Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Trend: Watercolor Prints...Love it or Leave it?

One spring trend that I have noticed as I've flipped through magazines and walked around local malls recently is the watercolor print. In almost every store I have walked past, there has been something on a mannequin aiming to be bright and colorful, with that sheer, watery wash that could easily remind anyone of their elementary school days (or maybe that's just the teacher in me...ha!) Personally, I am digging neutrals and floral prints for this spring...but watercolor prints for me are kind of hit or miss. Some that I've seen look fab and some look downright scary. If you want to sport the trend, here are a few chic ways that I do enjoy it:

1.) Paired with neutrals: for a polished, put-together look

(Watercolor Print Cotton Cardigan, $19.97, New York & Company)

2.) Paired with ruffles: for the ultimate girly look

(Printed Watercolor Racerback Tank, $12.50, and Ruffle-Neck Cardigan, $26.50, Old Navy)

(Smocked Poppy Print Tank, $34.50, Lane Bryant)

3.) Paired with other embellishments (like beads): for an artsy-cool look

(Beaded Watercolor Graphic Tee, $12.99, Old Navy)

All of these are great ways to wear the trend...and won't break the bank! And if you're going to wear watercolor prints, just make sure to keep everything else relatively simple. Remember, simple art is some of the most beautiful art. :)

What do you think about the watercolor prints trend? Love it or Leave it?

1 comment:

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    im lovin what ure doing around here and i see ure keepin it cute ... and girl, yes! chocolate is all we need! cant wait to see more postings from u!

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