There´s a fun and playful element in printed shoes, it can be dressed up and down and can serve many purposes. But printed shorts trend isn´t new, in fact, it´s only revived this season thanks to the big waves created by bold print and floral print trends from the stage.
We should credit Balmain Resort 2012 collection for bringing printed shorts back to the spotlight and of course, some trendy celebrities such as Whitney Port and Jamie Chung for inspiring us to wear a pair of printed shorts with style.
When it comes to styling, your option is endless. Team your printed shorts with an equally attention grabbing printed top, go ultra-girly with a lace top or create a fierce edgy look with a (leather) jacket and black tights. How about translating the runway to real life? If you dare to go bold a´la Balmain look, find a great pair of matching printed shorts and jacket.
Below are the looks we´re loving with printed shorts.
Printed Shorts with Printed Top
In our tips new ways to wear floral trend, one style tips that we feature there is wearing a print floral top with a floral print shorts, unmatched. This principle applies to any printed shorts. Pair two different floral separates, shorts and top, which prints and patterns have some similarities (both have small print florals or similar shades in the print). Unless your top is cropped enough to not cover your shorts, tuck it in to give definition between the prints.
Printed Shorts with White Cropped Top
Show off those abs you´ve worked hard for weeks in this animal print shorts and white cropped top combo. Let your printed shorts stand out by adding neutral colored shoes.
Printed shorts with Denim Jacket
With a nude tank top, denim jackets and brown flat shoes, you have a casual-smart look for printed shorts. Alternatively, you can add a three-fourth sleeved shirt layered over by a denim vest accessorized with a metal necklace and some studded cuffs.
Printed Shorts with Tights
For a more fierce look, wear your printed shorts with black tights and black ankle boots finished with a leather jacket in black or brown.
Printed Shorts with Lace
Go ultra-girly by teaming a pair of floral print shorts with a soft lace top. This look is all about embracing femininity. Add a stash of attractive bangles and cuffs for more interesting details.
Printed Shorts with Striped Tank
Rock those flirty print shoes teamed with striped tank top for a day at the beach or a stroll at the ranch. You bet, you need a cowboy hat too!
Printed Shorts with a Blazer
For a sophisticated take, dress up your printed shorts with a bright blazer jacket or go for a black blazer to pair with your black floral shorts (like Jami Chung´s look above) for a more glam combo.
Printed Shorts with Matching Printed Jacket
Another very trendy and stylish look you can make with printed shorts is a customized version of this Balmain runway look. Don´t leave it in the runway, breathe it to life, wear a flattering printed shorts and jacket set. Once you find the right pair that fits well, don´t let it go.
Printed Shorts and Colorblocking
It´s always fun to blend two trends. This time, try your hands on floral print and colorblock mix. The key here is to pick to or three colors from your printed shorts to colorblock. This will your shoes entirely out of its elements.
Now it´s your turn, tell us how you wear this trend. Which printed shorts look would you love to re-create?