In the last few years, you may have noticed a trend for minimalism when it comes to colours and prints. And while I’m all for simplifying your wardrobe and making it easier to get dressed in the morning, prints and bright colours aren’t your enemy. Done right, they can form a key part of your wardrobe, and also add emotive elements to your style, helping you to feel great in the clothes that you’re wearing.
Here are some simple rules you can follow to integrate prints seamlessly into your wardrobe.
Know which event you’re shopping for
Prints generally act as key statement pieces in your wardrobe. Understanding when and how you will wear a printed piece is key to having a wardrobe that works for you. Prints are suited to fun times where you can experiment – a night out, holidays, office parties, but it’s up to you to decide where prints suit you the most!
Know the difference between a trend and a classic
As with any style, some prints stay in fashion, while others are more are trend lead and and reflect a certain moment in style. What you want to do is fill your wardrobe with classic prints that rarely go out of style – for me that’s simple leopard prints, floral prints and plaids. Other prints may be a reflection of the current trends that due to their specific-ness as a point in time will date more quickly, and these are the ones you want to be careful about.
Picture the item with three other outfits
Before you slap your credit card on the table to buy your new printed piece, make sure you actually have other keystone items to wear it with by creating 3 outfits in your head before committing. This will a) have you on your way to wearing it in no time b) tell you if there is a thing you need and c) warn you if you have nothing to wear it with.