The patterns and prints craze shouldn't just be left to one off dresses. Prints can work equally as well, if not better on jackets and pants too, if you choose your set carefully.
It seems that the safest way to wear print on print is to wear a matching set. If you match with a co-ordinated bottom, you’ve got the perfect on trend winter outfit for the warmer months, or alternatively, mix with a contrasting yet similar print for an elevated look.
Being a print lover, it wasn't hard to think of just three key benefits for anyone who is on the fence..
1. Multiple outfit opportunities
If you buy a matching set you are essentially investing in multiple outfit opportunities for the future. A great advantage of the matching set is all of the different outfit variations you get from only purchasing two pieces, or essentially just "one outfit".
I never really thought about buying a printed set and not actually wearing both pieces at the same time.. however wearing printed pants with a plain jacket, or a printed top with plain pants is the perfect way to turn impulse purchases into every day looks.
2. Mix and Match with friends
I attended a trend forecasting conference in Melbourne last year and one of the main themes was about sharing. Did you ever stop to think you might end up swapping or sharing your clothes oppose to buying them new.. as if you were a teenager again?
Lorna Hall, head of WGSN Insight shares that Generation Z are comfortable with not owing assets. Selling, swapping, borrowing, donating, renting, co living and sharing communities are going to be much more prominent in the future. She claims that by 2030, millennials will be striving to not own anything.
Perhaps it's time to swap clothes again with a friend? Do your printed pieces match by any chance? Fancy a print clash or a colour block? This look is increasingly popular amongst street style moguls during fashion week, with images going viral on Pinterest and Instagram.
3. Stay on trend
Lastly, weather you mix and match the set with your staple wardrobe pieces or even with your closest friends, playing with prints is the perfect way to perk up your outfit for any occasion. Prints are a great way of making a statement and showcasing your personal style to the world.
See our 10 favourite looks below. Which is your favourite?