Monday, 30 April 2012

Match Me If You Can...

This season, prints are having a moment. Like thats anything new, right? Prints are always having a moment! So what's the big deal about 2012 prints? What makes them different from the prints of previous seasons?
 For starters, fashion designers and style setters are throwing caution to the wind and taking some major style risk and pairing up their fave prints together. And not the simple granden variety kind. They are bringing out the big guns. From tried and tested floral, stripes and polkas to season favorites- aztec, batik, and even Van Gogh's 'Starry Night', the print trend is everyones fave mixing bowl.
Spotted at Salvatore Ferragamo, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Prada, Diane von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten to name a few. This trend has also been making its presences felt in the editorial pages as well as the fashion blogosphere.

[Image Credit:
1,2,3,4
]

The key feature of this trend is to look like an artful collage and not a circus act. While mixing prints keep these few styling points in mind.
1.There must always be a sequence as to how the items are paired. Your mixes should  match as well. Random pairing is a big no-no.
 2.The best way to incorporate different prints is to choose one key piece and and match a different printed item with it. It worked best if you choose from with the same colour family or colour harmony{warm colours, cool colours, or black white and grey}
3.Lastly, never ever wear a print head to toe. Throw in a basic neutral item to break up the prints, especially if you’re wearing bright and bold all over patterns.
With unlimited mixing options, here are some of my suggestions to styling 2012's IT print trend.

Mix I: COLOURFUL FLORAL+TARTAN CHECKS.
Mix II: WILD FLOWERS+MISSONI STRIPES.
[Jacket, Trousers, Clutch, Sandals, Earrings, Lipgloss]

Mix III: GRAPHIC SQUARE DOTS+IKAT PRINT.
[Top, Skirt, Blazer, Belt, Wedges, Bag]

So, are you all set to join the print mixing bandwagon? And how would you like to experiment with this trend? Share your paring combination and styling options with me in the comment section.

Till then, tra-la,
            Amena!!

Connect With Fashionopolis on FacebookTwitterPinterest, Bloglovin' & Subscribe
Instagram: @a_fashionopolis
email me- 
a.fashionopolis@gmail.com


19 comments:

  1. This is such a great post!! Out of my comfort zone but there are so many great patterns out there this season, I have been venturing out. Love it!

    Andee
    http://gypsyluster.wordpress.com/
    Check out our pattern post if you have time.:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Andee. In all honesty print mix is out of my comfort zone too, but I do love this trend and willing to try some out myself.

      Delete
  2. great post..love the combination..my fave is the 3rd one :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the first one :) However I like the bag in the third :)

    Nice post :)

    Sonshu
    sonshus.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sonshu. I too love the bag in the third one.

      Delete
  4. All these dresses left me drooling !! Thanx for your lovely comment :)

    Enter 10 winner Harvey Prince ($550) Giveaway
    ♡ StylishByNature.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your are most welcome. And thank you for your lovely comment too :)

      Delete
  5. Very nice styling!! I think if done correctly, mixing pattern can be so beautiful and so impactful!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Let's Twitter Together
    Friend and Fan on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jyoti. Your comments mean a lot to me.

      Delete
  6. hi!
    thx for ur lovely comment,
    u have a cool blog, followin rite now!
    hope u follow me too ;)
    kisses from Spain,
    S

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Yes I too am following you.

      Delete
  7. A great post! The dresses are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a great post....awesum. I like floral and geometrical prints for this season.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous11:31 am

    Currently it seems like Wordpress is the preferred blogging
    platform available right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?
    Here is my page :: make money online

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous7:42 pm

    Hi there this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know
    if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!
    Also visit my web page : rid of acne overnight

    ReplyDelete
  12. I could be counted as the biggest fan of prints. I love combining bold prints with small prints. I have also tried graphic prints with linear prints and it has looked amazing on me. A great read this blog is.

    ReplyDelete