Bold, busy prints of all kinds are making their mark this season. I’ve talked a lot about the 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 computers generated looking patterns 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 feminine, but it 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.
One step further would be to wear a bright 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.
Patterned jeans and pants are so in right now; I encourage you to take a chance and try a pair! These 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. This one is classy but casual, which is hard to find.
This combo of coral and yellow and nude in this Side Tie Jersey Dress is so unusual 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 some, this Jersey Shift Dress would make a great top for a woman over 40 who wanted to wear it with leggings or pants.
Will you be wearing a digital or abstract print this spring? Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it.