STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Playing With Prints

This season, designers have been playing with a large range of eye-popping visuals when concocting their collections. Ripe with effusive patterns of every size, shape and kind imaginable, loud prints are being embraced on the runway. Embracing bright colors, geometric shapes and florals guarantee some eye catching ensembles this spring.

This Fashionista doesn’t shy away from whimsical patterns. She is wearing a tan trench coat emblazoned with black hearts. The print is busy, but the silhouette of the coat is classic. The coat is paired with dark jeans, and accessories in a striking shade of navy, keeping the print the focal point of the outfit. The outfit is fresh, bright and playful, while being polished enough for a day at school.

Prints might not be the easiest to pull of, but they have a very high payoff. To ease into it, a chic print like breton stripes can make a statement while evoking a preppy nautical feel, especially when paired with espadrilles and a hat. For girly florals that don’t feel too precious, a romper like this could do the job. For seasoned Fashionistas that are not afraid of whimsy, a dress with an actual image print like this one or this one could serve as the perfect conversation starter.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “Actually, mixing prints is fun. It might seem like a faux pas sometimes, but I like pairing polka dots with stripes, for example. Wearing playful prints feels so appropriate for the warmer weather now.”

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