A Season of Prints

I love print. I love it more than most. Roz is not the biggest fan of prints as many of you know, so she felt it was the perfect story for me to write for The Chic Sheet.  I, Julie Bortnick of from prosecco to plaid, am a huge cheerleader for printed clothing.  I love solids, as well, but I get extremely excited about incredible prints.

Now that it’s officially spring, and summer is on the horizon, color is on my mind. Not just color, but printed color. Something about fabulous prints just screams warmer temperatures and beach worthy weather. Whether it is a printed blouse, dress, skirt, shorts, scarf, or head wrap, prints are in, and I believe, here to stay.

If prints aren’t typically your thing, there are ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe while still feeling comfortable and true to your style.

Instead of a bold, printed, colorful blouse, try a printed lightweight scarf in subtle colors. Try printed shorts with a black or white blouse. Try a printed top, but in black and white instead of bright colors.

You also don’t want to go overboard with prints. You need to know how to mix prints before pairing printed pants with a printed blouse.

Styling Tips:

If you are a print enthusiast, and you want to dive head first into wearing print on print, make sure to:

  • Choose a color family and stay within it
  • Don’t wear more than two prints together
  • Make sure the two prints are coordinated in size and scale
  • Don’t over accessorize

I urge you to step out of your comfort zone, for those non-print lovers out there, and try some print! Start small and work your way up, as you feel comfortable.

So long solids; prints are popping up everywhere.

1. Marni Silk Satin Top 2. Elaine Turner Angelina Thatch Print Canvas Minaudiere 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Silk Dress 4. Yves Saint Laurent Cashmere-Voile Scarf 5. Topshop Sleeveless Shell Top 6. Rachel Zoe Ballet Flats 7. Just Cavalli Crepe Shorts 8. Tibi Cropped Straight Leg Pants

About Roz Pactor

I am a fashion and marketing consultant and blogger based in Houston, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in fashion retailing that has spanned Foley’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s NYC, I have earned a reputation for delivering expertise, energy and enthusiasm to my roster of clients. I have remained closely connected with designer women’s fashion as well as the misses, teens, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories markets from coast to coast.

3 thoughts on “A Season of Prints

  1. Such great options. Accessories are a great way to try a new trend. The Elaine Turner Angelina Clutch or the Yves Saint Laurent Voile Scarf would be my pick.

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