If your closet is filled with prints and you don’t know how to accessorize them, here are some very simple and easy tips to add some jewelry, belts, bags, and shoes to your prints in a way that enhances them. Prints can be quite tricky to work with and often women will forgo adding accessories as a result. If accessorizing prints seems confusing, it’s actually quite easy. Check out these six ways to do it.
Treat a print like a solid
When you are wearing bold prints in neutral shades, like black, navy, brown and grey, that combine with white or ivory, these prints can be treated like solids instead of prints. This means that you can add any accessory colors that you want. Imagine a black and white print dress with a striking red belt, or a navy and ivory printed skirt with yellow shoes, for example. Treat these neutral two color prints like solids.
Take a look at these examples and more tips on how two color prints can be treated like solid colors.
Accessorize with the colors found in the prints
For multicolored prints, use the colors found in prints like a road map for accessorizing. An example could be to use one of the colors in print as a shoe color, one as a handbag shade, and one as a belt color and another as a necklace shade. The print connects all the colors you are accessorizing with, and the outfit looks cohesive.
Pull one color from the print for your accessories
If the print you are wearing has two colors or multiple ones, another easy solution is to take one of the colors found in print and accessorize with just that color. This is a much simpler and quicker solution than accessorizing with all the colors found in print and still looks just as good.
You don’t have to use every color found in one print in all your accessories. Try using just one color and using that as a pop accessory shade.
Bring the print colors on the bottom towards the face
Why keep all those pretty print colors in your skirts and pants and the bottom? Take one or more of the colors found in the prints of your pants and skirts and bring them up towards the face through a necklace or pair of earrings. Not only will the outfit look finished, but the color will brighten your face and bring attention to it. Believe it or not, by bringing more color up towards the face and shoulders you can often look taller too because the eye will be forced upwards versus all the focus being drawn down.
Choose an accessory color that complements your prints
When accessorizing prints, you don’t have to match your accessories to the colors found in the actual print. You can choose colors that complement these shades. Some versatile accessory colors are green, yellow and teal. They will work with whatever colors are found in your prints. Here are some other versatile accessorizing colors.
Accessorize with metallic accessories
Lastly, the simplest way to accessorize prints is to go with gold or silver. You can add a silver or gold jewelry, a pair of metallic sandals or flats, handbag or belt. Having metallic accessories on hand will go with any prints you are wearing, plus you can also use them to jazz up your solid pieces. Consider a long gold or silver necklace; it will work with everything.
If you’re not a fan of tons of color or overly ornate looks, but just want some subtle polish, this is a solution that will work for you.
Prints are easy but don’t forget to accessorize
The beauty of prints is that they usually don’t need a lot of accessorizing to look finished. However, with these easy solutions on how to accessorize prints, you’ll look even more polished, chic and fashionable. Plus, all these accessories can be used again with other pieces in your wardrobe to create even more stylish looks. Try using these colorful accessories to pop neutral outfits, and more.