Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine
While I’ve made great strides in adding color to my wardrobe, I must
be honest and give myself a C- for doing the same with prints. I don’t
like to fail at anything, so I’m embarking on a hunt for the perfect new pattern.
I guess it’s only appropriate then that my first find is a fun twist on the animal print. This Vivienne Westwood Cotton Dress
($850 at net-a-porter.com) has a zebra pattern and a splash of dip dye
color. The belted waist is sure to flatter and the side slit pockets
give it a casual feeling.
Because sometimes you feel like a lot of print and sometimes you don’t, I would also consider doing just a punch of animal print like Halston’s Sassy “Maxine” Clutch With Gold Chain ($1,396 at net-a-porter.com). If you’re shopping for animal inspired patterns, go wild!
On to a print that’s a blast from the past: tie dye. I was
surprised to find this psychedelic trend making its way back onto the
runway, but realized this was no seventies version. Check out Zimmerman’s Triple Fold Strapless Dress
($495 at shopbop.com), for example. At first glance, the pattern
appears to be floral, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see it’s
actually a creative tie dye silk interpretation that’s quite classy.
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