Every year in fashion, new styles and trends emerge that are just that, trends. Some are fantastic and others aren’t so great. One trend we’re seeing this year is the Ikat print, and while I’m not in love with each and every thing I see in the Ikat print, I must say that I’m loving how some of the looks come together. I think for summer it’s something you can pull off easily and add a bit of fun and variety into your looks.
You can keep it simple, like the main image, and infuse the print in your handbag, or Â another option would be to find a canvas wedge with the print and color, especially if it’s particularly bright in color.
I’m in love with this vibrant orange but if I had the vibrant orange and the ikat print in a dress, it might be a bit much. So it’s perfect that the print is on the handbag.
If you’re experimenting with prints, theÂ tunic below is perfect because of it’s neutral color, so the print isn’t overwhelming. Personally, I’m a neutrals kind of gal and prints generally scare me, but give me a print in a neutral and I’m more inclined to give it a second glance.
I love how Sherry (the lovely fashionista from Polyvore who put these sets together) adds a fun high wedge to this tunic and then a delicate bone chain to compliment the look. If you wanted to infuse a pop of color like a solid red-orange chunky bracelet or earrings to this look, it would really pop.
The tunic length looks to be perfect for showing off your legs and the wedges are just the ticket to give them that toned look – especially if you’re like me and that elliptical sitting in your house is collecting dust – wedges are fantastic illusionists. Just sayin’.
I’m digging the Ikat print for a trendy look this season. I could see pulling it off in a tank as well as a simple sundress or coverup. I might also look for a fun sandal, wedge or clutch that has the print as another way to infuse it into a summer look.
I think the important thing to remember is to not be afraid of fashion. Have fun with it and if you’re trying something new, head to stores like Target, TJ Maxx and Ross for great deals on trendy pieces so you can try out these ensembles without a large investment required. That way, if it fizzles out either in your own personal interest or in general, you haven’t taken a big hit financially.
What do you think about the Ikat trend? Are you a fan or will you leave this trend for someone else to try?