Decoding Printed Denim

September 1, 2012 |

Just because you love to wear denim jeans doesn’t mean your look needs to be the same every day. Last spring, fashion runways around the world displayed the widest variety of printed denim we have ever seen and now printed jeans are promised to be the hottest trend this fall.

“I love the floral pant craze right now” says Christina Henneke, owner of Swindlers, located on 906 E. University Blvd. You can find them in eye catching patterns like leopard print, stripes, polka dots or floral; and in more subtle prints like small plaid or even painted scenes. There is a pair for every taste and every budget!

So how do you style this hot new trend and not look like a hot mess? Start by mixing your printed denim with a solid top in the same color palette. This will guarantee a fresh and effortless look. If you are looking for a head-to-toe textured look, follow the same rule and keep both your top and bottom prints in color harmony.

Pair a lighter wash denim shirt with your printed jeans and don’t worry about committing a fashion faux-pas. When you do it right, it becomes a fashion do. Your neutral tops will be your best friends when wearing printed denim. A plain white tee, tank top or silk blouse will go a long way in making the best out of this fun trend. For the perfect finale, add a pop of color with your shoes and bag and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!

Yekatherina Bruner is a local fashion stylist and personal shopper. Visit her website at


Photos by Allan Sturm.
Styled by Yekatherina Bruner.
Model: Morgan Chmielowiec.
Hair and makeup: Starla Cocio.
Location: LoveSmack Studios.

Mossimo Supply Co. Blue floral denim at Target. Chantilly Laced Skinny in blush denim at Peach and White leopard print denim at Beulah Style orange and fuchsia floral denim at Swindlers. Beulah Style orange and black denim at Swindlers.

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