Pretty in print

Want to spice up your wardrobe? Get the hottest prints of the runway as shown on the catwalk during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. Prints are the salt and pepper of your summer collection

Eliane Stoleru (photo credit: Courtesy)
Eliane Stoleru
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The new fashion trends are diverse and exude a certain warmth that suits the hot season perfectly. It seems that color is not the only way fashion designers have managed to spice up our wardrobe this season. Prints have become popular as well, and there is a wide variety of designs to choose from.
Check out which prints should be part of your stylish wardrobe and are right for your personal style. As Coco Chanel used to say, “Fashion fades; only style remains the same.”The summer 2011 fashion collections have pleasant surprises for us, as the new styles look amazing. This season, designers have come up with some spectacular prints, such as animal patterns, flowers, hip-hop and stripes in simple, complex or multicolored varieties. The sky’s the limit.
So don’t limit yourself to wearing one sole pattern in your outfit. If you can turn your look into a real work of art, go for it and be daring. It takes an artistic eye to mix and match prints. Mixing prints allows for the combination of various brands and cutting-edge designs that will still look harmonious and attractive.
Mixing is an easy way to rework humdrum clothes and jazz them up. Try wearing a few prints with solids, then blossom out into this new eclectic style in baby steps Paying attention to the new trends is a must if you want to look avant-garde and highlight your interest in fashion and style.Find out which patterns suit your style, and let your creativity govern the accessorizing.