Occasionally, you let your ensemble reflect the rainy day blues. Your clothes mimic exactly how you feel — not in the mood to go anywhere or do anything. So you throw on a hoodie and tie your hair in a messy top knot hoping for a quick end to the day. But why enter the sea of drab hues like everyone else on campus? Make an impression — a printed impression. It’s so easy to add versatility to your look with accessories, especially with bold print or color. Adding a few pieces to your look allows you to mix style with comfort and ease for any weather condition.
I walked past this Fashionista who seemed as print happy as I was this past fall season. Her look consisted of several classic pieces that can be transformed into great outfits for any day. But on this more dreary day she got playful and flirty with paisley and floral print accessories. Underneath this Fashionsita’s jean jacket is a lace little black dress she played up with fun tights tucked in colorful curlicue printed boots. And the playful prints didn’t stop there — her backpack and ID holder sported a new floral print by Vera Bradley. If you are gushing over this print, Vera Bradley and Lilly Pulitzer are the perfect places to go. These prints really elevate this little black dress and incorporate the feeling of spring. Notice how this Fashionista made her dress causal while still keeping a sweet and feminine style. Her personality is written all over this look, and her bright smile indicated that she felt great. I’m always intrigued by Fashionistas that stick to their aesthetic no matter the circumstance.
We are all yearning for spring. No matter how much of a fall lover you are, the kiss of warmth is irresistible. But until then, I suggest substituting the color and feel of spring with prints and florals. You can even incorporate them in your fall wardrobe with accessories that won’t overpower your look. I’m a firm believer that the bolder the print the better, but for those who may be less expressive, accessories are a much suitable way to embody the trend.
Spotted: Stella McCartney incorporated print in her spring 2012 collection in a subtle way.