Prints can be tricky even for fashionistas. From exotic patterns to large motifs, here is the guide on how to wear prints in 2017!
Hey gorgeous! Prints are an eternal part of fashion. They creep into the fashion collections one way or the other. The classic rich look has always been about solid colors, but for the past few seasons, prints have not only been in designers runway collections, but also in the fanciest gowns, on wedding dresses and even on the red carpet.
We love prints in casual outfits. They add color or a point of interest or even help us make a statement. They’re one of the latest fashion trends for 2017. This year, we saw exotic prints, large motifs, nature-inspired patterns and mixed textures on the runways.
So let’s take a look at how to wear prints in 2017!
7 Ways to Incorporate High Fashion Prints in Your Wardrobe
1. Pair Prints with Solids
Solid colored separates are the easiest to pair with prints. If you are not sure how, pair denim or neutrals with floral, patterned or checkered tops and dresses. You can also pair a print with a matching solid-colored item. Such as pair a pink skirt with a printed top in pink and cream. To add something trendy, add a neutral belt to your outfit.
2. Wear Printed Accessories
Matching printed clothing with printed accessories is little tricky. But if paired well, it’ll look beautiful when you go out with the matching accessories. Add a geometric print bag or boots to match your dress.
3. Wear Matching Printed Sets
The safest bet is to pair similar prints with each other, and match them with solid colored-separates. Combine large geometric prints with smaller geometric prints with same color palettes. Matchy – matchy is a huge fashion trend and we saw it on Spring Summer 2017 runways! Whether it’s floral, patterned or checkered, wearing a matching top and bottom set looks chic and is easy to pull off with neutral accessories!
4. Go for Printed Outwear
Printed outwear are a great and easy way to look fashionable. Try a coat with a large floral print, or a jacket with a patterned trimming. It looks classy paired with neutral accessories.
5. Combine Prints with Large Motifs
Large motifs add grandeur to the whole outfit. You can pair exotic prints like animal prints with floral motifs and striped tees. If you think prints look clumsy, adding an overcoat with a bold statement motif is a great way to go stylish and look sophisticated!
6. Pair Prints with Prints
Print on print pairings have been the talk of the town since 2016. Whether it’s patterned or striped, pair similar print but in different color family. This is also a great option to wear it casually or to work.
7. Try 3 Piece Outfit – Print+Print+Solid
This is the trickiest combo to create. But go bold and try nonetheless! You can wear a large motif coat with a striped tee and solid pants from the same color family.
How to Wear Prints for Different Occasions
A. How to Wear Prints Casually
Wear printed jumpsuits, dresses and separates for casual outings. Add neutral accessories to look trendy, such as nude heels and a matching bag. Pair printed separates with solid – colored ones. Or wear print on print for a matching set.
B. How to Wear Prints to Parties
Parties are always fun occasions to try prints. You can wear strapless or a full-sleeved printed gown with a matching embellished bag. Add matching earrings and pumps to complete your outfit.
C. How to Wear Prints to Work
To make your office look more interesting, wear trendy geometrical prints on blouses or dresses with matching neutral accessories. Nude, navy, black, mocha and white make great pairings.
So did you like the guide on how to wear prints in 2017? Which print look was your favorite? What style in high fashion prints would you go for work and parties? Lemme know! Comment below!
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Pinky is a Staff Writer and Research Analyst at ShilpaAhuja.com, and an iNIFD graduate with a diploma in fashion design. Pinky’s expertise lies in the latest wedding fashion trends and hair/makeup advice. Prior to taking up a career in fashion, Pinky graduated with a B.Com (C.S) from Ethiraj College. She is also an art and a movie buff, she loves to read a lot of online stuff, mostly fashion! The girl next door trying to juggle homemaking, blogging & wanderlust! Creating insights on beauty, hair & Indian fashion trends, one article at a time… Her hobbies include shopping (obviously!), hogging food at city’s new restaurants & listening to Bollywood music.
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