Fashionistas get those credit cards and benjamins ready and head to your favorite store. The fashion craze of spring/summer 2016 is a kaleidoscope of bright colors and geometric prints. With winter bringing about fashion blahs, designers and consumers want something to revamp their wardrobe and what better way then bright colors and bold prints, so ladies put those animal prints away! The 60’s have returned. While looking through one at a toy store, I realized how the bright colors and ever changing patterns made me smile and reminded me of how unique everyone of them is. This inspired the kaleidoscope look of geometric shapes with bright colors to make the consumers feel happy and carefree. This mood is playful, edgy, unique and ever changing just like a kaleidoscope. The bright colors are flattering to all body types and the geometric prints prove to be slimming by redirecting the eye away from trouble areas and moving the eye towards the bigger picture, which is the geometric shapes, which is the reason why you are buying the outfit. Designers such as Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Versace and smaller designers in department stores are already jumping aboard this fashion craze. If you want to make a statement when you walk into a room, this trend is for you. The style is a simple look with the prints making the statement. To achieve this look a two-piece matching set or a simple A-line dress with bold colors and prints, with little to no accessories required. A well-known singer that supports this look is Katy Perry; whose colorful costumes and constant wardrobe changes dominates her shows. Katy loves color and is not afraid to flaunt it, whether it is in her clothes or her hair colors. Other stars like Rihanna, Kelly Osborne, Lady Gaga and Nicole Richie are also famous for sporting geometric color in their wardrobe. Someone who wears this style is confident, and likes to be the center of attention. Women of all ages can support this look, from teenagers to the moms in their 50’s still trying to look hot. We have seen some of these looks already but they will fully be broadcast on the runways that are showing 2016’s new looks. To fully show off this new look models will have slicked back ponytails and nude makeup on. This will allow the geometric shapes and colors to be the main focus and they will pop! Designers can target their consumers in different ways. For the young consumers, the prints should be on crop tops, shorts and peddle pushers. For the average consumer the prints should be placed on simple ensembles and a lined dresses. For the plus size ladies, prints should be strategically placed to redirect the eye from trouble areas such as the waist and thighs. Prints and colors can be a woman’s best friend! Spring 2016 will prove to be a great time in fashion. With a wide variety of colors and prints, there is something for everyone. Don’t be afraid to try something different. Be brave, go bold and flaunt it!
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