Work the Trend… Prints

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 or these 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!

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  • PetiteLittleGirl
    July 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Those picks are adorable! I am seriously in love with those maxi dresses. Thanks for sharing. I am going to check them out!

  • Make Mommy Chic
    July 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Love your picks Tiffany! Especially the long sleeve mini dressed. There's definitely nothing wring with showing off some leg, and girl, you have awesome legs so strut them! Thanks for the post!

  • CessOviedo
    July 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    My closet is yelling at me; Go get that horse printed dress! it's so pretty!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Uyen
    July 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Prints are a must. And lovely dresses for the summer, what could be better?

  • Michelle
    July 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Longsleeve mini dresses are my fave too. I'm too conservative to rock bare on top and bottom so I feel I can get away with rocking a mini if my arms are hidden.

    I *may* have just grabbed the horsey print one for myself 🙂

  • Lily
    July 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Love the floral maxis and the long sleeve blouses !! Such fun prints.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • Jen
    July 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Love this Tiff! Makes me want to buy more dresses for summer.

  • Kelsey
    July 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    The ASOS shirt dress with the horse print is so fun! I have plenty of florals and stripes in my closet which I love but I've been searching for something a bit more quirky. Also, I really like the way you format your posts. Makes me feel like I'm reading a mini magazine!

  • Erika Alc
    July 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I feel the exact same way about my arms; sometimes it's depriving because they're so many cute sleeveless blouses and tank tops I know I could never pull off.

    Unfortunately, I haven't come across any long sleeved mini dresses that have caught my attention, but those you picked out are quite nice!

  • The Little Dust Princess
    July 21, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I'm loving the second maxi dress!

  • Savvy Gal
    July 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I don't like too much print on myself but a stylish top is definitely my cup of tea. That is unless the print is on a maxi dress this season.