5 Fab Ways to Wear Prints

5 Fab Ways to Wear Prints
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 13, 2012

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“You don’t have to match colors exactly when pairing prints,” says Maya Lake, designer behind the Boxing Kitten label, “they can just be in the same color family.”
 
Solange Knowles in Boxing Kitten.

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Take notes on how Adepero Oduye works this vibrant print set effortlessly.

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Marni at H&M maxi dress, $129, H&M.

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“Pair prints together that have similar patterns, but are different colors like stripes, polka dots or other similar print patterns,” suggests Lake.
 
Rihanna in a Boy London.

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Solange works a contrast colored blouse perfectly with a printed Diane von Furstenberg suit dress.

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Boxing Kitten peplum skirt, $209, Boxing Kitten.

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“If you are new to wearing prints, don’t be afraid to wear a bold print pant,” says Lake. “It’s unexpected and very fashion-forward.”
 
Joan Smalls in Prabal Garung pants and Nicholas Kirkwood platform shoes.

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Front row at the Jeremy Scott fashion show, Angela Simmons pairs a solid blazer with a printed pantsuit.

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Boxing Kitten wide-leg pant, $195, Boxing Kitten.

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Lord & Taylor origami print cropped pant, $78, Lord & Taylor.

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“Going into spring, floral prints are always an easy and fun way to add color to an outfit.”
 
Rashida Jones in Tanya Taylor.

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Corinne Bailey Rae made us melt in this super cute floral Miu Miu moment at Paris Fashion Week.

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Topshop floral jumpsuit, $116, Topshop.

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“Pair your floral print with an animal print or a black and white stripe,” says Lake.
 
Liya Kebede in Proenza Schouler.

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Juicy Couture printed silk crepe dress with striped belt, $300, Net-A-Porter.

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Blocked ikat skirt, $63, House of Fraser.

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Solange Knowles parties in a pretty printed Miu Miu dress, an easy way to work the trend.

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