“Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry.” / Coco Chanel
C’est vrai, mademoiselle Coco. From the mouth of a woman who knew how to make bold statements, we thought we should not only apply this advice to jewelry but also to the style accessory of the season: prints.
The runway psychics nailed this one. From florals to drip-dyes to tribal, summer wardrobes are itching for these patterned accents. So now that you know you want them, the questions becomes, “How do I wear them?”
First and foremost, you must understand that there is a fine line between bold and cluttered. What we mean is that, unlike the mix-and-match nature of last season’s color blocking trend, prints and patterns should be used as statement-wear and paired carefully with other busy pieces. We’re going for statement not seizure.
Take a peek at some of our go-to items for print perfection below. Want something unique? We love these two pieces (RIGHT) from our friends at Southern & City!
FROM LEFT / A.L.C. Lake Shorts. Mara Hoffman Strap Back Dress. S&C Aztec Print Mini. S&C Bubblegum Dye Flare. Photos courtesy of shopbop.com and southernandcity.com.