STYLE GURU STYLE: Gold And Ivy

March 2nd, 2015 at 2:00am

Prints have always made a consistent appearance on the runways. During New York Fashion Week’s fall 2015 shows, it was evident that some designers drew inspiration from William Morris, an English textile designer well known for his oak leaf patterns as well as wallpaper floral. Such prints were seen on a wide range of garments, from dresses to flared trousers to outerwear—you name it. Out of all the print heavy looks on the runway, I was especially drawn towards Honor, because they took an elegant approach to it. Every printed piece had a regal look to them yet they would be perfect for a breezy spring day. They could be easily transitioned from a day out in the park to a night dining at a classy restaurant.

So on a particular sunny afternoon, I attempted to formulate an outfit in regards to this trend. In my closet lay a midi skirt covered in gold flower print that is conveniently high-waisted, which made it so much easier for me to pair it with a crop top. I opted for a white crop top as a contrast to such a dark skirt. For added height, I chose my ankle height boots that streamlined my overall look. Accessories wise, I kept it at a bare minimum with silver dangly earrings and a couple of flower-beaded bracelets.

I think it was relatively easy to style a printed piece. It all depends on the look you are going for. As all I did was went fabric shopping and to a café, I kept it simple without compromising my style. My tip is to pair a printed piece with monochromatic pieces if you are afraid of clashing. For prints on prints, make sure the colors are relatively similar and are of contrasting sizes.

Get My Look: 1. A white crop top. 2. Printed William Morris-inspired midi skirt. 3. A pair of ankle boots.