Digital prints are taking the fashion world by storm this spring. Striped, floral, animal, mod, geometric and tribal prints are all in this season, and they’re sure to be eye-catching, no matter which graphic print you choose to wear. Try out the vibrant printed trend by rocking a vivid pattern this spring, or take a shot at mixing prints if you’re looking for something bolder.
Graphic prints are the perfect way to make a statement with your ensemble. If the print you’re wearing is all-over and bold, remember to keep the rest of your outfit to a monochromatic scheme. With loud prints, it’s best to pair the graphic piece with something solid to balance the intensity. Mod prints were a smash hit on ready-to-wear runways at spring/summer 2013 shows a la Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton. Mod inspired graphic prints are especially classy when worn on a dress. Dresses are an easy way to wear prints, since a dress can be styled with lots of different pieces. Check out some printed dresses below.
Looking to mix patterns? Mixing graphic prints can be intimidating, but it is possible to do without looking too busy or clashing. Start out simply by choosing prints that have similar colors in them, and use only one dominant print. Scale is also an important thing to consider. If your top has big, bold geometric shapes in the pattern, make sure your second printed piece has patterns that are much smaller so you don’t appear overwhelming. Lastly, remember to limit your graphic prints to two separate pieces, such as a top and bottom or a scarf and shoes.
If you aren’t ready to mix patterns and you think graphic clothing might be a little too loud for you, try accessorizing with graphic prints. It’s easy to incorporate the trend into your accessories because there are so many ways to accessorize. Shop graphic accessories below.
Still unsure of how you can best pull off the graphic print trend? Try wearing printed shoes as a statement piece! Color-blocking your ensemble will allow you to play with color, and follow the previously mentioned rule of color palettes. You can easily add a punch of intensity by slipping on printed shoes that have similar colors in their patterns. Remember that no matter how you try the trend, you want to look and feel confident in your ensemble.
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