Vivid florals, animal skins, abstracts and geometrics—to experiment with prints and patterns is to embrace the art of dressing up. Better still, thanks to innovative printing techniques that give designers the tools to embellish their garments and accessories in clever ways, there have never been so many intricate pieces to choose from.
If you’re new to the game, here are our top tips for nailing and navigating the details.
START IN THE DARK
Found yourself in a new realm of design? One of the best ways to ease yourself in is with subtle prints in darker, sophisticated shades that whisper rather than scream. To complete the look, pair with neutral basics and voilà.
MORE CAN BE MORE
Yes, you can wear a lot at once! If you want to play it safe, classic prints like stripes and checks pair together well. It’s also possible to wear more demanding graphics in a saturated palette throughout the same outfit, but marrying prints of contrasting sizes will help strike a balance.
MONOCHROME IS MAGIC
Wearing the same colour from head to toe is a simple way to smarten up. Whether you combine a printed shirt and pants that amplify the key shade or you mix prints throughout using the same hue, tonal dressing is both playful and polished.
With these styling tips now under your belt, dive into Lane Crawford’s curated edit of printed pieces below.