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 - Printed Blazer Trend - Vivienne Tam
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:


Spring Summer 2012 Trend - Shop Printed Blazers online
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

Top Picks:

Leopard printed blazer for spring summer 2012Black printed blazer from Forever 21
Product info: 1. (Leopard) Forever21 - 2. (Diamond Print) Forever21

Light blue floral cropped blazerBlack floral blazer
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?

Comments for Spring Summer 2012 Trend: Printed Blazer

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Jun 05, 2012
fit me in NEW
by: Wanda Haynes

This can be a tricky style to wear. What I have decided to do is wear what I feel confident in. If I love the pattern only then will I try it on. I have two patterned jackets, and they fit me in a classic style. Pockets at the bottom of the jacket, and no flaps for me, it ads volume to my frame. I bought them both from the Goodwill store. One is butter yellow with tan flowers, and the other is black with sky blue and white concentric circles. I adore them and often wear them with other prints.Keep in mind you can replace the buttons on a jacket, and give it an entirely different feel. They can also be worn with a white blouse and a solid skirt. Jeans look great with a patterned jacket. Keep it modern and fresh. other wise you can look like you need a makeover.

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