No, don’t really! Just have a look at the paint brush print trend that’s hitting the stores this spring. It’s one of the trends that Celine and Chanel showed at the SS14 runway shows, and the high street fell in love.
The paint brush print effect is a bold print to carry off though, and perhaps seems a little bit difficult to accessorise. The key is to make the paint brush print piece the focus of your outfit, and keep accessories to a minimum.
This gorgeous black paint brush print on white dress from French Connection (£80) just needs a pair of black shoes, a simple clutch and maybe a pair of earrings. The dress will be doing the talking in this outfit!
A paint brush print skirt is an excellent way to buy into this trend. Brighten up a paint brush print skirt by colour blocking around it, as we’ve done with this H&M skirt (£34.99). Wear a mix of bright bold colours to clash and contrast with your print.
You can also make your paint brush print skirt the focus for a much less bold outfit. We’ve taken this lovey blue subtle print skirt from J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams (£45) and teamed it with mostly white and just the hint of palest blue for a pared down look.
Todd Lynn’s paint brush print top for Edition @ Debenhams (£45) has a sort of digital style to it. If you team it with a full denim midi skirt, some silver chunky sandals, and a bag in another print, like this camouflage one, you’ll be right on trend!
Silver sandals, £45, Faith @ Debenhams, full denim midi skirt, £34.99, H&M, camouflage bag, £24, Red Herring @ Debenhams
This gorgeous off the shoulder bodycon dress from H&M (£34.99) has a brilliant mutli-coloured paint brush print on black. Keep it simple, by highlighting one of the colours in a print like this. We picked out the orange and matched shoes and bag, and added some simple accessories again.