21st April 2014
Summer Style: How to Wear Prints (Whatever your Age/Shape/Size!)
Prints are always huge for Spring/Summer and for some, it can be a tricky one to tackle! The Autumn/Winter can be a safety net for style in terms of cosy knits, simple dark colours and it’s totally OK to just wear black skinny jeans and a cute jumper all the time, because, it’s cold isn’t it? We’re all guilty of this sometimes, just wearing what we’re used to, especially in the colder months.
But, the sun’s on it’s way and hopefully we’ll get some lovely weather so it’s time to ditch the cardigans and failsafe colours and inject some prints into our lives! This post will show you how to wear prints whatever your occasion, shape, age or size! If you have any questions or we’ve not answered something that you think we may need to cover, send us an email or Tweet us for a super speedy response to @Theimageconsco.
Do you need a summertime event outfit?
If you’re looking for something for a summertime wedding or garden party and you feel like you’d need an injection of print and colour try one of the dresses below. If you’re a lady with a bigger bust then the strapless one could be perfect for you, enhancing an hourglass silhouette. The green floral Reiss number is fab for slightly pear shaped ladies as the flared out skirt will skim over the bits that you don’t want to cling to! The higher neck also looks better on a smaller bust.
Does your office wear need brightening up?
You can still bring the prints to the office, but perhaps just one statement piece is more business like! Try a printed blazer like this one from Warehouse or a floral skirt like this J. Crew one to bring the work day alive.
Scared of wearing prints day to day?
For a less formal occasion but you still feel like bringing out the printed big guns why not try a trouser or a jumpsuit in a printed fabric. Primark have some amazing printed jumpsuits at the moment, so if you feel like you might want to give it a go but don’t want to invest too much money into the look as you’re unsure, try Primark out for size before you jump in feet first!
Try wearing a printed bottom if you’re larger on the top and vice versa, it will balance you out and draw the eye away from the larger area that you don’t want as your focal point. Pair them with a plain tee like we have below with these fab Topshop trousers and choose a modern accessory like these monochrome flats for a fashion (but comfy) edge!
Jumpsuits and prints don’t always have to mean crazy colours, this Maison Scotch Khaki printed jumpsuit is a lovely flattering colour for most skin tones and can be jazzed up with accessories. Why not try the tribal/ethnic vibe with this look?
Straight up & down gals, whatever your age can get away with the printed top as there’s no bust to get in the way! Printed tops are also great on pear-shapes as it draws the eye away from the bottom half. If you’re 20s-30s the crop-top is still in range, just as long as you style it how you’re comfortable. Pair with high-waisted skirts and trousers if you’re not keen on having your mid-riff out.
Hopefully this helped you if you’re struggling with how to wear prints in the up and coming warmer months! Let us know if you have any questions.