May 9th, 2016 at 2:00am

This is finally the time of year where we can throw all of our boring and monochromatic outfits back in storage for the next winter. For the days when dressing in our favorite shorts and baggy T-shirt just won’t do, patterns and prints are our new go-to. For going out on the town or to brunch with your favorite girl squad, springtime prints are a must have for anyone’s wardrobe. Dress it up or down, prints can make any outfit perfect for spring.

When thinking about how to dress up your prints it’s important to stick to things that flatter you, not outwear you. Patterns can reflect your personality. For those of us that are a little more reserved, ease patterns into your outfit by incorporating them into smaller areas first. For example, if you have a sheer tank top, put a patterned one under it. The sheer overlay of the second top will make the pattern less of the focus. If you’re someone who likes to have fun and is always laughing, a big bold print should be your main piece.

This Fashionista is already ahead of the game when talking prints. Layering a solid tank under her bold kimono is the perfect way to feel like spring even if the weather in the morning doesn’t quite agree. When picking pants or a skirt to match, stick to your neutral colors. This will enhance your print without making your outfit look too busy. Going for less jewelry and adding a pop of color with some sunglasses will make the outfit look pulled together but also fun and flirty. When topping off the outfit with your shoes, stick to your favorite wedges or beige colored shoe. This will bring the attention up to the print. As always when you look in the mirror and feel fun and flirty your ready to take on the day turning heads with all your bold prints and fresh spring style!

How To: Layer basic colors under a brightly printed kimono or light summer cardigan. Pair with neutral solid color pants, skirt or shorts. Finish off the look with your favorite summer sandals or wedges and some classic jewelry to tie the whole ensemble together without looking too busy.