From Mary Katrantzou to Dolce & Gabbana, we saw how the s/s 2012 stage was packed with prints. Botanical florals, daring prints and patterns, and color pop are the hottest for spring and summer 2012. How inspiring to see happy colors and prints everywhere, this trend is so filled with energy.
Floral prints don´t necessarily have to be girlish, so if you´re looking for more creative styling tricks, check out the 3 new ways to wear florals. I first published the Trend guide: How to Wear Bold Floral Prints here at Creative Fashion, it features tips on how to work with bold florals. But today´s trend guide focuses on how to rightfully style bold prints and patterns. Let´s see how the celebs do it and learn from them.
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This printed mini-dress by Alice Temperley sent the paps to a spin when spotted worn by Pippa Middleton. The trick – wear a mini dress with circular print to draw attention to your trimmed waist.
Balanced Printed Blouse
The Queen Bee really knows how to flatter her figure as she works with trend. She teamed a vibrant printed top with a nude skirt to emphasize her torso and add length to her legs. The trick – focus on your torso by balancing a busy, printed blouse with a muted skirt.
Every outfit you wear should create that flattering vertical silhouette. Olivia Palermo braved a very tricky style, head-to-toe print, but she managed to look slim and sophisticated. The trick – go for a jumpsuit or a head-to-toe printed mix with a vertical panel or vertical line to give you a slim look.
Sometimes, avoiding a too busy print and picking up a strategically designed printed dress is wise, a´la Sarah Jessica Parker. The trick – go for a printed dress with strategic splashes of pattern to accentuate the bust and the hips.
If you’re a gal who loves boho trend, you´ll love this look. Blake Lively put her hands on printed dress with a boho-chic theme. The trick – add a stylish wide belt on your printed mini-maxi-dress to emphasize your waist and hips, and add complementary accessories in the same family of colors.
Toned Down Print
In order to not look like a walking botanical garden, you can tone down a very bold printed dress. The trick – throw over your printed dress a black leather jacket to tone down the busy print and wear a pair of pumps that match your dress.
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which of the above celeb style would you love to mimic? How do you wear bold prints and patterns trend?