Above: Emmely wears the Roselyn Off The Shoulder Dress in Pink
PHOTOGRAPHY BY FIONA PETERS
MODEL - EMMELY BEEN
Let’s talk about matching sets and embracing print selection.
MATCHING SETS || CO-ORDS || TWO PIECES
Without a doubt, the co-ord trend is strong on our radar and it’s easy to see why. Offering a playful vibe while maintaining a simple elegance, a matching set is the epitome of a comfort meets sophistication.
Whether it be neutral tone lounge wear in luxurious linen or breathable cotton, two pieces in matching prints or even corresponding fabric textures such as knit sets, this outfit choice is a timeless style that will always look chic, yet effortless.
WHY DO WE LOVE CO-ORDS?
Inherently stylish and equally classic and on-trend, co-ords are the perfect fuss free dressing. Having the option of a matching go-to outfit requires very little guesswork, saves time and removes any concerns of colour or print clashes. Add shoes, a bag and sunnies and you’re ready in no time, outfit done!
Endless Outfit Potential
Essentially, co-ords are separates that are designed to be worn together. However, the beauty of these garments is that they provide endless outfit potential. You can easily mix and match your two pieces with other outfits in your wardrobe to create many more looks. Yep, that lounge wear set just became your reliable classic shirt that pairs perfectly with your favourite jeans too.
Above: Emmely wears Little Lies' Boyfriend Linen Shirt in White
It’s ok to play with prints. Many women shy away from prints but they don't have to be daunting. Prints and patterns can, in fact, be wonderfully flattering if chosen to complement your colour palette and in a garment that suits your shape.
Whether it be a shorter play dress or a floor sweeping, dreamy silhouette, floral print dresses are romantic and whimsical. Forever in fashion, in one form or other, they are often beautifully inspired by nature, history and different cultures and are able to express personality, celebrate seasons and transcend time.
Above: Emmely wears the Eden Maxi Dress in Gardenia
Because there are so many stunning print options to choose from, especially at Jipsi Cartel ;) , prints really can be embraced completely. Explore and discover whether bright & bold or soft & subtle is for you. Fresh leafy greens and earthy botanicals in autumnal tones are also a beautiful option for those wanting to move away from pastel florals or bright patterns.
In addition to selecting pieces that are the right cut and colour tone for your complexion, print distribution is also worth considering. Whether it is a large detail print or a more delicate pattern, a more dense print can sometimes be more flattering on the body rather than a sparse print that has more negative space in between.
Above: Emmely wears the Juniper Midi Dress in Autumn Spice.
It would almost be a crime to discuss prints without the mention of gingham and check. Gingham is certainly having a big moment as a current favourite, however, this iconic motif is also a timeless classic and provides yet another gorgeous print option. So give it a try...check you out!
Above from left to right: Emmely wears the Ava Check Play Dress in Black & White, Baylee Gingham Dress in Beige Gingham, Avalon Shirt in Caramel Gingham, Alana Mini Check Dress in Natural Gingham and Ava Check Play Dress in Green Check.
WHY DO WE LOVE PRINTS?
A Statement Piece
Bold or subtle, let that stunning print do the talking. Printed fabrications are often enough of a statement for the garment to act as a stand alone piece or require little tweaking. Fine tune with jewellery and accessories but a gorgeous printed fabric speaks a thousand words on its own.
Dare to be different or tone it down
The beauty of experimenting with prints is that, depending on your personality, they can be adjusted to suit you. If you are feeling a little brave and don’t mind making a statement, embrace the leopard print dress and exude an air of confidence or try a co-ord print set. If bold is not your thing, tone it down a notch by pairing softer print pants or skirts with your simple basic tee or classic shirts.
Above from left to right: Emmely wears the Scarlett Tassel Pants in Midnight Bloom paired with the Mia Crop Top in White, Remi Pants in Blue paired with the Frankii Shirt in White Crinkle and the Tia Leopard Dress.
At Jipsi Cartel, we pride ourselves on offering a carefully curated collection of effortless sets and separates in luxurious linen and breathable cotton as well as an extensive range of dreamy dresses, pants and skirts in gorgeous prints.
So grab a cuppa, browse our New Arrivals and find your new favourite set, separate or stunning print.