Tips on how to wear oriental print trend this season

Tips on how to wear oriental print trend this season 1

The fashion world is currently in love with the Asian inspired prints. Add a touch of Eastern promise to your wardrobe with exotic prints and vibrant colours this spring/summer 2013.

Oriental prints come in form of birds’/dragon/tigers motif, phoenix, watercolour prints, detailed embroidery, mandarin collar, Asian style artwork, golden painted & embroidered tapestries, rustic flowers prints/patterns (such as chrysanthemums/mums, lotus, peony, orchid, plum blossoms  which have Asian influence), dark colours and fur are also types of Asian inspired style.

Oriental prints are suitable for office wear, dinner dates or lunch outfits. Wear clothing’s that portrays Asian style and if you’re not bold enough start by wearing one rich & bold oriental piece with neutral colours or accessories. Once you have built up your confidence you can team up oriental prints with other prints/patterns or dress head to toe with oriental prints.

Oriental trend is also about waist definition, a thick belt such as obi would go well on a classic kimono. For clothing inspiration wear Proenza Schouler look alike Samurai warrior’s uniform for an effective edgy look. Mandarin collars are also a good way of showing your curves while looking classy.

Tips on how to wear oriental prints

Here are a few tips on how to wear oriental prints without looking like an Asian sci-fi extra, pair patterned slim cut pants and an oriental print top with strap heels which are perfect for summer evenings. Wear a mandarin collar dress with heels and a clutch bag which is perfect for a night look. Pair a golden painted embroidered blouse with a solid colour skirt and heel for an effortless look. To spark your look pair an embroidery dress with ankle boots.

Pair an oriental jacket/bomber with a pair of shorts, basic t-shirt and trainers for a brunch look. Kimono is no longer seen as martial arts uniform as it can be worn with skinny jeans, a belt and heels for a boho chic look. For a beach look pair your kimono over your bikini and sandals. Hope this tips help and let us know how you will be wearing the oriental prints.

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