May Week Three Blog

The Power of Your Presence
~ Style * Communication * Etiquette ~

Are Prints for Me?

Spring fashion brought numerous prints and patterns. You may be overlooking their beauty and creativity or dismissing them as too complicated to wear. Let’s address the artistry in patterns first.

An artist designed every pattern or print you see in clothing. He or she manipulates color, scale, and repetition as they design the fabrics that will be made into garments. Those artists may be influenced by history, nature, architecture, the art world, or other cultures.

As a consumer of fashion, you get to adorn yourself in a print that suits your personality or sensibility. There are so many to choose from; you really can find one that resonates with you.

Here are a few reasons why you may want to include prints into your wardrobe:

Prints can expand your wardrobe effortlessly.

You can find prints on everything; handbags, scarves, shoes, pants, dresses, tops, outerwear and more. If you have a wardrobe that relies heavily on solid colors adding prints will make you feel like you have doubled your wardrobe choices. Mixing and matching will be easy and fun all season. Use the colors found in the print to tie the pieces of your wardrobe together.

Prints are great at adding interest.

A print can spark a conversation, and a print in colors that favor your personal coloring will bring out more of your beauty.

Prints are very personal.

If there was a lineup of prints, you could quite easily spot one you like and quickly reject the ones you don’t like. Sometimes you’re attracted to a print because it reminds you of a loving person you’ve had in your life, or maybe it reminds you of a hobby you have. Wearing a print that makes a personal connection to you feels nurturing and pleasurable.

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