Bold, busy prints of all kinds are making their mark this season. I’ve talked a lot about the strong, graphic black and white stripes everyone is wearing, and about the wild floral patterns out there, but there’s another kind of print that also stands out.
Digital prints with a futuristic look are very popular. Many of these colorful computer generated looking patterns, like the ones you see below, are as graphic and detailed as a microchip.
Not everyone is going to go for such a “look at me” pattern so designers have offered tamer techno- inspired prints too. Graphic patterns in neutral colors and simple repeat patterns are easier to wear for the average woman.
Laser printed photos on tops, skirts and other pieces of clothing are also a part of this new trend. If you want to experiment with one, go ahead. You’ll look totally up to date, however I wouldn’t spend a lot on something like this as it is probably only passing through this spring.
Here’s a look at what else is out there and how to wear Digital and Abstract Prints:
|Pretty but Powerful!
It’s Oscar De La Renta, so of course it’s feminine, but it’s also packs a punch because of the black and white swirl graphic. Conservative types can wear this with a black or white top as shown.
If you are a tad more adventurous you could add a bright shoe or purse in say, bright coral, or emerald for example.
One step further would be to wear this graphic black and white skirt with a brightly colored top or jacket in a bold seasonal color like fuchsia, orange, cobalt blue etc. In this case keep the shoes neutral so they don’t compete with what’s up top.
Are you starting to get the idea about how to add more color depending on your comfort level?
Patterned jeans and pants are so in right now, I encourage you to take a chance and try a pair! Of course at our age, (lol) many of us may would prefer a top that we could wear out to cover up any flabby bits.
These Alisha Sky Stretch jeans are from Not Your Daughter’s Jeans so you know they are going to be comfy and fit.
Remember prints attract attention so place them over the part of your body that is the smallest. If you have a big bottom you may want a print up top instead of down below.
I love a sundress and I may just go and snap this Alex and Trixie Michele Print Shift Dress after I’ve finished this post. I love the color, pattern, and style. It’s classy, but casual which is hard to find.
What I’m finding so interesting with all these prints is the combinations of colors. This combo of coral and yellow and nude in this Eliza J Print Side Tie Jersey Dress is so different that it makes it modern.
You could wear this to work or dinner or just about anywhere and the jersey material makes it great for travelling.
Small to medium busy prints like this confuse the eye , so they are great for camouflaging problem areas.
|Bet on Blue!
Though a bit on the short side for most this Donna Morgan Print Jersey Shift dress would make a great top for a woman over 40 who wanted to wear it with leggings or pants.
|Confident in Color
If a dress or pants in a bright graphic is too loud for you, how about a beach cover-up? These bold prints send a fun message that is perfect for all things vacation and beach-like.
Love the way this Trina Turk Aquarius Cotton and Silk Tunic combines bold stripes and this psychedelic pattern so perfectly.
Will you be wearing a digital or abstract print this spring. Send a photo to [email protected] and we’ll post it.