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Would You Wear… Paintbrush Prints?


Carolina Herrera via ELLE, Tibi, CĂ©line via ELLE

Remember those old paint-splattered shirts you wore to art class in middle school? Maybe you should have kept yours around because of spring’s latest trend: paintbrush and paint splatter prints.

Wherever you look, brush strokes on skirts, dresses, evening gowns, and accessories are in ample supply. If you aren’t digging the bold brush strokes, why not try a cool splatter-painted moto jacket, like the Tibi one above?

The best part of this trend are the DIY possibilities. It will only be a short amount of time before bloggers show us how to create our own one-of-a-kind brush stroke or paint-splattered piece. For college gals, this trend is one we can afford without spending that much extra moolah, as evidenced by the items below.

Our favorite painted picks from around the web…

Product Information: Zara, Modcloth, Forever 21, Nine West

Will you be DIY-ing this trend, buying it, or holding off?

Do you like the look of bold painted prints? Would you DIY this trend or buy it? How would you wear it? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on March 18, 2014 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Would You Wear… Paintbrush Prints?”

  1. 1
    March 18th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I found a dress like this at the thrift store. I am so glad that I picked it up now. I would definitely wear something like this.

  2. 2
    March 18th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    This is something I would normally dislike, but I saw someone where a full-length dress print (not unlike the one in the photograph), and I was surprised by how much I liked it. I think it all depends on what colors are in the print, your makeup, and how your hair looks. I think if you have short hair or medium-length hair with curls, a brightly-color paint print can be a very vibrant look.

  3. 3
    March 18th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Definitely! I think it’s a great way to incorporate color into an outfit.

  4. 4
    March 18th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Maybe on accessories

  5. 5
    March 18th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    very reminiscent of the chanel spring collection. i’m so in for anything chanel inspired!

  6. 6
    March 18th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Love it for accessories!

  7. 7
    March 19th, 2014 at 12:26 am

    This is the late 80s/early 90s-est thing EVER.

  8. 8
    March 19th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I really like the hat!

  9. 9
    March 24th, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I have had a blue floral dress similar to the one in the last picture for about 4 years, and it is my absolute favorite dress. Although I’ve never considered the watercolor-looking florals to be “out,” I’m glad to hear they’re considered “in” now.

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