We’ve seen lots of monochromes lately on the runway and street, yet springtime is about lots of graphic eye-catching details rendered in lighter fabrics. Most designers are now creating their own custom motifs including florals, stripes, chevrons, figures, realistic and abstract patterns that all contribute into the making of very special items. If you are an ardent fashionista motifs that help you stand out are your golden rule. It’s time for you to check what’s trending now!
Chevron & Stripes
Linear motifs are keys to an elegant show-stopping look. Colorful or just bicolor, they definitely get all of the attention. On a chic getaway, pick this amazingly preppy Tory Burch Striped Polo Dress. On a semi-casual dinner at a cool restaurant, style this Alice + Olivia Merideth Flared Cuff Chevron Pussybow Blouse with skinny pants. For day-to-evening elegance, mix & match this whimsical Maje Jaja Pleated Iridescent Long Skirt.
Boho Chic Prints
Motifs inspired by tapestry, ceramics, exotic tiles and other artisanal creations on a global scale, speak of eclecticism in your looks. Petit gypsy-style florals, paisleys, and tribal patterns are part of a cosmopolitan nonchalant identity. The David Hicks garden motif depicted in the Tory Burch Serena Printed Silk Dress is executed in warm sophisticated shades flattering to all skin tones. The Moroccan print on the signature Alice + Olivia Katz Sunburst Pleated Maxi Skirt reveals an adventurous spirit. Get to more serene waters with the stunning Proenza Schouler Pointed Hem Dress.
Romantics will still go for the subtle ones, yet this season daring ‘it’ girls prefer the cheerier and sharper motifs including the bicolor one in this flirty Alice + Olivia Sueann Asymmetric Tiered Ruffle Floral Silk Skirt. Along the same lines, you will find the tricolor pattern of the Veronica Beard Amber Long-Sleeve Floral Tie-Front Midi Dress. And for those who feel like newbies in the color battle, we recommend this highly editorial Diane von Furstenberg Phoenix Wrap Mesh Dress.
A delicate motif stands better on a light – white or pastel – background. For a dreamy look, just slip into the ethereal Zadig & Voltaire Rakiko Print Dress. Before starting your journey to an exotic destination, pack with you this playful Cinq à Sept Emmalyn Floral-Print Silk Midi Slip Dress. During the bridal season, be a stylish guest wearing – more than once – this regal Ted Baker Wylieh Jacquard Midi Dress.
Embroidered motifs have additional tactile allure. On casual moments, as a girly layer to a more basic feminine look, we recommend the ‘juicy’ Alice + Olivia Pineapple Embroidery Cardigan and the enigmatic Alice + Olivia Stace Face Frida Intarsia Cotton Cardigan. For a dressier look, indulge into the magical spirit of the Lewit Floral Embroidered Tank Top which mixes well with ethereal maxi skirts.