There is nothing like a fresh print to mix things up when your wardrobe is feeling a little stale. With the right basics, injecting a print into your everyday style is a perfect way to stand out and create a style identity without changing up the rest of your look too much. Not sure what print to start with? Here are this seasons 3 biggest prints to choose from.
Checks – From blazers to suits to handbags, check prints are showing up everywhere and anywhere this season. A check print packs a serious fashion punch for an effortlessly put-together, considered and fashion-forward look, while also being easy to style. Check works with all washes of denim and is just as at home with a corporate look as it is with a weekend dress. Stylish, check. On trend, check. Versatile, check (all puns intended!).
Gothic Florals- Sound like an oxymoron? Well, it isn’t! Gothic florals are a huge the answer to all your edgy, quirky dreams. Think bold, dark and luxurious, gothic floral prints add depth and drama to an otherwise feminine, seen-it-all-before concept. In rich tones like burgundy, purple, forest green and charcoal, you can be sure a print like this will give you serious edgy appeal. To work this print go for dramatic shapes and textural fabrics - wide shoulders, billowy sleeves, ruffles and collars in silk, brocade and satin. To maximize the effect, style back with ultra-skinny jeans, black biker boots and a smoky eye.
Animal Print – Spots are finding their way into stores worldwide as the runway shows in 2019 offered up a-million-and-one ways to do animal print without verging into tacky territory. A long line coat is a great way to kick things off but for something a little more wild consider a leopard print silk midi skirt, a spotty headscarf or a cross body bag with a fur (faux!) strap.
Kimberley is a fashion blogger, stylist, and creative consultant based in Canberra, Australia. She is passionate about the creativity of fashion and helping people find confidence through style. Her experience in the industry spans over a decade and she aims to draw upon her knowledge and acquired skills to help others access the joy of self-expression through style. She is active on her blog, www.thestyleside.net as well as on her Instagram profile @the_style_side.