Bold Pattern Mixing - Spring Fashion Trends

Bold Pattern Mixing - Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends Blog Series

 

 

This week, I asked one of our adorable Affiliate Bloggers, Chelle of Spangled Paraphernalia, to share some tips on styling her favorite Spring Fashion Trend. Chelle weighs in: 

While classic floaty florals will always be in for spring, this season I'm really excited to ditch the pastels in favor of styling some seriously bold prints. Here are my top four favorite ways to dust winter off my shoulders with some killer prints.

Outfit:
Dalmation

1. Big sassy prints are the new color blocking, amiright? The key to making this trend scream, "I'm a classy dame," is to pair your prints with solids and minimal accessories. This keeps on-lookers focused, not on the loudness of your shirt, but on what really matters: your fabulous sense of style.

Outfit
- Peter Pan

2. Mixing textures is another great way to rock that pattern like it ain't no thang. Pairing a chiffon shirt with suede boots provides some contrast to your ensemble without adding too many competing patterns. Added bonus, subtle details like the right texture mix gives your look that "je ne sais quoi" quality that people go crazy for. And let's face it, who doesn't appreciate compliments and approving stares from perfect strangers?

Outfit - Black and White

3. If you want to rock the print, but aren't quite in that look-at-me-I'm-a-bird-of-paradise mood, throw on a bold accessory like a vintage silk scarf, tribal wedges, or a striped cardigan with something more classic and simple. This is a great option for professional work environments - classy does not have to be boring, my friends!

Birthday
Par-tay!

4. On the opposite end of the spectrum, when in doubt, more is, well, more! Be sure to mix 'em up, though. As we have been taught throughout the ages, it is very difficult to pull off head-to-toe animal print. Try combining a bold geometric print with something more subtle like tiny polka dots or stripes. This is especially effective with black and white patterns. Then, you can throw in a bright green chevron clutch to spice things up.

At the end of the day, I say, "wear your patterns and enjoy life!" Spring is all about new beginnings, so bust out your bright colors and crazy prints and be fabulous you to the fullest extent!

 

Make sure to keep in touch with Chelle for more inspiring ways to make pattern mixing seem fabulously effortless!

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April 18, 2013 by Jen Lewis
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