Print here there and everywere!
Print is everywhere this season. Big and bold, bright and cheerful, ditsy and muted, there’s something for everyone. But where do you start? I have compiled a few tips and ideas to give you a bit more of a heads up…
Move Over Leopard….
Yes our love for animal print never seems to tire does it? This season it’s all about snake print. Its fuzzy pattern and often muted colours makes this a great option for those of you with soft colouring. Choose a base colour that complements your skin tone and don’t feel it has to be the usual grey/green/brown offering.
Polka dots and spots
Expect to see lots of spots this spring – especially the iconic Pretty Woman brown and white spot! Well, it’s back. A very feminine print that some would say is timeless, so check the back of your wardrobes before you go out and buy new. Spots are very flattering on curvy figures…but think about the size of the spot in comparison with your scale.
The scarf print is not for the faint hearted if worn all over but great for those of you with a creative/dramatic style personality as you will be more than happy to mix these with strong colours, textures and other prints. If you fancy print clashing, make sure there’s some sort of cohesion such as a common colour that ties the pieces together or similar sized prints. If that’s a step too far, you could tie a scarf print around the handles of your handbag or even your wrist?
Geometric patterns are ideal for hiding the not so perfect bits of our body – they are the masters of disguise. Straight body shapes such as rectangles will love this design as it complements their angular body shape but hides the mum-tum. Choose your colours carefully and you will have a winner in your wardrobe for years to come. Those with a strong colouring will look fabulous in contrasting colours whilst those of you with softer, warmer, lighter colouring will be far more at home in tonal shades.
For the last few years, blooms have played a big part on fashion. Lots of “fresh” shades this spring…but they can be difficult to pull off. It’s really all about scale; petites may want to avoid the huge prints as they can overwhelm a small frame, whereas larger figures will balance them more easily.
Hope that helps and give some inspiration.
Have a lovely Easter weekend- we are off for some sunshine in Wales, so fingers crossed we can clink a Rose or two while the kiddos gorge themselves on chocolate!