Bold, brave and ultra-feminine, prints are making their mark across the fashion landscape and our wardrobes are all the better for it. Whether you experiment with animal, floral or geometric prints, you won’t know what type works best until you’ve tried them all… so we’ve thrown together some of the trending ways to get a handle on the power of print.
A RARE BREED: Usually when we think of animal print, our minds go straight to the classic leopard print. It’s been around since the 1950s, but back then it would be in the form of a leopard fur coat. Commonly the colour combination of black and orangey-browns is used. We’re telling you to mix it up. It comes in black and green or even black and yellow. Add a pop of colour to reinvent a classic.
AN EAR FOR IT: Accessories are a nice and easy way to slowly introduce prints into your everyday wardrobes. Floral or geometric hoops are trending right now!
SUIT-ABLE ATTIRE: If you really want to make a powerful leap, why not go for a printed suit? Just ensure any footwear and accessories are simple so you don’t clash or go overboard after all, too much of a good thing does exist.
THE FINISHER: Winter is here, so that means one thing, scarves! You can never go wrong with scarves… they keep you warm, tie together any outfit and not to mention, they keep your neck warm. Pick out a punching print pattern to add a bit of pizzazz to a little black number.
The dusky earth tones of this calm space, mixed with the natural fibres and wood tones, make it feel as though you’ve just stepped into an airy, cool, luxury lodge after a trek through the desert or savannah. It’s the kind of look that keen travellers, or those who dream of travelling, can have at home as a reminder of exotic destinations. Based mostly around an African aesthetic, it can be easily adapted to echo other cultural motifs and colours.
The rich dark brown vertical stripe, painted in Resene Route 66, gives the wall a focal point and echoes the colour of the fireplace.
Resene Grey Olive is used on the upper left part of the wall, with Resene Napa on the right.
Resene Earthen runs across the lower part of the wall, made more striking by the vertical stripe of the wonderfully warm Resene Route 66, also used on the fireplace.
The whole look is literally grounded in Resene Quarter Spanish White.
The lighter floor cools off the whole space, highlighting the warmer shades and preventing them from becoming oppressive.
Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.
They say a leopard never changes its spots and, while that may be true, its sartorial inspiration sure does, in the most stylish of ways of course.
Because, although the leopard print has been lauded for its luxe appeal for the longest of times, it is regularly given a new seasonal spin at the hands of some of the most popular purveyors of what’s hot and what’s not.
And what better opportunity to indulge your animal instinct with an aesthetic that lends itself so well to autumn.
Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein have all gone wild this sartorial season, transposing leopard into the urban jungle.
Hear us roar!