‘Tis the season for layering, colour and funky prints… that’s how the saying goes, right?
Here at ReWilde, we see winter as a chance to bundle up + double up on colours, prints and fabrics that will score you some major style points this holiday season.
Now, we understand that for most people, anything other than those 20 shades of black and white you tend to drift to in the morning can seem daunting at first...
but not to worry, we will show you how to take your winter wardrobe to the next level!
(Oh, and ps…. it might be time to put a few of those 20 black shirts in the donate pile ;)
So, let’s break down some classic prints that never go out of style + are also a great way to ease into wearing more standout pieces as you develop your new look.
1. Animal Print - There’s quite a range in this category, from leopard to zebra.
Animal prints are a classic staple - it never seems to go out of style!!
Hands down, this is a perfect way to have fun with your look.
And it's a fact, that you will be sassier, more bold + lots more daring when you are wearing something with an animal print! So definitely have a few animal print items in your closet!
(Photo: Alibaba.com) (https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-leopard-print-coats)
Here at ReWilde, we definitely LOVE the animal print...it's part of our branding + wild essence!
You'll def find items with animal print in-store --- like this women's top or sweater.
2. Stripes- What’s so fun about stripes is that they add something extra to your look and can also help create flattering illusions if you know how to work them!
For example, vertical stripes will make the body appear elongated, curvy lines give you a flattering S-shape and horizontal stripes can add some curves.
And whether you are a Private Styling Client here at ReWilde or not, we show you how to strategically use "Stripe Science" to put together an outfit you will feel your best in!
Also, you can mix and match stripes of all different colours, widths, and lines of symmetry, so get creative!
In-store, this Chevron Dress is like using stripes on the next level....and notice the animal print?! ;)
3. Floral - Floral prints are perfect for everyone.
Seriously, there’s a floral print for all of us, men, women, and kids.
From statement roses to subtle florets to extravagant paisley, this elegant print adds a certain softness to your look. So it's great when you need a power outfit, but you gotta balance it out a little (like at a pitch or an interview) so you don't come off as "too strong".
Florals are usually paired with pastel colours, flowy sleeves, and relaxed tops.
However, you're absolutely not limited to just these!
Think outside of the box + try a bold neon floral print to stand out from the crowd!
And we have Florals in-store as well!!
On left, is an almost Neon Yellow with Pink Flowers Romper. (Personally, I don't normally do florals much, but I ended up rocking this.)
And on right...yeah, see, this is Floral / Paisley done right for the fellas. This button down Men's Shirt is sold exclusively in store.
4. Abstract Geometrical - These prints include shapes such as squares, trapezoids and triangles, just to name a few.
Why would you want to wear them?!
Because fun shapes can make you look instantly fashionable + cool without all the effort!
For example, you could go for a retro look with primary colours.
Or a more modern print by using one single shape with a monotone colour scheme.
Meaning, the same color, just different tones.
Needless to say, consider abstract geometrical prints your new best friend when it comes to looking put together with minimal effort.
Below is an example of an Abstract dress sold in-store that fits this category.
And the Bonus from wearing a Geometric/Abstract print....?
It's really a Grab+Go.
Just add a basic or minimal accessory and your outfit is all set!!!
5. Tie-Dye - This print is not just a summer trend, contrary to what you may have believed!
So if your mind goes to neon colours splattered on a white t-shirt, then you're in for a treat… because tie-dye has SO much more to offer!
Wearing something tie-dye adds a certain level of playfulness, shows an artsy side..and just makes it seem like you are definitely fun to be around.
So a tie-dye item could be great for a first date, for example.
It's all about the colours; consider earthy tones on long dresses perfect for summer and fall or a romper with traces of maroon red in a sea of deep charcoal tones.
(https://www.popsugar.com/fashion) (Getty Images- Christian Vierig)
And speaking of tie-dyed long dresses + that romper...
there are still a few of these available in-store that fit this category!
Now that you've got a taste of what kind of prints are out there, you might have thought, "I could never pull that off".
Well, we're here to tell you that's NOT true!
Confidence is key when it comes to rocking anything, especially out of your comfort zone. And sometimes, you just have to fake it 'till you make it!
Fashion is experimental + all about self-expression.
So what better medium than clothing to paint the gorgeous canvas that is you?
And don't worry.
There's a million ways to wear something.
And no right way or wrong way.
ReWilde is here to help challenge you to get out of your comfort zone!
Consider what's holding you back from standing out.
Is it that you’re caught up in what other people might be thinking?
Or maybe you’re letting your body image hold you back from wearing what you really want, so instead, you try to blend in.
And when you step out, how do you feel wearing something more “out there,”?
I'm encouraging you to not immediately think about why you can’t wear something.
These sound like:
“Maybe if I were younger….”,
“When I lose x amount of weight…”,
“I couldn’t wear that…”.
"I'm a mom, a grandma, a teacher...".
These phrases are a reflection of your own mindset.
And in order to get over this hurdle, you have to get real with yourself about what it is that’s actually holding you back from being your most authentic and wilde self.
It's also about getting empowered and encouraged to be as sassy as you want.
And also knowing what looks + feels amazing on your uniquely made body.
And if you've been following ReWilde for some time now, you know that’s what we’re here for!
Every person that steps into ReWilde gets personal styling + help in choosing an outfit.
For me, you coming into the store is not about me making a sale...it's about getting you into something that you are going to be absolutely thrilled about.
You can also take your wardrobe to the next level by becoming a ReWilde ICON.
This is a new shop feature where we are your Personal Stylist for THREE MONTHS.
Meaning, we know your style, your preferences, your shape + sizes.
We curate outfits for you from within our store -- for a day at work, for a special event, for a night out -- whatever it is that you need.
And you are taught how to choose items that are incredibly flattering for your body and fit your personality + lifestyle.
It also means that we shop for you and get items in-store that we KNOW you would like!
If this is something you are interested in, just message the store about becoming an ICON.
And in the meantime, here are a few tips to help you get started on your own…
Incorporate a single pattern as a statement piece in a neutral outfit.
Experiment with different shapes and colours, there are lots to choose from, but as you keep playing around, you’ll start to get a feel for what you like and what’s not for you. (ps. come into the store and we can immediately tell you what are "your colors")
Get inspiration, look at magazines or runway shows to expose yourself to new styles and trends you may not otherwise see in your hometown.
Have faith and be patient; if you don’t look back on some of your old outfits with a cringe, then you’re doing something wrong! Not every look is going to be a hit, but that totally okay; you’re learning! And have fun with it - be able to laugh at some of those more "memorable" outfits!!
Mix and match colours, patterns, and materials you wouldn't normally. You might just surprise yourself ;). And don't worry, about what other people think!
Stop by ReWilde! We might be a little biased, but we’re pretty sure that you’re going to love what you see… Sizes range from xs to 3xl, so we have something for everyone! :)
And hey, btw...
Please reach out if you ever have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us.
Don’t forget to check back next week for another brand-new post.
The ReWilde Team