Jill Laine is a style expert, and a regular contributor to the Fox 10 Morning Show as well as ABC 15’s Sonoran Living in Phoenix, AZ. After hearing from women about their fashion dilemmas, Jill developed a series of workshops, including ...
Future fashion historians will remember 2012 as a year that brought us a multitude of prints and a mix of all sorts of patterns, textures and colors. If you love prints, then this season is your style nirvana. I'm about to unleash three of my favorite print trends for fall, because you guessed it, this is my pick as favorite trend of the week!
Now remember, if you're hesitant about wearing prints, you can bring them into your style in small doses, with accessories. But if you're like me and you want to dive in head first, then you'll want to go for bigger statement pieces like dresses, trousers and tops.
This fall, we're continuing the floral theme from spring, though now florals are edgier with darker backgrounds and richer colors. This is great news for the 99 percent of us that are on a budget, as this classic print just keeps rolling over season to season. Want to get crazy? Mix your floral prints with a pinstriped menswear piece for a look that is insanely chic.
This print or pattern is so refined and rich, think Catherine the Great or Marie Antoinette! You'll see this opulent print with gold or metallic thread, because for brocade it's all about the glamour. Layer your brocade with a broken-in denim or chambray to keep your look modern and downtown as opposed to overdone.
True story, as a child I drew pictures of ponies and horses nonstop. My parents never got the hint, so I remained pony-less all throughout my childhood. Fast forward to fall 2012, with equine prints all the rage. I'm so excited for this trend, as it allows me to celebrate my love for all things equestrian. I'm planning on layering my horse delights: a print sweater with horse bit jewelry and even a horse hair belt. Whoa!
Now if these prints don't excite you like they do me, there are other honorable mentions for you to fall for, such as houndstooth, paisley, animal prints including leopard and python, and our classic friend, stripes!
So there you have it, SK Style Watchers! Three amazing, not to be missed prints for your style this season. What print is your favorite? Leave me a comment below — I love to hear from you! Thanks for watching, and for SheKnows Style, I'm Jill Laine.