A Little Print Here & A Lot of Print There!

This spring, prepare to feast your eyes on a whole lot of P-R-I-N-T-S! And you guessed it…everywhere from a little, to a lot of it! Floral, jacquard, Victorian, and even questionable prints that have no theme are expected to be seen.

This is the season to be bold, be fearless, and embrace a daring trend such as head-to-toe prints. My suggestion? If you’re going to go bold, go all the way and sport a one-piece jumpsuit. 70’s jumpsuits and playsuits are back for yet another season and this girl has no complaints!

Louis Vuitton Resort 2012

I love jumpsuits for their comfort, ease of wear, and endless ways to accessorize. Need to give your boyish figure some curve? Add a belt to help create the illusion of a defined waistline. If you’re happy, sad, excited, or just mellow, there is a shoe out there that will fit your mood…and your jumpsuit! I’m in love with wide-legged jumpsuits paired with a cute fashion sandal or wedge. Also, if you feel that you’re too old or don’t have the proper body for a jumpsuit, phooey! First of all, there are numerous different cuts out there so you can find the perfect one for your body. Second, I like to throw on a blazer, jean jacket or simple cardigan over my shoulders if I feel uncomfortable showing off too much skin.

Gaia Repossi

Top-to-bottom printed jumpsuits can easily be pulled off if you opt for a modern cut and remember to keep everything else that is part of your look simple. A printed jumpsuit is a large enough statement already so choose a mono-colored clutch or handbag and simple belt to pair with it. I also love classic and somewhat understated jewelry such as silver or gold hoop earrings and a drop necklace. I keep each of my looks my own by always wearing my daily and unique rings.

Prabal Gurung Resprt 2012

Jason Wu Resort 2012

If all over pattern isn’t for you just yet, minimalists need not fret! Prints aren’t only going to be seen in a big way this spring, but in the little things as well. Case in point (or should I say case in print): printed trim! By sporting printed trim, you still have the option of wearing your favorite piece of statement jewelry or crazy studded heels. I love seeing a brightly colored print trim on dark fabric. The mixture of contrasting colors is eye-popping and in a very good way!

Zara Combined Blouse

Since I’m a huge fan of DIY projects at home, printed trim is easily something anyone could apply, even without a sewing machine (although a sewing machine would make things a bit easier). Go to your favorite fabric store, pick out your most loved eye-catching fabric, and trim away! Trim everything from collars, plackets, wrists, dresses, and even shorts! You can vary the length of printed trim to your pleasing and add any other whistles and bells you’d like!

Equipment "Daddy" Blouse via Shopbob.com

With any print you choose, it will be easy to feel as sophisticated as Jackie O and as fun as Mary Quant! Happy trimmings!