Oriental print Kimono Blouse, chain necklace & brown wide leg pants/trousers: Street Style
The fashion world is reaching out to the East for AW13 inspiration. Oriental prints are flattering, feminine and very stylish. These prints are vibrant, exotic and fun.
From opalescent fabrics, hi-tech fabric, brocades, embroidery, blossom prints, animal motif, bird motif traditional Oriental motifs and kimono detailing add an opium-soaked dose of Eastern & Western promise to your wardrobe. Oriental prints are not only for autumn/winter but can be worn all year round for a touch of ancient empires influence.
Sarah looks stylish in her oriental print kimono blouse which she has paired it with a stetement necklace, heels and brown loose pants for an Eastern inspired look.
Asian inspired prints are versatile and will take you from a day look to an evening look and in between. Eastern influence prints can be worn on their own or can be incorporated with other pieces from your wardrobe. For a bold statement look wear oriental prints with other prints such as polka dots, animal prints, tropical prints or bold colours.
If you’re new to this trend you can start by wearing oriental prints accessories until you gain your confidence.
How celebrities wore Oriental prints
Vanessa Hudgens stepped out in Moschino fall 2013 brocade suit which she wore with black heels for an androgyny look. Miranda Kerr wore a low cut orange oriental inspired dress which features a corset around the waist. The model completed her look by wearing black and white Dalmatian print heels from Bionda Castana and a bright red lipstick for a stylish mixed print look. Solange Knowles stepped out on the red carpet dressed in a mint coloured Eastern inspired silk mini skirt and tunic. She teamed her outfit with pale ribbon style heels and a beaded bag. Model/actress Tao Okamoto wore an Asian inspired print gown from Miharayasuhiro’s Fall 2012 collection to the Wolverine premiere in London.
How to wear eastern inspired prints
Pair a pyjamas oriental print harem pants with a tucked in blouse, ankle strap heels and a tote bag for a dinner date. For a casual look wear tank top with skinny jeans, slippers and a bomber jacket for a day look. Pair a black dress with a Kimono wrap and heels for a dressed up look or sandals for a dressed down look.