A Beginner’s Guide to Wearing Prints
- March 10, 2018
Sanganeri-print (floral) Kurti from Anokhi
White Ankle-length Trousers from H&M
White Sneakers from H&M
Blush Fringed Bag from H&M
Pink Bandhni-print Dhoti Pants from Anokhi
Charcoal Grey Turtle-neck Woolen Jumper from Zara
Brown Braided Leather Belt from H&M
Block-print Kurti from Anokhi
Ajrakh-print Quilted Bag with Leather-detailing from Anokhi
Block-print Pleated Culottes from Anokhi
Glencheck Plaid Slippers from Forever 21
Zebra-inspired Ceramic Jewellery from Nairobi, Kenya
Hi, my cuties! It’s been a while since I’ve posted something and I apologise; I was having a tough time trying to come up with nice ideas for a blog post. But I’m back now! Wooooooooo.
You’ve probably figured out what this post’s about, from the title. Now I know prints aren’t super scary and you probably think that you don’t need a guide to wearing prints, but hear me out. Kay? You might just pick up some nifty tricks.
I’ve done 3 outfits, ranging from a fail-safe, easy-peasy look, to a slightly edgy, mixed-prints look, so that there’s something for everyone.
This look is great for beginners. If you’re not very confident about wearing prints, just stick to the colour white. It’s an easy colour-scheme to pull off, there are fewer options (hence, fewer chances for a fashion faux pas), and you’ll look super chic. I paired my Sanganeri-print kurti with white trousers, white sneakers and a faded blush, fringed bag for an easy-peasy, casual-chic look. The trick is to stick to only one printed piece of clothing.
This look is, you guessed it, of moderate difficulty (lololololololol I sound like I’m talking about a prep exam). If you’re okay with taking a teensy weensy fashion risk, then ditch the white, for darker shades. Again, the trick is to not wear black. Black is old and boring, and so…2010. Opt for colours like dark grey, charcoal, chocolate brown (if you’re feeling brave), midnight blue…basically any colour that is almost black, but not quite. I went for a quirky, pink printed pair of dhoti pants, and wore it with a (contrasting) charcoal-grey knitted jumper, and some quirky jewellery. I used the belt as a buffer, to create a connection between the bottoms and the top, and tie in the entire look.
Finally, if you’ve got the cajones, go nuts and mix prints, for a fun, edgy, but chic look. The trick you wanna use when mixing prints is to always find a common denominator among all the different pieces you’re wearing. The easiest way to do that is by sticking to the same base colour (like I did; I chose pieces with a white base). I wore 3 veeeeery different styles of prints – Block-print, Ajrakh-print AND Glenchecks (a type of plaid). Yet, the outfit looks cohesive because I made sure that everything I wore, had a white base, and I stuck to a cool-neutral colour-scheme (blues, blacks, purples).
So, those were my top tips on wearing prints. Now, I know I keep saying that there are no rules in fashion, and then give you guys “tips” and “tricks” and “rules”, but these are just a cheat’s guide to being stylish. They’re there to help you out when you’re a bit confused about putting together a certain type of outfit. But at the end of the day, all that matters is whether you feel comfortable and stylish in what you’re wearing, and not whether you’re playing by the “rules” of fashion. So, go forth, and wear whatever you want, wear something that’s trendy, or wear something that makes people wonder if you’re super-extra-stylish or just plain psycho…whatever you do, just make sure to always feel fucking badass in your own skin. That’s legit all you need to look like a stylish, BAMF.
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