Fashion is cyclical, right? Vintage tees and high-waisted shorts have been rising in popularity recently. Tie-neck blouses are trickling back into style, even shoulder pads have been making appearances on the runway and in high-fashion. So what’s the next big thing making its way from our parents’ and grandparents’ closets to the racks of Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters? Word on the street is chevron print. This retro pattern made of inverted v’s is a great way to add flair to any outfit and is guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowd.
We all know that vertical stripes tend to be very flattering on the figure, while horizontal stripes are a no-no. So where does chevron print fit in? In general, chevron tends to be a very figure-flattering print, creating an almost “slimming effect.” This is especially true if it’s worn as a skirt.
Chevron print draws the eye’s attention very quickly, so it will often be the focal point of your outfit. Try pairing a black and white chevron print with some bold colors for an adventurous summer look that’s bound to make a statement.
If you’re looking for a summer ensemble that puts more emphasis on the print, try pairing a colored chevron print dress with neutral accessories(brown strappy sandals, gold jewelry, etc.)