The Lady and The Beard

TRENDS WITH BENEFITS – MATCHING PRINT SETS

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In the haze of mix and match prints there doesn’t seem to be hope for matching and coordinating prints these days. Is it too much to ask for an occassional coordinate print set?  Don’t get me wrong, I love a great contrast with prints such as stripes and florals. But it all can be too much at times. Matching prints is a great take on the traditional twin set without looking like your grandmother straight out of the 80′s. It became a huge fashion faux pas in the past but this trend is currently on the rise. The look mimics a dress, a romper or even a jumpsuit. A full body outfit of one pattern or texture is a bold yet powerful move. It’s the perfect date night, happy hour or even business casual look.

This trend dominated the Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear looks in the Mara Hoffmann, J.Crew and Michael Kors shows. It was also famously worn by Miranda Kerr when she showcased the Escada Hyacinthprinted cardigan and pencil skirt. I mean, if Miranda Kerr can pull it off then we can too, right? You don’t have to pay high end designer prices like Miranda because affordable matching coordinates are a click away. Nordstrom, TOPSHOP and ASOS are just a few of the places you can find a great variety of matching prints. Are you daring enough to pull of this trend?

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