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Chic Finds: Fun prints on dresses, tees and shoes to lift your mood

July 11, 2011

It’s raining outside now and how! If you’re stuck indoors most of the time, you need some cheering up. Speaking Chic brings some fun prints to excite you in this gloomy weather.

Nature-inspired prints

Bright leaves, butterflies and peacocks… indoors or outdoors, wear nature on your sleeve.

Funky prints from nature

Above (from left to right): Printed dress from Golmaal, red top and printed shorts from Roxy, dress from Vizyon’s Papagayo collection

Graphic prints

Still bang-on-trend, abstract or otherwise. We love these in colours that pop.

Tank Top with graphic print from Benetton

Printed shorts from Roxy

Above: Tank top with graphic print from Benetton; shorts from Roxy.

Printed accessories!

Make printed shoes, bags and scarves your new best friend. 🙂

Miss Sixty shoes Flip-flops from Roxy

Above: Clarisse shoes (flats) from Miss Sixty, Flip flops from Roxy

How to wear prints

If you think you might end up looking like a fancy teapot or a mural with prints, here’s some tips for wearing prints from Kanika Kapoor, a fashionista associated with Emilio Pucci (a brand known for its prints).

  • It’s not difficult to carry off prints, though you need to complement the prints or tone down the print with plain colour footwear. And oh, avoid over-accessorizing.
  • At present I’m really into accessorising what I wear with printed scarves and shawls. Also, I like “printed” shoes with a plain dress or relaxed day wear.
  • You can also tie a printed scarf around your bag to add a touch of print to your attire.

How are you wearing prints this monsoon?

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