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2018 Spring Patterns: 3 Stylish Prints to Update Your Look

2018 Spring Patterns: 3 Stylish Prints to Update Your Look

 

Woman wearing shirt with geometric patterns

Just as your clothing changes from season to season, so do your favorite patterns. It's time to say goodbye to winter's rich hues and rustic prints, and welcome in the bright, the bold and the unexpected patterns of spring. Here's a look at what's new for 2018.
 

Show Your Stripes

Stripes take new direction this spring. Candy stripes, rainbow and pinstripes are the patterns of choice for their vivid colors and high-contrast energy. The trick to maximizing the striped trend is balance. Break up the lines by adding a solid color to your look with a blazer or cardigan. Or, if you're feeling daring, you can hit on cool, street-inspired style by mixing prints.
 

Top pick: A classic A-line dress is a fantastic canvas for stripes because the easy silhouette works in casual and professional settings. For the most flattering effect, look for striped patterns where the darkest color is at the lowest point on the dress.




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Robbie Bee Women's Sheath Dress - Striped & Floral

Simply Styled Women's Floral T-Shirt

Flower Power Re-Charge

Although it seems obvious that spring would bring floral patterns, these are not your everyday flowers. Wildflowers and tropical hibiscus and palm leaves make up this season’s preferred print bouquet. An allover print will give you a boho-chic vibe. But if you're in the mood for subtlety, try selective detailing. A flourish of embroidery on the leg of your jeans or shirt sleeves highlights the trend without overwhelming.


Top pick:
A floral top gives you endless style options. Dress it up with jeans and heels for a night out, or tone it down for work or weekend with a simple pencil skirt or khakis.





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Go-To Geometrics

This spring's geometric prints have ditched their edge. Now, classic plaid shows neutral and pastel shades, while arty abstract prints favor waves and curves over crisp lines. This is one pattern you'll want in allover style, like a plaid trench coat or an abstract-print maxi dress. Choose a pattern that suits your figure: cascading patterns will lengthen your look and concentrated patterns bring focus to specific areas.


Top pick:
A ponte knit jacket tops everything. Fitted, stretchy and perfectly flattering, a printed ponte blazer pulls any look together with polish, while the geometric pattern adds modern color. Opt for a collarless blazer for a softer, seasonal look.




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Simply Styled Petites' Geometric Ponte Knit Jacket


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