Whether you’re terrified of them or embrace them, prints are an absolute necessity for any wardrobe on the planet. They can be used as the show stopper or a support role in just about any outfit that you can think to put together.
But, if you haven’t gotten on the print train yet, here are 15 reasons you should give them a try:
1. They can bring color into a drab outfit.
Everyone has had an outfit or two that are a little too monochromatic. These monochrome looks while beautiful sometimes, can cause you to blend into the background when you really should be saying something with your clothing. Patterns can help to liven up any outfit, no matter what color pallet you’re working with.
2. They create visual interest.
Patterns help to create visual interest in your outfits. If you’re wearing solid pants and a shrug for example, wearing a printed blouse beneath it, it can help to draw attention to your outfit and brighten it up a little bit.
3. They draw the eye to wherever you wear them.
If you want to accent a certain part of your body, wear a print in that location. If you want to draw attention to your waist, a patterned belt or sexy patterned leggings will create visual interest while telling the eye to focus on that certain spot of the outfit,
4. They can create longer lines.
Patterns, especially stripes, can help to create longer and leaner lines. This is especially helpful if you’re on the shorter side.
5. They are flirty and fun.
Prints come in so many patterns and colors that you can find one to suit just about any personal taste, they can be flirty or fun depending on the look you’re going for. If you want a classic, flirty dress, play with florals in a darker hue. If you want an outfit that screams “fun” wear brighter colors with fun and painterly patterns.
6. They can be found in any color.
As stated above, they can be found in any color in the rainbow. If you can think it, it can be found. This means that prints can be found to fit any outfit combination under the sun.
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7. Big and bold.
More often than not people shy away from prints, especially big and bold prints, but they shouldn’t. These are statement pieces waiting to happen, especially when paired with neutrals.
8. Soft and sweet.
Pastel patterns and prints can create an overall look of innocence and sweetness. This is perhaps why soft, floral sundresses remain a favorite spring fashion statement.
9. Patterns for every occasion.
If you’re a die-hard in dressing for the occasion, you probably already know that you can find prints that suit just about any occasion from weddings, festivals, family get togethers, and a day at the beach, or holidays.
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10. Patterns for every season.
Fashion tends to follow a stream-line of popular trends through each season. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall all have their own prints that coordinate with the up and coming trends for the year.
11. Patterned accessories.
If you’re not quite bold enough to wear prints in your outfit, try adding in some patterned or print accessories such as necklaces, bangle bracelets, a graphic print clutch, or even shoes.
12. Edgy prints.
There was a time when prints erred on the side of caution, but ever since the edgier subcultures began to flourish, so did prints. There are many eye-catching prints for someone who dares to live on the edge a little bit more.
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13. Alternative prints.
Much like prints with an edge, alternative prints will cater to the alternative subcultures in fashion trends. Whether that is a skull and crossbones print or zombies; don’t be afraid to play with color or graphic prints.
14. Classic prints.
Vintage style clothing is making a comeback, and included in this are classic prints such as zebra, leopard, and snakeskin. They play a huge role in vintage inspired clothing. If you’re not too fond of animal prints, try a high contrast polka dot dress that’s reminiscent of rockabilly culture.
Almost everyone loves flowers, especially if they’re done tastefully. From skirts, blouses, and dresses; florals can be found on just about any piece of clothing imaginable. Florals are often the go-to print for any formal event, weekend wear, or to add a little extra pop for an interview outfit.
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What is your favorite print to wear? We would love to hear your feedback below!