Missoni has historically been known for its brilliantly bold prints used in the production of both clothing and accessories, but they are not the only ones any longer. Many more designers have made eccentric patterns a key element to their lines. I mean, each of the looks in London-based designer Louise Gray’s spring 2013 collection includes more prints than I probably have in my own closet overall!
While many of us may appreciate the designs and hard work of such a designer, the looks may not be as practical for us to wear on a daily basis. Target has been a Godsend in the past few years for us Fashionistas on a budget, what with its partnerships and collaborations with such fashion bigwigs as Neiman Marcus and Prabal Gurung. The latter has provided pieces with amazing prints at a reasonable price so we can still “WOW” without wow-ing our wallets as well.
Bring out your playful side with brightly patterned purses like this tote by Missoni. However, if you are on a budget like I previously mentioned, a fun carryall like this one from Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent or this w. ander by Collina Strada tote would be more up your alley.
There is one key thing I want you to take away from this article: don’t be discouraged from wearing your prints with prints. As you can see from this Fashionista’s ensemble, patterns can work well together as long as they are not too similar. Stripes with more stripes? Probably not your best choice. Stripes with polka-dots or floral (or even elephants in this case)? Absolutely adorable.