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Popping Spring Prints and How to Wear Them

March 29, 2018

Have you ever gone into a store and fell in LOVE with a printed top or pant but didn't buy it because you weren't sure how to wear it? Today we're sharing with you not only how to wear prints but how to make your prints stand out with pieces you already have in your closet! In our recent blog post, "Top Transitional Trends: Winter to Spring", we shared with you the top spring trends: stripes, florals, and tropical prints, to name a few. Now it's time to take these trends to the streets!  

 

 The Basics

An easy tip when trying to incorporate prints into your daily look is picking prints that are a neutral or a dark print until you feel confident enough to add in colors. We love the black and white animal print skirt, paired with a solid black top, pictured below. It's a gorgeous look that falls in the comfort zone of many neutral lovers.

http://blog.styleestate.com/style-estate-blog/50-cute-winter-spring-outfits

Look by Style Estate.  

 

The Curve Couture

Do you have curves?  Embrace them!  A structured pencil skirt elongates your bottom half while the print sculpts and flatters your silhouette. One secret we'd like to share with our curvier ladies is that when it comes to bottoms, the bigger the print the better. Bigger prints flatter the curves while also giving them a more cohesive, balanced appearance.  

 http://blog.styleestate.com/style-estate-blog/60-great-spring-summer-outfits-on-the-street

Look by Trendy Curvy.

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Look found at Polyvore: BellaBerry USA Pink & Black Floral Pencil Skirt.

 

The Printed Pant 

Sometimes it's hard to find the perfect printed pant, but trust us, they're out there. Opt for a straight leg pant - it's a more slimming, refined look no matter how bold the pattern. Another slimming printed pant option is a striped pant. We love this look from PopularLadies.net. Recreate this go-to spring ensemble with, Chan Luu Blue Stripe "Charlotte" Pants, available at Queen Anna!

https://www.popularladies.net/fashion-printed-pants-with-a-simple-white-tee.html

Look by Popular Ladies.

https://www.queenanna.co/products/chan-luu-blue-stripped-charlotte-wide-leg-pant

Look found at Queen Anna: Chan Luu Blue Stripe "Charlotte" Pants.

 

The Pop

The easiest way to try prints if you're not quite comfortable with a bold look is with printed accessories. Try wearing some leopard print pumps or an animal print clutch to give your outfit that extra printed pop! Or, add one of our Chan Luu Vintage Neckerchiefs to elevate your look!

 https://www.hercampus.com/school/virginia-tech

Look by Her Campus.

 https://www.queenanna.co/collections/accessories?page=1

Look found at Queen Anna: Chan Luu Vintage Floral Neckerchief.

 

The Mix Up

One way to let your inner fashionista loose is by showing the world you know your way around prints. What better way to show your knowledge than by mixing them together! Try pairing stripes and florals - the result is a striking combination!

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4969763

Look found at Stitch Fix.

The Casual Look 

Everyone looks great in a button-down denim shirt and chances are you already have one in your closet. Wear your chambray shirt with a printed skirt or pants. Play around with tucking, untucking, half-tucking or tying the hem of the shirt to achieve the desired look!

 http://www.mappcraft.com/jenn-mapp-bressan-ootd/2017/6/5/nail-print-mixing-with-this-fool-proof-5-step-formula

Look by Refinery29.

The Trifecta 

Now that we've gone over the basics, here is a foolproof formula that every aspiring fashionista should know: Big + Solid + Geometric = The Perfect Outfit. When planning "the perfect outfit,"  first, you should start with a big print, this could be florals, animal, stripes, tropical, or whatever you like! Next, choose a solid color that will break up the two prints, this can be as subtle as a black, or as bright as a fluorescent yellow. If you're unsure of what colors balance your prints, an easy way to choose a solid is by picking a color that is present in both prints. The last step is choosing a geometric. The geometric pattern is usually a smaller print. It can be anything from checkers, stripes, or any smaller repeating pattern.

 http://blog.styleestate.com/style-estate-blog/60-great-spring-summer-outfits-on-the-street

Look by Style Estate.

 https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-breton-rib-ctn-swtr-whitenavy?utm_source=pepperjam&utm_medium=8-9711&utm_campaign=20648&clickId=2278612462

Look found on Pinterest.

http://jamiekrell.com/jamie-krell-blog/page/26/

Look by Jamie Krell.

We hope that we've given you some new ideas for your spring wardrobe. Share your pops of prints and mixed patterns by tagging your photos on Instagram with #queenannamn for a chance to be featured.