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April 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Bold Oversized Prints

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Bold Oversized Prints
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Traditional fashion rules have us believe that solid colors are safe - and that patterns and prints are hard to wear.  But these rules are being put to the test this season with the flourishing of oversized prints.  What we love about these boldly scaled prints are that they alone can make an outfit - but they’re also a foundation item to build upon.  The trick to getting these bold oversized prints right is to have them take center stage - but to amplify their visual power with additional pattern and print.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Slip on the foundation piece of the look - your pencil skirt in an oversized eggplant print.
2. But don’t let the eggplant print crowd out other patterns and colors.  Try pairing the eggplant print skirt with a sweet polka dot top, which accentuates the femininity of the skirt.
3. Choose a sweater in a color that plays off the printed skirt.  A bright yellow pairs well with the skirt, dominated with purples and greens.  We love how the yellow and purple make each other visually pop.
4. Finish off the ladylike look with a pair of round sunglasses, a garden party pair of white sandals, and a bright blue cross-body bag that adds extra dimension to the color palette. 

How do you wear bold oversized prints?
  Share your style in the comments!

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