Fall Preview: Bold Prints

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Mystery surrounds us in the fall months. The weather remains warm in San Diego, which may not be the case where you live, but bold prints are arising on clothing everywhere. Gorgeous exotic colors are taking the pedestal and warming up the cooler weather with some pizzazz, such as shirts with asymmetrical patterns and draped pants.

Shake up your wardrobe with some hipster print. Go with deep, rich colors. Try deep greens and violets mixed with brighter colors. For example, my first showcase does just what I described. It’s a breezy sweater with a Bordeaux combo. It’s flirty and feminine with a carefree attitude. Wear it to work with a tank underneath and spice up your slacks with this fiery top. I like the fact that it’s longer and can be worn with slacks or a fitted skirt for the evening hours.


→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Cayden Sweater, $178.00, at bcbg.com.

Calvin Klein does an excellent job embracing this season’s print dress. When it comes to this structured dress, sophisticated is an understatement. I like it because it can be extremely flattering if worn by the right person. The waist is cinched with an illusionary black belt. The color schemes work well to accentuate a curvy body. The black, red, and camel prints are easy colors to work with as far as pairing with shoes and accessories. Keep your accessories simple but have fun with the shoe pairing, if you are able to depending on where you wear the dress.

Calvin Klein Sleeveless Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress

→ Buy the Calvin Klein Sleeveless Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress, $118.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

This next skirt is bold and different. With grays, reds and blacks, this skirt is fancy enough to wear out dancing and sophisticated enough for cocktail hour with an appropriate top. Try wearing it with booties for the cooler nights. This skirt is flexible, so explore the fashion options with this inspirational, funky skirt.

Zara Hand Embroidered Mini Skirt

→ Buy the Zara Hand Embroidered Mini Skirt, $129.00, at zara.com.

Want to really throw a firecracker in your closet? Check out this red Aqua button up blouse. This red tribal print blouse has vibrant blues that make the shirt really pop. The color combination is spectacular and it makes a simple styled shirt super chic and nighttime appropriate. Pair it with fun, bold colored denim like the picture.

Aqua Printed Rouched Button Down Knot Front Blouse

→ Buy the Aqua Printed Rouched Button Down Knot Front Blouse, $78.00, at bloomingdales.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.