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EVERYDAY TIPS FOR STYLING PRINTS

Prints are big news these days. We are seeing them across the globe from the major catwalks to the street style savvy. Some people find wearing prints, especially bolder prints, a tad intimidating but they don’t have to be. We’ve selected some prints by a few of our favourite local designers, and put together some looks to show you how easy it is to have fun with styling prints. We’re keeping it simple. Next time we’ll take it a step further and show you how to experiment with mismatched prints.

 

EFFORTLESS PRINT ON PRINT

We’re currently crushing on Good Clothing’s fabulously fun cat print. It’s the perfect print for wearing print-on-print! However, if that’s too much print for you, you can take it down a notch and pair your cat top or pants with a neutral or solid colour.

Styling prints

1. Good Olive Sweater, Pink Cats, R790 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO Now on sale!

2. JMVB Half Turtle Neck, Navy, R590 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO 

3. Good Lucky Cats Scarf, Pink Cats, R1200 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO Now on sale!

4. Good Catlady Joggers, Pink Cats, R850 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO Now on sale!

5. Lodewijk Clutch Bag, Burnt Pink, R3295 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

6. Sam Star Pumps (12W03), Blue, R1399 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO  Now on sale!

7. Sam Star Pumps (14W02), Pink, R1399 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO  Now on sale!

 

BRIGHT BOTANICALS

Bold botanical prints are no longer reserved for the “fashion-forward”.  Introducing separates into one’s closet makes this a more accessible print. Rather than sporting head-to-toe botanicals, try pairing blooms with solids to incorporate them in a simple way for everyday wear.

 

Pair your bold print pants with a neutral or a solid colour that picks up an accent colour in the print.

Styling prints

1. JMVB Cowl Neck Sweater, Milk, R790 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

2. Good Sparkle Ballerina Top, R580 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO  Now on sale!

3. Woolworths Stretch Structured Jacket, Navy, from R899 BUY ON WOOLWORTHS

4. JMVB Pencil Pants, Navy Floral Print, R950 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

5. Bali Bag Bamboo, Natural, Large, R950 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

6. Milaluna Brown Leather Handle Bag, R2500 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

7. Sam Star Pumps (14W02), White, R1399 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO  Now on sale!

8. Sam Star Ankle Boots with Quilted Detail, Tan, R1990 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO  Now on sale!

 

Jackets are an easy way to add a vibrant botanical print to your wardrobe. We’ve paired this bold floral print with a simple black dress.

1. JMVB Bubble Dress, Black, R920 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

2. FOUND. Collection Linen Jacket, Green Floral, R1900 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

3. JMVB The Kate Dress, Black, R990 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

4. Bali Bag Bamboo, Black, Large, R950 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

5. Castelo Shelby Heel, Black, R2850 BUY ON CASTELO

 

BE BOLD WITH LEOPARD PRINT

Traditional leopard print is basically a blend of neutral colours that is most popularly worn with black and cream. But because it is essentially a neutral, it also looks great with a splash of bold colour as demonstrated by the always elegant Victoria Beckham. We show you how this works well with SMUDJ’s elegant mock-wrap Leora feline print dress.

In the first look we emulate VB’s styling and pick up the burgundy and blue accent colours of her shoes.

Styling Leopard Print

1. Trenery Leather Peplum Jacket, Dark Magenta, R5599 BUY ON WOOLWORTHS

2. Celine Aviator Sunglasses, R4295 BUY ON SUNSTOPPERS

3. Smudj Leora Dress, Leopard Print, R1350 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO  Now on sale!

4. Lodewijk Flap Bag, Wheat, R9850 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

5. Steve Madden Lillie Heels, Turquoise Suede, R1299 BUY ON ZANDO

 

If you want to make a serious style statement, then pump up the colour volume and go bold with red or contrasting blue and fuchsia – one of the hottest colours for the coming Spring/Summer season.

Styling Leopard Prints

1. Smudj Ali Front Tie Blouse, Leopard Print, R790 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

2. Lodewijk Flap Bag, Flame Red, R9850 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

3. ALDO Traycey stiletto heel, Red, R1299 BUY ON SUPERBALIST

4. Country Road Satin Pull-On Midi Skirt, Fuchsia, R1099 BUY ON WOOLWORTHS

5. Sissy Boy Classic Courts, Fuchsia, R659 BUY ON ZANDO

6. Lodewijk Flap Bag, Turchese Blue, R9850 BUY ON EQUILIBRIO

 

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