One of the trends for SS 12 (Summer/Spring 2012) is print. Prints in all designs and colours, prints like Aztec, flowery, geometry etc. For this post we’re focusing on geometric prints. Fear not, geometric print doesn’t involve any form of mathematics so put away thoughts of mathsets, protractors and compasses. Geometric prints consist of circles, squares and triangles and retro inspired from the 1960’s. Top designers like Narciso Rodriguez, Versace, Prada and Victoria Beckham flooded their SS 12 collection with this retro inspired prints. On the high street, Miss Selfridge, River Island, Dorothy Perkins etc have churned out clothes with geometric prints. For fashionistas (or aspiring fashionistas like yours sincerely), this print is bold and in your face so it’s very important to get it right. You can wear this print in bold, loud, outrageous colours and patterns or in this seasons’ monochrome with small patterns to tone things down. These prints work best when you wear them with solid colours but with this new trend of print clashing, fearless babes can mix their prints but make sure that you use the same colour palette.
Geometric prints stand out best when paired with solid colours but you can wear with clashing colours and prints for a statement making look. So go ahead and pair your spots with stripes, abstracts with floral to truly rock it, but remember to clash all your prints in the same colour palette. If you’re wearing a coloured geometric print you can pick one of the colours from the palette to form a solid top or bottom. Top-heavy chicks should opt for print bottoms and pear shaped sistahs should wear their prints as tops. Miss Selfridge has a geometric mirrored dress with black panels on the side (pictured left) for a slimming effect.
Wear contrast colours if you’re wearing a colourful print. An outfit with a dominant green base would look awesome with yellow accessories. For a black and white geometric patterned outfit, wear accessories. The mantra for accessories is balance, balance, balance!
How did I wear this trend? Well after a brief social hiatus, I decided to go out with the girls on Friday…Yay! It was fun and I danced my heart out. I wore this lovely geometric bodycon dress that I felt accentuated my figure. This picture was taken before we all set out. Brief history of the dress: I got this dress from Iceni last month for a steal only to open Look magazine of 9th January 2012 (Page 23) to see Tulisa (Uber-stylish judge of X-factor UK) wearing a similar outfit. Tulisa’s own was from Miss Selfridge (pictured left). It was the exact print but a different style (Mine looks better jare)! Tulisa rocked her’s with a leather jacket and black heels. Feeling like a B-star (I’m not saying Tulisa is a B-status star o), I gleefully brought my Iceni dress out from my bottom box and tried it on and the rest was history!
Below is a picture of me rocking mine with midheels (I was determined to dance the night away without blisterson my feet). I have decided to take a break from weaves so I’m rocking my OWN hair here. I just blow dried it, did a side sweep fringe, hot-ironed the fringe sprayed a light mist of holding spray and my hair was set.
The dress proved to be a success. I felt fabulous and sexy as I danced the night away! Next time I’ll wear it with heels….
I look forward to hearing from everyone. Share your thoughts, questions and ideas in the comments section or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Don’t forget fashion is personal and interpretative so be nice (lol).
Handband: Miss Selfridge