Bold, brave and ultra-feminine, prints are making their mark across the fashion landscape and our wardrobes are all the better for it. Whether you experiment with animal, floral or geometric prints, you won’t know what type works best until you’ve tried them all… so we’ve thrown together some of the trending ways to get a handle on the power of print.
A RARE BREED: Usually when we think of animal print, our minds go straight to the classic leopard print. It’s been around since the 1950s, but back then it would be in the form of a leopard fur coat. Commonly the colour combination of black and orangey-browns is used. We’re telling you to mix it up. It comes in black and green or even black and yellow. Add a pop of colour to reinvent a classic.
AN EAR FOR IT: Accessories are a nice and easy way to slowly introduce prints into your everyday wardrobes. Floral or geometric hoops are trending right now!
SUIT-ABLE ATTIRE: If you really want to make a powerful leap, why not go for a printed suit? Just ensure any footwear and accessories are simple so you don’t clash or go overboard after all, too much of a good thing does exist.
THE FINISHER: Winter is here, so that means one thing, scarves! You can never go wrong with scarves… they keep you warm, tie together any outfit and not to mention, they keep your neck warm. Pick out a punching print pattern to add a bit of pizzazz to a little black number.
The trends of maximalism and minimalism seem to be fighting for the top spot everywhere. It’s time to wave goodbye to demi-fine jewellery as it steps out of the spotlight and is replaced by a chunkier rival.
This season, leave your dainty jewels on the duchess and make way for bolder, heavier, chunkier pieces with serious pizzazz. Big, bold necklaces are reigning supreme; gold chunky chains, oversized pearls, big beaded beauties, standout link chokers and strings of life-sized shells are all making waves, and headbands, rings and bracelets are also getting the chunky treatment.
Sometimes loud and proud is exactly what you want your earrings to scream, and most certainly when your outfit does not.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of eye – or more specifically ear – candy to tempt a loosening of the purse strings, with statement earrings doing the sartorial seducing this season.
They don’t have to be full of colour to meet the ‘bold’ brief. From ‘chandelier’ to ‘door knocker’, playing with angles, or just trying something completely out of left field, the statement earring is a game changer for any look but, let’s face it, it’s not like we need an excuse to have a fling with some new bling.