There are so many prints to choose from that finishing this month’s How She’d Wear It is kinda difficult. And by kinda difficult I mean that I just can’t cover everything I want to, though hopefully you have received some good direction from this last month of posts. Don’t be afraid to experiment with prints. That’s the main thing. Often times I worry about stepping out of my comfort zone and avoid overly printed items just because they’re intimidating. Or I worry that the print won’t be flattering – especially with graphic prints or printed pants. But try to step out of your comfort zone, especially now because there are so many options. Try on those crazy printed pants and see how they look. You never know what print will speak to you until you have them on.
I never know what shoes to wear with summery dresses. I’m drawn to winter styles pretty much exclusively but when you have a white printed dress you can’t just wear your tried and true black heeled sandals and expect it to work with your outfit. So I found two incredibly cute dresses, a fruit print cut-out dress and a floral print teadress, and chose six pairs of shoes that could go with either style. We have some black d’orsay ankle strap flats, bright orange court shoes, cutout booties, suede oxfords, patent pointy toed flats, and green high-heeled sandals. My favorite of the six are the J.Crew Viv pointy toed flats. These are all different styles but they work because they’re casual or fun. Heels aren’t too stuffy if they’re in a vibrant color and if you want to wear black don’t wear anything too fancy.
Wearing printed pants takes a bit of confidence but choosing a shirt to compliment these bold bottoms shouldn’t be too difficult. Why? Because you have a lot of options. Your printed pants can be as dressy or casual as you choose. Here, I chose options for either: a jacquard top with embellished neck, a navy lace top, a heather grey knit jersey top, and a scoop-neck striped tank. They all would look great.
– Julia of Style and Cheek