Getting tired of wearing the same, boring old neutral tones? Sick of navy, white and grey? If your answer is yes, then you might wish to consider print. It’s a great way of introducing a splash of colour into your wardrobe – and it works particularly well during summer, when the warmer weather permits us to shed our outerwear and be a little more adventurous in the way we dress.
But where to start? As a general term, print encompasses everything from simple geometric patterns to depictions of fantastic beasts and exotic flora, the most obvious example of the latter being the iconic “aloha” shirt. And, while it doesn’t technically count as print, you could also add into the mix traditional weaving patterns such as houndstooth and herringbone, or garments that have been dyed or bleached to achieve an uneven finish. In other words, your options are near limitless.
And further complicating matters is the fact that print and pattern are not the easiest of things to pull off. Done right, they look great; but compared to neutrals, which all tend to go well with one another, there’s a much higher risk with print of missing the mark. And when you do, you’ll be drawing glances for all the wrong reasons.