Guest Post: On Trend Prints

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The following guest blog post is written by a freelance writer Sarah Leeds, focusing on fashion trends which can be found in vintage fashion, with a selection picked from ASOS Marketplace.

On-Trend Prints 

This season it’s all about prints and there’s one to suit every style and personality. From delicate floral to wacky cartoons you can create a look that’s individual to you. And the great thing is they’ve all been done before, so check out those vintage fashion boutiques for the following prints this season:


From classic stripes to check or dogtooth, there are so many different ways to nail the monochrome trend. Wearing black and white doesn’t have to be boring! If you prefer a sophisticated and understated look, opt for a black sixties shift dress with white piping or update your wardrobe with a dogtooth blazer. Or choose 80s polka dots for a look that’s fun and flirty. This is a trend that you can wear well into next season, so it’s a great investment.


Be daring in bold 50s floral dresses that cinch in the waist and emphasise your shape. Or for a more understated, casual look opt for ditzy floral printed tea dresses. Another era that’s perfect for floral is the 70s which is famous for vibrant prints and the maxi dress. Have fun with floral this season and choose colours that reflect your mood and personality. This is a print that can be worn in so many different ways; it’s easy to put your own stamp on it.


Not for everyone but this is a trend that has undoubtedly been inspired by Prada’s cartoon Cadillac prints. Anything goes as long as it’s bold and wacky – tropical fruit, animals, nature. Look for 70s and 80s vintage fashion for the most eye catching novelty prints on jumpers, dresses and t-shirts. To avoid looking tacky, keep the rest of your outfit neutral and keep accessories to a minimum. All of these prints can be found at vintage fashion boutiques or online, and pictured are a few favourites from ASOS Marketplace.

Thank you Sarah, monochrome and florals outfits are certainly firm favourites in my own wardrobe.


1 comment:

Boston hoodie said...

beautiful! this is so chic and elegant but so easy :) thanks for the tutorial!

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