I was recently contacted by vouchercodes to see if I would like to try to put together a couple of outfits based on one of the key trends this season. I decided to go for geometric prints. I figured this trend could be a little daunting for some as wearing a bold print may be a bit too 'out there' and bold for some peoples tastes. I decided to have a look on the highstreet for a few pieces which you could use to inject the trend into your wardrobe.
The first item I purchased was a swing dress* from Boohoo.com. Firstly I think swing dresses are amazing because they hide a multitude of sins! I do feel that wearing them with something fitted like a blazer or leather jacket makes it look like less of a sack though, which is something that happens with me due to my lack of height! The print on this particular dress (called the Leanne dress I'll add!) isn't too out there and is a very wearable print. I actually wore this to work and got complimented on it!
I wanted to pick something that would be great for a evening out with friends, this playsuit* also from Boohoo.com ticked all the boxes in regards to being bang on the geometric trend. The style and shape of the playsuit is really flattering. I am not the biggest fan of my arms so having the long sleeves was a nice touch! Obviously it is a bit chilly outside so I would normally wear a blazer or waterfall jacket with this outfit but I couldnt find either to photograph! The quilted bag is from MarcB. Then I just pop on some tights and heels and would be ready do go!
For a more casual affair I wanted to try to find a jumper of sorts to incorporate the trend into my wardrobe that way. I also wanted to inject a bit of colour into the challenge as a lot of the geometric items I could find were monochrome. While browsing in river island I came across the cerise pink cropped jumper* which has different knit patterns within it to create a geometric pattern. I thought the colour was lovely so had to get it. If I am honest I am a bit unsure if the cropped jumper is for me, however I loved pairing it with the polkadot shirt and leather skirt to mix things up a bit.
I feel all three outfits show that you can take something like a bold print and combine it with other items of your wardrobe to make it less in your face and more subtle if you are that way inclined. I know there are people out there who like to rock the bright print co-ordinate pieces without hesitation for people like me, just injecting little snippets of the trend here and there is the way to go about it.