Okay, we’ve kind of always loved colourful, crazy prints. It’s pretty much what we’re all about. And we just released a whole collection full of them – gorgeous, colourful, weird, wonderful art prints from across the ages (hint hint: go check The Artist and The Muse collection out, because it’s amazing. We’ll wait.)
One of the styling questions we are asked the most is: how do I wear prints? Power clash? Tone ’em down with black? Just wear ALL of the colours? The answers are: yes, yes and yes. Do it all. Go crazy. Life’s too short to be scared of colour.
But to give you a head start on ideas, we asked three BMHQ employees how they styled their fave pieces from the collection. These gals are renowned in the office for their print-rocking skills, so get ready to take some notes!
Aisha (Technical Design)
If there’s anyone who isn’t afraid of colour, it’s Aisha. This is someone who can literally be dressed from one colour, head to toe, and completely pull it off. Seriously amazing.
Aisha calls this her ‘Pastel Sandy’ look: tight ‘n’ shiny leggings, an adorable off-the-shoulder top, and a minty green moto-style jacket to top it all off. It’s a super sweet look, with just enough of a retro-rebel edge.
Claire is one of those people that just looks polished all of the time – even on Monday mornings. While the rest of us wander in wearing lazy tees and messy hair, here’s Claire in something cute and totally put-together, while somehow looking completely effortless.
If you find prints a little bit intimidating, take a leaf from Claire’s book: she’s paired this colourful set with a light denim jacket and simple white trainers, which takes the whole look back to a ‘classic street style’ vibe. It still lets the print shine, but in a totally wearable way.
Dana is known around here as the ‘accessories Queen’. Whatever she is wearing (which is usually something totally amazing), she’s usually matched it perfectly to some quirky earrings, hats, glasses, hosiery, shoes – you name it.
Dana has a little trick for those that might want to try something different with their printed Super Drape Tops – just tuck that baby into a skirt, add some colourful hosiery, cute kicks and, of course, some coordinating earrings. You still get the fun asymmetrical design of the super drape, but it lets you add lots of interesting layers to your look.