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Trendspotting: Mixed Prints

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I’d be hard pressed to identify the origin of this trend. Perhaps it was the kids arbitrarily mixing and matching, wearing anything clean and cheery regardless of coordination- something you can do as well with separates. Whatever the reason, it’s especially prevalent now. Dolce and Gabbana’s current line is filled with mixed print patterns; most every designer has some-indicating he or she is “in on it.”

Carven Splodge Print T-Shirt

Pretty because of its delicacy and soft colors, this version of the trend is less bold than many making it more wearable. It whispers style. Cotton/elastane jersey crew neck with contrasting sleeves and exposed yellow stitching at the seams. Cool machine wash. $137.00

Vanessa Bruno Liberty Print Shift Dress

Another soft combination. This one uses variations on the original mini-print. Short skirt, easy shape. Muticolored cotton with silver lurex silk trims, two side slit pockets, back cape style overlay, concealed zipper and hook fastening at the back. $875.00

Etro Multicolored Print Blouse

Here’s the idea in spades. Colorful, bright, idiosyncratic, makes an original impression. Wear with solids please and careful with jewelry. Crossover v-neck, three quarter length sleeves, wraparound back ties; concealed double-breasted button fastening through the front. 100% silk. $740.00

Related – Trendspotting: Printed Pants

Floral Print Sleeveless Shift Dress

It’s really a tunic top-image shows the length. Whatever you call it, the piece makes a great impression. Wear over pencil pants or a short skirt-not as a mini. Avant-garde without being weird. Multicolored printed silk. Exaggerated point collar, exposed zipper fastening at the back. A-line hem-shorter in the front-is detailed with mesh. Polyester. Cool hand wash. Detail, opening photo. $88.00

Dolce & Gabbana Mixed Print Silk Dress

This one looks like two pieces, but is in actuality a dress. I mean, seriously, would it ever occur to you to put these two prints together?! Somehow it works though. Maybe our sensibilities have changed. Fitted sheath textured with side seam ruching. Back zipper fastening with hook and eye closure. Silk/spandex lining. $1745.00

Charm Blouse

A bit hippy=bohemian looking. Seasonal over a short skirt or narrow pants. This flowy piece implies a free spirit. Mixed scarf body. Lightly padded bust with self tie finish and tank straps. Empire waist, hidden side zipper fastening, hanky hem. Unlined. Polyester. Hand wash. $59.00

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