Florals are redesigned each season and plaids, stripes and polka dots fade in and out of the fashion scene, often times going unnoticed. One trend that will forever be eye-catching and even sometimes hypnotizing… Optical Illusions! They are by far my favorite print of 2015. They’re made of your typical stripe or geo shape, but bent, twisted and twirled into a never-ending design. I’ve seen them done in everything from handbags to Toms. Because it can be a tricky print to style, I want to spend some time breaking down how I might pair each fabulous find below. Take a look and comment with which daring piece you’re going to try! Trust me, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a daring fashion risk without having to step far from your comfort zone.
My first find is from Saks OFF 5th. I spotted this stunning tote out of the corner of my eye and had to feature it. Start with a solid head-to-toe look and toss on this beauty as THE staple accessory. Keep it simple, and let the bag do all of the talking!
This blouse from J.Crew Factory is the perfect staple to keep on hand. In addition to your multicolored shells, every girl needs a few bold, printed blouses to pair with your favorite chunky sweater or chic blazer. How cute would this top be with a distressed boyfriend jean, a white blazer and a bright red lip? Ahh I can’t wait to try it!
The maxi skirt is the ultimate combination of style and comfort. I love how Lane Bryant Outlet styled this one with a casual white tee, mesh leather jacket and cool kicks. Maxi skirts are extremely versatile and can be worn with booties in the winter and sandals in the warmer months. The more prints and color combos you have on hand, the more choices you’ll have year-round!
Now worries – If you’re a bit more conservative or work in a more buttoned up industry, you can still sneak a little style into your work attire. This printed blouse from Maurices is the perfect example of a slimming, conservative cut mixed with a fun pattern. Just like the blouse from J.Crew Factory, pair this with solid, neutral pieces. This particular top would look phenomenal with a classic black pencil skirt and pointy suede pumps. Don’t you agree?
Just like the maxi skirt, the maxi dress screams comfort – But that doesn’t have to be all that it screams! They can also be commanding, like this one from Old Navy Outlet. Pair it with a light denim jacket or chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up and you’ve got the perfect look for spring.
And last but not least – The Toms! I adore these kicks. Not only are they super stylish, but the proceeds go towards a good cause AND they feel as though you’re walking on clouds. Throw them on with your favorite relaxed tee and skinny jeans and you’re all set for a busy day of running errands or a play date with the kids. They can be found at Vans or Journeys.
Let me know what your favorite optical illusion pieces are… Happy Shopping!