15 August 2010

Pursuit of prints

Did you notice how this year stores have been more equipped with printed garments than before. From flowers, stripes, hearts, stars, moons and kitty kats, seems that all kind of prints lately are in style. Not to forget the ethnic, tribal or geometric ones. When I just think about the period when I was one of all-wrapped up-in gray girls. That must have been very boring time of my life because to not print is very passé.
August may not be exact time for summer shopping side of sales, but always pops out something inevitable. This time are prints that although bought as summer pieces, could become style builders of fall closet.

dress See by Chloe dress is just perfect example; silk fabric, interesting star print and ¾ sleeves make this dress perfect for summer evenings on nude legs that later could be easily replaced with black tights and flats for daily elegance. Also if you spot somewhere silk blue dress from Lewis summer collection, don’t leave it to someone else. That would be a sin.
jacket Little jacket in oriental or floral print is my very style candy of the season but not exactly the item you will find in shops unless they are selling vintage. Blogger Typhanie is irresistible in combination of little floral blazer with shorts. As a matter of fact all the prints you will see on her blog are worn in very irresistible way (via nast.fr)
If jacket is not so safe solution for you, go for printed cardigan or kimono like this on the picture from topshop and wear it over top of different print (see Rachel Comey ss10)
shorts or pants From tribal, floral, leopard or other printed pants that you have in your closet or thinking about getting one, instead with boots, wear them in very ladylike manner.(topshop shorts would be perfect with black tights and a blazer in fall)


Eszter said...

I usually avoid buying prints because they are so hard to pair up with other items but these pics are just lovely

K A T H L E E N said...

ive really gotten into prints especially this summer and can still work them into fall if im creative!

NobodyKnowsMarc said...

I love print..

Grace said...

I've never been a fan of prints until this year. So excited for this post!

Love Grace.

Jamie-Lee Burns said...

I really am enjoying the prints - more so on items like shorts and dresses as I find it's so fun! x


H said...

Nice, nice, nice.

t.g.s said...

yeah i've noticed there's more themes and life in clothing stores, but i'm not complaining :)
i'm really into ethnic/boho and romantic styles atm

Juseneide said...

nowdays we can find a little bit of everything in stores

Haute World said...

I used to be addicted to prints but have calmed down for a while. I still love them though, especially the paisley, polka dot and of course florals!

H said...

Thank you kindly :)

Style Stars said...

i love prints! these are lovely photos.




prints are all the rage, and great way to show uniqueness.