Get busy with this season's abstract prints!
The must-have pattern for spring/summer 2013? Busy, mind blowing abstracts!

Oct 02, 2013 12:53
by Caitlin Reid


Ditch the florals, it’s time to get abstract. Not in thought, but in fashion! Busy, abstract prints are the pattern of spring/summer. Not sure if you can pull it off? Nicole Ritchie can, now you can too!

If you’re a sucker for spring florals, remember Miranda Priestley’s blunt sarcasm: “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” Avoid the wrath of cynical stylistas, and embrace the evolution of prints with the new abstract trend.

Rocking abstract prints comes down to confidence. If you’re absolutely adoring the abstract, mix and match! Try bold, bright patterns for the top, paired with a monochrome abstract skirt or pants. This blends the trends nicely, without cringeworthy clashing.

If you’re a lover of the statement piece, embrace the fantastical abstract prints of Aussie designers this spring/summer. Try a kimono, bomber jacket or bustier in prints to wonder and amaze. You’ll steal the spotlight, outshining everyone living in the past in florals!

If you’re a more timid trend setter, try one stand out piece.  Free floating, spring savvy ankle biter pants are a sophisticated way to try abstract. Beautiful collared shirts in mind boggling abstract prints are modern chic, plus perfect for the spring/summer weather.

Abstract patterns work perfectly at less formal, spring events too! If it’s still a bit chilly, rock heavily patterned jeans to stay warm in style. Burning hot? Try spring/summer 2014 must-have item, the overall, in hectic, busy prints. To keep it girly, try a playsuit as a flirty spin on overalls. See? Abstract works from day to night, fun to formal.

Spring/summer patterns have moved on from florals and geometric prints, landing safely at abstract. Embrace it! You’ll love it. These heavily patterned pieces withstand the test of time, stealthily moving past the short-lived spring/summer trends of neon and metallic. Invest in abstract. You won’t regret it!.

Abstract look outfit:

Sass and Bide Take Courage Silk Pant $400; Karen Walker Siouxsie Filigree Black Sunglasses$349; Ginger & Smart Euphoria top $299; Peep Toe Shoes Miss Desert $289.

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