Spring 2015 Trend Alert Printed Jackets
Over the last few weeks I have been shopping for some printed fabrics to make some cute jackets for the Jacket Society women’s jacket line. As a designer it is challenging to find a prints, especially ones that customers will like because prints are so personal and everyone’s preference is so different. You can only go by your own preference or by the history of what your customer’s have liked in the past. Prints are a lot of fun and they can add a lot of interest to an everyday outfit especially as a piece like a jacket or blazer.
Printed fabrics are a year round category that can work for any season. Usually for each season, be it spring or fall, there are certain categories of prints, like florals or geometrics, that work better for that particular season. The other factor that distinguishes each look per season are the color combinations of the prints. Therefore prints can be done at any time of the year. Personally though, for some reason I tend to gravitate towards printed jackets for spring, summer and early fall and stick to more traditional patterns, like stripes, jacquards or plaids for fall. I think this holds true for a lot of designers as well, because you tend to see more prints for spring than fall on the runways as well.
The great thing about a printed jacket is, you only need one piece to make your whole outfit pop. A lot of women tend to do a printed top with a solid jacket, which is perfectly fine. But once in a while its good to switch and do a printed jacket instead. You can still mix it with a printed top or bottom. Here are a few pointers for how to mix prints:
1. If your jacket is a big and bold print, mix it with a smaller more subtle print or solids only.
2. A printed suit is ok, but try to mix it with a solid top to break it up.
3. Let your print jacket be the focal point of your outfit without adding too many other elements.
I have a cut of printed jackets in work right now and I can’t wait until they are ready in a couple of weeks, so I can style them for you and add them to our web site. In the mean time I have picked some looks from the spring 2015 runway shows with printed jackets for your inspiration. I have also picked some pieces for you that are in stores right now with their links that you can actually shop for now.
What are your thoughts on printed jackets and which of these are your favorites?
2015 SPRING RUNWAY SHOWS
MY PERSONAL FAVORITES AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW – BELOW