You don’t need to visit an art gallery to see some of the most beautiful paintings around. This season the lines get blurred between art and fashion, and the result is living, walking art-inspired clothing — the bolder and brighter the prints, the better.
Here’s how to wear the look like a walking masterpiece.
Art-inspired clothing dominated the spring runways. There were Prada handbags with portraits on them, vibrant brushstroke prints from Celine, and bold prints from Marc Jacobs that looked like they were ripped from a sketchbook.
As exciting as this trend is, it can seem difficult to translate into day-to-day life. But you don’t need to be wearing a Mona Lisa to make your fashion masterpiece! Just follow these simple guidelines:
1. Choose Artistic Prints
The easiest way to incorporate this trend into your day-to-day look? Artistic prints- from geometric styles to brushstroke ones, or even prints that echo great works of art. Pair them with a solid-color piece in a bold hue from the print to create a futuristic and oh-so-artistic look.
2. Think Sculptural Style
Want to take the trend a step forward? Try choosing a piece of clothing that has a dramatic, sculptural shape– like a dress with oversized ruffles or a jacket with strong pleats and folds in unexpected places. If it looks like a sculpture on the hanger, it will look divine on you- and nail this artistic trend on the head!
To keep you looking chic, not crazy, limit yourself to one bold, artistic item per outfit and pair it with more muted pieces: a skirt with oversized ruffles, for example, is best worn with a fuss-free, plain blouse.
3. Get Artsy With Accessories
If a full-fledged, sculptural skirt or Matisse-print top seems too daunting for you, try a handbag in a bold print or a jacket with an oversized collar- it allows your look to have an artistic element without being too bold. Pair them with anything and everything in your closet for a carefree look.
4. Keep it Understated
With sculptural pieces or art prints, you want your art-influenced piece to be the center of attention. This means you need to let your shoes and handbag be more muted. A simple shape and solid color for your handbag ensure that your outfit isn’t overwhelming or costume-y. As for your shoes? The sharp lines of D’Orsay flats make your look so cutting-edge that it fits the modern vibe of your ensemble!
No matter if you choose a printed top or bold bag, experimenting with this new trend will make you look like a beautiful work of art. Here are some art-inspired fashions in stores right now.
*This post in collaboration with Morgan Mullin