Spring Summer 2012 Trend: Printed Blazer
by Anna Villaruel
(Seoul, South Korea)
March 14, 2012: Being the blazer-fanatic that I am, my heart skipped a beat when I saw print blazers in stores! There's just something about throwing it on a shirt dress that looks effortlessly chic.
SS 2012 RTW Vivienne Tam/Style.com
If you want to create a chic statement for Spring then a patterns are the way to go
. We'll be seeing a lot of these in both softly draped and button-less/shawl versions of a regular blazer. Floral and tribal patterns
being the name of the game this springtime. So instead of wearing a trendy top with less combo options - you can look up-to-date by pairing your basic tees and dresses with a print blazer.
Get the Look:
Product info: Blazer - Shirt dress - Clutch - Nude pumps
How to wear a printed blazer
The best way to pull off this trend is to keep the rest of your ensemble simple, unless you want to go full out with this season's fashion trends - such as print mixing and color blocking. Brown and black leopard prints work as neutrals and can be worn with one of the bright Spring/Summer color trends
(eg. leopard print with bright orange) - or another print garment such as a classy navy striped top. Want to make a trendy fashion statement?
Then you'll find printed blazers in animal, polkadot, stars and other quirky prints too. Blazers
are perfect for cool daytime Spring and Summer weather, but can also add the ideal coverage to a casual evening outfit when it's warm outside. They work well with shorts - however, you might want to experiment with dresses, skirts, jeans or pants. With me, a soft printed blazer would go hand in hand with my tank top dress and a sleek skinny belt wrapped around the waist.Feeling bold and fabulous?
Try it with another printed clothing. The key to successful print-on-print styling is to wear it with a pattern in a similar color but in a different nuance, but one of them being bolder in print than the other. Click here to learn more about how to print mix
Product info: 1. (Leopard) Forever21 - 2. (Diamond Print) Forever21
Product info: 1. (Light blue floral) FreePeople - 2. (Black floral) Urban Outfitters
So what do you think - print or solid? How do you feel about wearing prints with classy garments?