Gone are the days when getting older meant opting for a ‘safe’, plain wardrobe; instead, why not embrace bold colourful prints?
Despite the proven fact that Black women can wear any bright hue and look fabulous while doing it, as we get older, many of us shy away from bold colourful prints. Wearing bold prints can seem daunting – make us feel uncomfortable even, but the truth is that we can absolutely wear any colour in the rainbow! It’s all about how you style and pair the pieces, so the outfit is altogether cohesive and eye-catching.
Fashion has moved on from the days when it was only generally acceptable to wear ‘safe’ neutral colours. Some of our favourite Instagram fashionistas are leading the way when it comes to showing us how we can embrace bold, bright and ‘in your face’ statement prints.
The Lady Vhodka @theladyvhodka is known for being an undisputed queen when it comes to mixing and clashing bold prints and looking sensational every time. The Kemist Store @thekemiststore does monochrome so well, but we love this example of a bold print in an Ankara fabric, likewise the bold print worn by @DimmahUmeh.
Fashion, dressing up and styling reflects a person’s individuality and being able to show the world who you are through your clothes is something to be celebrated.
Check out our roundup of bold prints fashion and how to style it.
Go big or go home we say! Although, try to keep accessories to a minimum and let the dress do all the talking.
$259 | Hanifa | Shop here
Zuhri Maxi Dress
£135 | Rendoll Lagos | Shop here
Angel Sleeve Printed Midi Dress
£50 | Very | Shop here
Pair your bold prints with jeans for a casual daytime look or boss it up by wearing a tailored blazer on top. Keep the colour of the suit to a neutral tone so as not to take attention away from the top.
Second Skin Moon Top
£208 | Marine Serre | Shop here
Corinne Print Linen Tie Waist Shirt
£118 | Reiss | Shop here
You simply cannot go wrong with a bold print on a statement coat. As outwear, you can choose to let your coat do all the talking while you keep the rest of your outfit simple.
Manuela floral-print coat
£688 | Mara Hoffman | Shop here
Albaray Organic Cotton Patchwork Reversible Jacket
£129 | Marks & Spencer | Shop here
£349 | ZARA | Shop here
Accessories are another way to dip your toe in the bold print game without fully committing to a whole fit.
Cross Carry Crossbody in Toucan
£120 | Orla Kiely | Shop here
Skinnydip Multicoloured Faux Croc Swirl Shoulder Bag
£28 | New Look | Shop here
Printed cotton-canvas tote
£594 | PACO RABANNE | Shop here
Last but not least… confidence! Wear your bold statement print with plenty of confidence and sass, because you rock!