The Manish Arora spring 2014 ready-to-wear runway show was vibrant, fresh and incredible. Shown in different prints and patterns, both flashy and playful, the colors were unreal. Vivid embellishments and matching accessories made their appearances alongside the modern ensembles, creating one of the most eye-catching runway shows I have ever seen. This show truly screams the message of a carefree and free-spirited summer, while also portraying a classic elegance with modest hemlines and gorgeous heels. It was absolutely astonishing.
Patterns can be a curse and a blessing. Certain patterns complement some people better than others, which can be discouraging. On the other hand, sometimes patterns can be the best thing to happen to your ensemble. Patterns bring a fresh taste to everything. They’re unique, they’re bold and they fit your style. The type of pattern you strut can say a lot about your personality. Patterns take courage to pull off, so that’s already one piece of a personality that a pattern can spill out. This past season, patterns have really made a splash, especially in palazzo pants and maxi skirts.
The thing about patterns is that there are so many of them. There’s always going to be something radical and innovative. From Urban Outfitters to Francesca’s Collections to Zara, there is always something original to try. A single pattern can express your daily mood, or an entire collection of patterns can express your general personality. You can never go wrong with trying to make a new statement with a new pattern. For someone like me who worships blacks and whites, trying out this new pattern felt riveting.
Patterns are also a really great way to get your outfit to stand out without statement jewelry. When you wear patterns, it’s best to stay away from most accessories to avoid clashing or outshining. This week, I chose to don a patterned top with hues of blue, white and gray. It’s eye-catching and different. I stuck to simple, silver hoops to avoid the over accessorizing. As I mentioned before, I paired my pattern with a pair of black denim pants to keep me warm on a cloudy day. The white, strappy heels dressed up the look, making it perfect for the office. Dressing it down with my maroon and gold Jack Rogers was perfect for a late night get together with the girls. I think Hannah Montana was really talking about patterns when she sang about the best of both worlds.