The soft flow and romantic blending of color that is native to the watercolor style of art has permeated into the fashion world via lush, feminine and delicate print work that took over the spring 2013 runways of top designers like Michel Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, Giorgio Armani and Jason Wu. Watercolor prints offer a subtle wash of color the completely embodies the carefree and effortless nature of spring and summertime. Watercolors prints are a fantastic alternative to the typical floral patterns that we see during springtime. Watercolor prints can be delicate, making use of lighter pastel hues like lilac, sea foam and baby blue. However watercolor prints can also have a bright and bold side, when colors like fuchsia, neon yellow or tangerine orange are tossed into the mix.  Overall we think the watercolor trend is highly wearable and that it deserves a place in your wardrobe ASAP.

If you’re looking for a casual way to rock the watercolor trend this spring consider pairing a bright watercolor print shirt with a pair of cropped white trousers. This look is fresh and the white acts as the perfect balance to the eye-catching watercolor blouse.  For a more elegant take on this try, try opting for an ombre style watercolor print dress, the dress starts off light at the top and the print we progressively become more vibrant towards the bottom of the dress. This particular look is stunning and makes for a unique and very chic, hand-dripped watercolor effect.

Try The Trend Tips

The watercolor print trend is beautiful, ethereal and so very flirty and feminine. To help you make sure you make the most of this vibrant trend here are a few key tips.

Though this look is known for it’s romantic and flowy vibe, you can add edgy elements to your outfit that will contrast with the watercolor prints in the best way possible. For example a watercolor mini dress, looks great all on its own, but when paired with a leather jacket this outfit takes on a whole new sense of style.

When wearing watercolor prints keep your footwear understated, either opt for a nude shoe or go for a shoe that is the same color as the primary color in your watercolor print garment.