Sunday, September 28, 2008

Check out previous installments of my Fall Fashion Trend Guides.
Fall Fashion 2008:Purple Reign
Fall Fashion 2008:Flower Power
Fall Fashion 2008:Bold Rocker Chic

This fall, prints are everywhere. Big and small, colorful and
neutral, it does not matter what you choose as long as its a
print. Some of the hottest prints include animal print and
plaids, but this season includes floral(see above) and
graphic art prints. Prints can be fun and bold, while
others are a little more subdued. Try them all.

That said, you should be careful when wearing a print.Larger
prints have a tendency to be flattering, particularly when
the garment is structured. Never wear something with a
large print that not structured, as it flatters no one.
Smaller prints can work, too. Here's a few additional
rules to help.

1-I've said it once, I'll say it again, never wear two
prints at the same time!

2-When wearing stripes, its okay for them to be horizontal
as long as the stripes are wide. Oh and add a belt to
cinch at the waist.

3-If you are wearing a bright print, make sure everything
else is more subdued. If you are wearing a darker print,
add some colorful accessories.

4-Except for pin-stripes and the occassional plaid, don't
wear printed pants unless they are your pajama bottoms.
However any skirt can have any print.

5-Invest in bold printed scarves. Start a collection of
different colors and styles. They are key.

6-A few printed items to avoid:
leggings/tights(unless they're striped)
turtleneck sweaters(should be avoided at all costs)

Here's some of my printed essentials:

More coming...stay tuned.


artfulfrog said...

I love prints. And I love retro prints! Yay for prints!