Well I guess India is ALREADY getting to me!! The above looks were my outfits for the last two days. Yep, I’m slowly starting to head over to the colour and print family (in moderation of course).
Printed trousers have been around for a few seasons now but this Spring/Summer they are a huge trend to watch. My friends in the Northern Hemisphere will have been shopping and rocking this trend for a few months now but for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, get ready to see lots of print in stores soon.
So as a monochromatic devotee, what do I like about this trend? Firstly, as an ‘inverted triangle’ (body shape lingo) wearing print and colour on my bottom half and a block colour on top is perfect for me. It helps balance out my broad shoulders and brings the focus and attention to my bottom half. Of course I don’t always play by the rules but it is good know the theory behind why some styles look better on different body shapes.
Whatever your body shape however, if you are a little nervous of wearing too much print or colour, a block coloured neutral really helps to pair the whole look back. You can apply this for any printed garment, not just pants. If you have a really loud top then wearing it with jeans or a block coloured skirt helps to balance out the look. Of course the trend at the moment is to wear head to toe print but that is really up to you and how comfortable you are with the look.
Either way, nothing says Spring / Summer like a bright print and I am certainly having fun playing with them in the warmer (aka hot) Indian weather and I hope that you will add some to your wardrobe this new season too!