How I Style Bold Acid Wash Prints

How I Style Bold Acid Wash Prints

Creating a new look using an acid wash print may seem challenging, especially if you’re not accustomed to wearing bold prints and colors. In reality, acid wash prints can be styled into a variety of looks ranging from day to night and casual to dressy. Incorporating acid wash prints is an easy way to add a bit of edge into your personal style and update your wardrobe.

Look #1: Fun and Flirty

Every girl has used the phrase “jeans and a nice top” to describe their planned outfit for the night to their friends. But an easy way to stand out from the crowd is exchanging your basic, dark blue skinny jeans for a pair of low-rise acid wash jeans. Combined with a crop top, lacy bustier, or bralette and a pair of chunky-heeled boots or wedges, these jeans are perfect for a girls’ night out and are sure to be comfortable all night.

Each acid wash print is unique, so some pieces may look better than others. Try swapping out different kinds of crop tops, and experiment with different types of jeans (bootcut, high-rise, boyfriend, etc.) to find the ideal looks for your acid wash denim.

Look #2: Cute and Casual

Even though the acid wash print is most commonly associated with jeans, combining an acid wash jacket with a casual sun dress and throwing on a pair of classic black Converse sneakers is a quick and easy way to add a bit of edge to your cute and casual look. The jacket doesn’t even have to be denim. In fact, the jacket pictured is made of regular cotton fabric that is printed to look like denim.

Contrasting the lightness of the acid wash print with a darker dress elevates your outfit to a new level, while the Converse sneakers maintain the casual vibe of the overall look. You could even wear a bold statement color like bright coral or yellow underneath the jacket, or you could add a piece of statement jewelry to amp it up even further.

The acid wash print is such a versatile texture in that it is not strictly limited to denim and can be used to create a range of looks. You can even find different variations of the print on dresses and leggings too! These are just two looks that express two aspects of my personal style, and I hope you’re inspired to create your own.

How do you style your acid wash prints? Show us your unique looks by tagging @CFashionista!