And we're off!
Introducing '4or Ways To Wear' my new monthly feature, where I style a current trend and generally show you the ways in which I'd wear it. Simple.
Kicking of the hooha is PRINT (one of my faves). I'll warn you now that I generally find it hard to wear one item of print at a time.
I'll also tell you now that in no way am I preaching to you about what you should be wearing... this is purely to give you inspiration on how you can wear a piece you may be having trouble styling or be desperate to try.
I also want it to be as interactive as possible, so if there's something YOU want me to try, gimme a holla and I'll be your guinea pig!
Here you go loves:
1. The Blazer (OTT Print)
Blazer: Paul & Joe via H.PR, Trousers: Zara, Tee: AA, Shoes: Prada, Necklace: Margiela
2. The Shirt (Animal Print)
2. The Shirt (Animal Print)
3. The Shorts (Chic Print)
Blazer & Shorts: Paul & Joe via H.PR, Cardigan (backwards) Sonia Rykiel via My-Wardrobe, Shoes: Zara
4. The Dress (Classic Print)
Blazer: Paul & Joe via H.PR, Dress: Topshop, Sandals: Ann Demulmeester, Necklace: Margiela
Look 1 (OTT Print):
- I love this quirky blazer from Paul & Joe; the colours are so perfect for summer. An easy way to wear 'in your face' print without looking OTT (because it is!) is to extract one of it's main colours (I chose pink) and incorporate it somewhere else within an outfit. I chose to colour-block these amazing pink Zara trousers (but I think it would also look amazing with these babies).
Look 2 (Animal Print):
- Equipment shirts are sooooo good! I'm particularly in love with this one and generally anything animal print! Animal print is generally an acquired taste (no-one wants to look like Rick James!) but anyone can work it, as long as it's toned down. I chose to work the masculine look here- no fuss docs and slouchy shorts. A snakeskin/leopard print shirt also works really well with coloured trousers (like the pink Zara pair) and simple flats for an updated summer look.
Look 3 (Chic Print):
- I wore these shorts a LFW and fell in love with them! Because of their muted print, these work particularly well with smarter looks. I love pairing black and navy and these work really well with the monochrome dotted cardie and fitted cropped blazer. I don't believe that you should always pair shorts with oversized blazers- fitted blazers also work really well when aiming for smarter looks, creating a slimline silhouette.
Look 4 (Classic Print):
I think people forget that polka dots are actually classed as print, because they're almost their own entity. I adore them; they're classic and work with everything. Dots work really well with other dots (shapes and sizes up to you). I paired this cut-on-the-bias Topshop dress with a fitted white and navy spot blazer and sandals, for a simple summer look.
Thanks to the readers who have emailed/sent ideas over for this project. I'd love your feedback and/or suggestions on this and future '4or Ways To Wear' trends!