Fashion

Styling Bold Prints and Patterns // July 31, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I tend to shy away from bold prints and patterns. They can be overwhelming to style and force us out of our comfort zone. Over the past couple of months, I have started to venture out and incorporate more color into my wardrobe. So, I thought I would share a few tips on how to pull off bold prints and patterns. I have learned that bold prints and patterns can instantly elevate your wardrobe and can give you a whole new look when styled right. 

Keep the accessories simple 

For bold prints and patterns, stick with minimalist accessories and pairings. The Staud PVC bag is the perfect on-trend and minimalist, yet statement bag  for bold prints and patterns. Sticking with simple, statement accessories tones down the bold prints and patterns without adding too much attention. 

Stick within the color pallette

I usually like to stick to the color in the print or pattern to give the look uniformity when it comes to adding the perfect shoe, bag, and accessories. The uniformity of the colors within the outfit add less of a distraction.

Pick the right color for you

For bold prints and patterns with color, I have found that certain colors fit me better based on my skin tone. Different colors complement different skin tones. Picking the right color in bold prints and patterns can make all the difference. Darker skin tones can sport just about any bright color like bright or rust orange, bright pink, ruby or brick red, cobalt blue, and light yellow. Neutrals like black and white also are flattering on darker skin tones and most other skin tones. Lighter skin tones look great in lighter and softer colors like light gray, pastel blue, and light pink. 

Choose the right silhouette

Fit is everything when it comes to styling bold prints and patterns and helps keep the outfit from being too overbearing. I usually go for more tailored pieces, but I will also wear more oversized pieces from time-to-time. For my curvy girls, choose clothing pieces that cinch in your waist or for more oversized pieces, cinch in your waist with a belt. Curvy girls can also get away with tailored pieces. Tailor pieces and layering work best with straighter figures. If you have a straight figure, you can get away with an oversized top balanced out with a structured piece on the bottom. 

Staud PVC bagAshore sneaker, MM6 Maison Margiela Graffiti dress, Mother denim skirt (similar here, here, and here)

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