Sunday, June 3, 2012

Print on Print

Why wear a print in one garment when you can wear it in several? And it makes everything a whole lot easier when getting dressed right? Seriously though, I've been into of this print on print look for a quite some time now. There's something quite traditional and finished about it (I mean, hello Your Majesty, and happy jubilee!) not to mention a bit weird in a fantastic Grey Gardens way. It noticeably started popping up in the fashion sphere in that pseudo-pyjama dressing trend that started a couple of years ago. I like it best when it's a repeat-pattern and something somewhat traditional like a check or a paisley or a floral. 

There have been countless interpretations the past few seasons from likes of Prada, Jil Sander and J.W Anderson in the form of printed suits and layer over layer. Locally it's also popped up (particularly in the new spring collections) in floral at Salasai, paisley at Kate Sylvester (which I will 100% absolutely be getting and wearing head to toe) and little whales at Karen Walker. It's fun and cute and a great way to play with print - and most importantly, a look with confidence and a sense of humor.  Although there's obviously nothing stopping you from layering whatever prints you like on-top of one another - that's also fantastic, and for another blog post. How do you like to wear prints? Are you going to try this since there are so many matchy-matchy print looks around at the moment?

J. W. Anderson Spring 2012

Prada Fall 12

Kate Sylvester Spring 12/13

Y-3 Spring 12

TwentySevenNames Fall 12

Paul Smith Spring 12

Celine Resort 2012

Jil Sander Spring 12

Karen Walker Runaway "Sea Monsters" Spring 12/13

J. W. Anderson Spring 12

Stella McCartney Spring 12

Jil Sander Spring 12

Salasai Spring 12/13 at Blue Sky

Karen Walker Mainline "Sea Monsters" Spring 12/13

J. W. Anderson Fall 11

The Row Resort 12

Image Sources:, The Fashion Spot, Karen Walker, TwentySevenNames, Topshop

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