a button-down, especially in gingham. Throw on animal-print flats to complete your look.
Mix Things Up!
The trick is to always balance a feminine pattern with a masculine one, creating a sense of fun.