There are some fashion feats that will always take a little effort to master. Mixing prints and wearing bold patterns are two hurdles that even the pros struggle with. But you don’t have to be Sarah Jessica Parker to wear a print with confidence. With a few guidelines and some outfit inspo, you’ll be rocking more adventurous looks in no time. We’re breaking down the best ways to wear some of our favourite patterned pieces this spring, whether you're just dipping your toes into the trend, or ready to mix and match like a pro.
Tuesday morning @ the office: The easiest way to incorporate prints into your look is with one standout piece. We found a chic blazer in a bold but wearable floral pattern that takes a familiar shape in a more vibrant and quirky direction with pops of peach, cream, and purple. It’s the perfect compliment to an otherwise neutral outfit, and makes the denim gauchos feel more sophisticated and work-appropriate. Bright pink heels and a chain necklace add further interest and colour, while adding to the office-ready appeal of the look.
Saturday afternoon @ the WAG: If you’re new to print mixing, try wearing a simple stripe where you would normally wear a solid. The idea is to look fashion-forward, not costumey, so stick to a neutral colour palette. A classic trench keeps the attention on the pattern, while gold accessories bring out the metallic detail in the shorts. For more tips on print mixing, check out our recent ‘Ask a Stylist’ post.
Will you be rocking prints this spring? Show us how you style yours on Instagram by tagging @StVitalCentre – we’d love to see!
Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks:
Look #1 – Office
White blouse: Reitmans, $38.00
Floral blazer: RW&Co., $139.90
Denim gaucho pants: Garage, $49.95
Pink snakeskin pumps: Aldo, $75.00
Silver chain: Dynamite, $12.95
Look #2 – WAG
Striped button up: Hudson's Bay, $79.50
Geometric shorts: RW&Co., $69.90
Beige trench: RW&Co., $149.90
Ballerina flats: Browns (Wishbone), $148.00
Multipack earrings: Le Chateau, $9.95
Gold shoulder bag: Aldo, $55.00
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