Ladies, spring is here! It's time to pull out your bright colors and prints that pop. Here are tips and tricks from And I Get Dressed's curvy blogger Kellie B.
Fresh Floral Frock
Too much color? No such thing! Kellie B, from And I Get Dressed, informs us that "You can even add a pop of color to a printed dress. The orange tasseled necklace is a perfect match to my floral frock, while the white sandals and clutch create the perfect style balance. (PS I wore this to the US open gala and Anna Wintour nodded at me – I like to think she approved! Haha!"
Plaid To The Bone
Think outside the box when it comes to dressing your full-figured physique. This curvy blogger let's us know that "gingham prints are a spring must have. It's a traditionally preppy picnic print, however by adding a black leather jacket and a bright tote, it gives just the right amount of ummph and sass."
Blue To Remember
Kellie assures us that no trend is off limits for the curvy chica! "Cut-out frocks are for the curvy gals too! Master this fresh spring trend by selecting pieces that highlight your best assets while choosing multicolored prints that pop. But, most of all rock a side of confidence that will definitely leave a lasting impression."
Kellie B. advises us on keeping it fun when flattering your curves. "Florals are some of my favorite prints to wear but they don't have to be matronly. Including a loose fit up top and a skinnier fit towards the ankles, can amp up your figure almost instantaneously. This outfit is pink and floral, but modern shapes like my joggers and a moto jacket makes the ensemble current and brings a proportionate feel to your figure."
Styling can be a balancing act, but Kellie knows best. "This skirt has a lot going on, it's printed and metallic. I decided to keep the rest of the outfit classic and ladylike. From the solid pink cardigan, to the classic white t-shirt, I was able to balance my silhouette seamlessly, while a high waisted skirt chicly cinched the waist."
This fashionista proves that blending a printed top into your wardrobe can be done with ease. "An easy way to wear prints with color is to pull out two of the main colors and include them in the outfit. I took the lighter lavender color by way of a coat for drama and the forest green on the bottom for balance."
Prints in the workplace can often times be daunting. However, this expert blogger is spilling the tea on how to keep prints professional and posh in the office. "This chic combo is a great way to wear prints into the office. The lighter colors are not too fussy and you can balance out the bottom with a camel, knee-length blazer and a solid blouse. To let you in on a little style secret, you can pump up your look and figure with a nude kitten heel instantly!"
An opulent mesh between prints and logos do exist and Kellie lets us know exactly how to master this tricky trend for your phenomenal physique! "You can turn up your printed pieces by mixing them with a graphic tee. How do you blend the two for your curves you ask? Make sure to incorporate a printed high-waist, A-line skirt to flatter the waist line. Next, tuck in a semi-loose logo t-shirt that skims right over your silhouette. To top off my look I added a black leather blazer to complement the print in my skirt and add a little pizazz."
Print On Print
Print on print can be accomplished with ease! Kellie informs us that "head to toe prints can work on any body-type, it's just about creating the right proportions and knowing how to break it up. Take note, a cropped top and an open toe sandal stylishly separates the look, while creating a cohesively chic statement"
Stripes & Florals
A blend of two prints couldn't be easier! "When it comes to mixing prints, there's no happier combination than stripes and florals. Take two simple colors such as a black and white striped blouse and mix it with a floral bright hued flowy skirt. You will be unexpectedly surprised how these two prints easily fuse together."
Take it from an expert! Kellie keeps us informed that "printed outerwear can seem a bit intimidating but this boxy blazer adds interest to an otherwise basic outfit."
Leave it to Kellie to bring in floral inspiration for the spring! "Prints don't have to be overwhelmingly large or extremely small. A happy medium always does the trick as well. This floral print on my blouse creates enough character for the entire outfit and by adding a solid pastel hue on the bottom the perfect balance is created."