This year, as spring has just arrived, prints are already making a comeback! Polka dots, stripes, and flowers are the highlight of 2015, creating a girly look that brings to mind the visual cheerfulness of the 70s. So, which one do you prefer: polka dots, stripes, or flowers?
Pois: a Delightful Display of Dots
Pois, popularized by the Pop Art movement and Roy Lichtenstein's artwork, have been a symbol of the sixties and have been present in the fashion world since the thirties. They were seen on men's ties and women's dresses. However, they also adorn the large ruffled skirts of flamenco dancers, in a tradition that has remained unchanged since the 19th century. Symbolizing carefree and light-heartedness, polka dots are making a comeback this spring on our pants and jackets. If you have a slender figure and are not afraid of boldness, you can dare to wear a blouse with large polka dots, reminiscent of Minnie Mouse. However, if you have a rounder figure, it is better to opt for smaller polka dots. In any case, avoid mixing prints and pair your polka dot piece with darker colored items, which will define your silhouette and enhance the polka dot pattern.
The Stripe Mania
This spring, stripes are taking on a bold and colorful twist, reminiscent of the vibrant pop art movement of the 70s. They bring to mind the colorful bands in Mark Rothko's paintings or vintage couture dresses. The wider and more vibrant the stripes, the more we love them! Whether they're monochrome with alternating white bands or a mix of yellow, orange, and gray, horizontal stripes are perfect for adding volume to a petite figure, adding personality to an outfit, and are suitable for both the office and a wedding. If you have a fuller figure, opt for vertical stripes to create a slimming effect. Don't forget to choose accessories in a single color to complement your striped outfit. For example, if you're wearing a green, blue, and white striped skirt, go for a handbag and shoes in blue or green.
Flowers galore: a blossoming trend
It's safe to say that this year, spring wouldn't be complete without floral prints! Whether embroidered or printed, flowers are blooming everywhere: on jackets, blouses, and pants. No piece of clothing can escape this trend, and they all gain a fresh countryside vibe! Like polka dots and stripes, the return of flowers in the 2015 trend is a nod to the 70s, offering a romantic or gypsy look, depending on your mood. If you're not particularly excited about floral prints but still want to follow the trend, you can incorporate a single accessory adorned with flowers into your look, such as floral printed sneakers or a canvas handbag.