Who says fashion has to be so serious? Not us – or our favorite Brits over at Boden. Take a cue from our cheeky friends and make standout prints your new thing. Here are a few ways to master the look.

how to wear printsGo Bold
Making a head-to-toe statement has never been so easy. Just throw on a printed maxi. Stick to simple accessories – a sleek pair of metallic sandals keeps things from looking too busy.
 
 
how to wear printsMix & Match
Don’t run away scared just yet. Combining prints is actually a piece of cake. Just follow these three rules:

  1. When in doubt, keep it simple. Stripes and dots are always a no-fail match.
  2. Stick to one color family. You can’t go wrong with prints in the same hue.
  3. Play with scale. Balance a bold-print skirt with a delicate-print top.how to wear prints

Stripe It
Forget what you’ve heard about stripes. When done right, they’re more flattering than you think. For added curves, go with wide, horizontal stripes. For a lengthening effect, try thin, vertical lines.

Ready to get print happy? Our Boden Boutique opened Monday, June 22, at 3PM ET.

By Kelly Hamilton, Staff Writer

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June 22, 2015

Chunky knits in deeper hues are a given come fall. But this season, shake up that sweater rotation with these three statement prints. Trust us, your closet with thank you.

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August 20, 2013

When it comes to wearing prints, it’s all about what catches the eye first. It’s important to know where to place them in order to accentuate your best features and disguise those trouble areas. As an overall guideline, place printed items on areas that deserve a little extra attention.

First things first – identify your body type. We come in all shapes and sizes, but rest assured – so do prints.

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Petite
Height isn’t on your side, so make friends with vertical stripes that will lengthen your silhouette. If you’re not into stripes, keep in mind that patterns with elements larger than your fist will overpower your petite frame.

Long and Lean
Exercise your right to pull off large and bold prints. Monotonous prints will make you appear a little lanky, but a bold print will draw the eye toward the torso and away from limbs.

Pear Shape
This one’s a given: draw the eye upward by wearing a busy print on top. Play around with colors and wear that flattering floral blouse – over and over again.

Fuller Bust
The pear shape’s alter ego. Reverse the advice and choose a printed skirt or pant to offset a top-heavy appearance. Lucky for you, printed bottoms are a hot trend for spring 2013.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

How do you wear your prints? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ruelala, then check out our The Fitting Room column every Monday.

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March 4, 2013