The Fine Print

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by Allison Hansen

Although I do love neutrals and blacks, I am super excited to start wearing brighter colors now that Spring has finally arrived (fingers crossed!). Not only are creative colors in style, but geometric and graphic prints as well! What a perfect way to show off your fun side and branch out of your comfort zone.

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Pop art, polka dots, geometric shapes, and florals are all going to be a big hit this Spring. I find that these prints make a statement, get you noticed, and add a daring edge to your style. 

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The best thing about these patterns is that they can be worn in so many ways! But depending on the setting, you may want to take a strategic approach in order to pull off an appropriate look. In a business setting, put a patterned blouse under a blazer — it spices things up a little bit, yet you still look professional. 

Below, Emma Watson is wearing a printed collared top under a black leather jacket, and is looking very chic and professional.

A fun way to incorporate geometric patterns into your wardrobe while still remaining business oriented is through accessories! Adding necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or headbands are a small way to make a big difference, but not draw too much attention from the business at hand.

However, If you’re going for a more casual look, there are many different things you can do to incorporate these fun patterns. The options are endless! Dresses, skirts, handbags, mix and match patterns, accessories, shoes, just have fun with it —  there are no rules!  

And yes, I did say you can mix and match patterns! I paired a geometric skirt with a floral tank top. I added some gold accessories, with some triangle earrings and I kept the shoes and bag quite simple to make sure I don’t over do it. Fashion is about art and expression! Experiment and find what you like best. 

What do you think of graphic and geometric prints? What is your favorite way to incorporate these fun designs to your outfit? Do you like to mix and match, or do you prefer something more conservative?

 

 

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