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:
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.
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?
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!
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!