Hey my beautiful ladies! I am always saying that most of your closet should be classic, timeless pieces that will never go out of style, with a few statement pieces that spice things up. Usually, when people think of classic, prints and patterns are out of the question. But one of the easiest ways to add dimension and some excitement to an outfit is by incorporating a print. Spring is a great season for wearing printed pieces, so make sure you have these 5 prints hanging in your closet. These 5 prints will always be in style, no matter what.
A circular patterned print, initially used in the clothing of flamenco dancers has made its way and is still very popular. Wear this print big and bold, or smaller and more subdued, and in any color you want! Whatever the size, a polka-dot print is a beloved classic.
Floral is another print you can’t go wrong with and it has always been a go-to in warmer months. It’s fun, it’s flirty, it’s feminine and lets everyone know that warm weather is here to stay (for a while, at least). Though floral pieces are generally popular in spring and summer, you can wear florals all year. Choose darker colors for fall and winter, and lighter or brighter hues for spring and summer.
There are so many different varieties of this pattern and no matter if you go with thick, thin, horizontal, vertical, colored or monotone you can’t go wrong with any of them. Think of stripes as the “neutral” pattern. This pattern will go with not only all of your other timeless pieces, but stripes are the perfect simple pattern to mix and match with the other patterns in your closet.
Animal print might be the biggest surprise on this list, given that it’s not everyone’s favorite pattern. But according to me, every woman needs pieces that she can wear when she feels like bringing out her wild side. Animal prints, especially leopard, could almost be considered a neutral: they’ll never go out of style and they easily mix into almost any outfit. If you don’t love it in your apparel, go for it in your accessories. It looks great on bags, shoes, belts and other accessories. Try it out on small accessories first and then if you like it, add it in bigger pieces, for example, a coat.
Timeless and versatile, plaid is a must-have wardrobe staple that will probably always be around. This print is a lot more androgynous than prints like floral and animal print, and you can dress it up or dress it down. Wear a plaid shirt with some jeans for a casual look, or choose pieces like trousers or a pencil skirt for something more sophisticated.
Mixing two different prints can sometimes be intimidating, but doing so really makes a bold statement. A general rule when it comes to combining two prints is to choose pieces that share the same colors. As long as you have at least one (though two is better) common color, you can wear two contrasting prints for the same ensemble.