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How To Pull Off The "Power Print" For Summer

Power Trend

What is a “power print”?, you’re probably wondering. Well, we’ve come up with that moniker to refer to any print so bold and brazen it has the power to overpower the wearer if not done right. But with our tips, you can blaze a fashion path in this risky summer trend without disappearing into the wild array of colours.

Print Madness

Summer 2013 will see prints continue to shine. The print craze didn’t have to go away for black, white and minimalism to reign on the other end of the less saturated spectrum this season, but today’s wild patterns require a certain level of courage to pull off. To elevate your favourite bold printed piece, take cues from Jaime King’s recent CW event look, and our runway picks.

Wear It

If you’ve purchased one or more totally OTT printed pieces and can’t seem to wrap your head around wearing them, you’re not alone. Prints are intimidating and can overwhelm. To keep your look flattering and fashionable, anchor the look with solid black or white accents, one or two solid hued accessories, and above all, keep makeup natural and neutral, and hair easy and loose or pulled back.

[Photos via Startraks and Style.com]

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