Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer love has swept us off our feet; we’re simply smitten with eclectic prints! Not only do prints make wonderful transitional pieces from summer to fall, they are such a fun way to shake up an everyday ensemble, incorporate a little retro-chic into any outfit, and can be mixed with simple basics, summer brights, and earthy neutrals for an instant wardrobe refresh. Eclectic prints inspire us to dress with more creativity and whimsy, but in case you are wondering just how to wear them, we rounded up looks from some of our favorite bloggers who put together outfits that are just bursting with print-spiration! 

Our stylist Mara, of M Loves M, shows us two different ways to wear prints this summer. In her first chic ensemble she looks ready for lunch meetings and after-work cocktails with the girls! We love how her bright blue top and a big statement necklace pair with paisley print cropped pants for a pulled together look. Her neutral accessories are the perfect counterpoint to colorful pieces, and her polished topknot is perfect hairstyle choice!

Mara’s second outfit proves that all you need for a summery, resort-ready look is a shift dress in an eclectic print and a great pair of wedges! Note: don’t be afraid to accessorize prints. We adore the pretty light blue statement necklace and metallic wedges Mara chose to complement the bold print of her dress.

Kendi of Kendi Everyday looks perfectly put together in a work-appropriate ensemble with plenty of personality! We love how she adds a big splash of color to her eclectic print pants with bright orange wedges and a neon-hued structured bag, while keeping the top simple with an elegant white peplum. Style tip: pulling out a color from the print for accessory inspiration the way Kendi did with her bag and shoes creates a great visual link for a polished ensemble!

Bee of Atlantic Pacific looks glamorous as ever! A scarf print can overwhelm an outfit, but Bee thoughtfully pairs her blouse with white cropped pants and well-coordinated accessories. This is a great example of how to mix an eclectic print with neutrals and metallics for easy sophistication!

Want to add a burst of creativity to your wardrobe? Shop our eclectic prints to dress with a bit of whimsy and let your inner artist come out to play!