Looking through my lookbooks you can tell that I definitely love prints. You’ll rarely find me in 100% solid colors as I love mixing prints and patterns way too much with my solids. Although prints may not be a trend per say, what I’m loving right now are bright floral prints so here are some of my faves that I may be adding to my wardrobe.
Being 5’2″ doesn’t stop me from wearing maxi dresses and I love florals on my maxis to give it more depth and dimension. How fun is the 2nd dress with the uneven hem? I’m not sure how that will look on me but I’m willing to give it a try!
Tops are the easiest thing to add prints and patterns to your wardrobe. For my body type I like to stick to relatively small prints but with a top like the Yumi Kim top on the left I’d wear this tucked into a pair of slim trousers
and top it off with a “girlfriend” blazer
for a very work appropriate but fun look that lets the print of the blouse be the focal point. The other two are definitely great for the summer espeically Seattle summers where it still tends to be a bit breezy so I love wearing light weight long sleeve tops with shorts
. (much like yesterday’s lookbook
Shift Dress in Spot Print
| Printed Shift Dress with Bell Sleeve
| Pussybow Shirt Dress
Long sleeve mini dresses are my ultimate favorite dresses. I don’t love my upper arms. Never have, never will. No matter how much I work out or how much weight I lose, they will always be huge! So I tend to cover up my arms more than any other part of my body. On the other hand, I have short but slim legs which are elongated by the heels I wear so I don’t mind showing them off a bit more. I’m all about dressing for your body type so I always take these things into consideration when buying clothes. I love printed dresses because it’s really the easiest outfit to pull together! Just slip on one of these dresses with minimal jewelry and you are out the door! With the mini dress it’s so fun to go with all sorts of prints, I haven’t found one that isn’t flattering yet! I love the classic dots or the fun animal print trend too. Pair any of these dresses with a pair of pretty nude heels
if you want something strappy. This is my go-to uniform in the summer evenings for drinks with my girlfriends!
Another great trend for the summer is bold lips! Check out my picks and tips on what colors to wear over on the Smarter blog!