Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Get those paintbrushes and paints at the ready ladies – Art Mania is coming to a fashion store near you!!
The art theme is one of my favourite trends for this summer. As a fellow artist myself, I’m tempted to get creative and throw big splodges of paint at my clothes for a high fashion Jackson Pollock look.
Just in time for Henri Matisse – The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate – think Céline SS14 and discover your favourite artists and channel them through your clothes.
This trend boasts interesting patterns and colour! Its time to get art-ified!
Here’s a pick of some of the best bits I’ve found exhibiting on the high street at the moment.
Now pick up those sketchbooks and get art inspired 🙂
The Icon Print Dress
Peter Jensen – Julie Dress in Diana Ross Print – £200
Iconic painted prints of woman’s faces were seen all over the SS14 catwalks. Think Prada and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Wear your Diana Ross print with some gorgeous platform sandals and groove into your 70’s diva style. Oh yeah! Work it lady!
The Painted Dress
Zara – Printed Dress – £45.99
Paint prints!!! Get into the artistic flow with this fabulous painted brush stroke dress. Style this painted beauty with some fabulous black ankle boots to get you through the strange spring weather and then some fabulous block heels or on trend mules when the summer heat finally gets hits us in a sizzling surprise.
The Wear Anywhere Dress
French Connection – Shadow Dance V- Neck Dress – £110
Ok, so I know I’ve gone a bit crazy with the dresses in this post…but there are so many printed art themed dazzlers out there!! This dress will take you from work to drinks in a flash. Its purrrfect! Go the whole hog in the true Art Attack theme and rock up to a gallery opening in this baby. Très sophisticated dahling!
The Arty Floral Top
Zara – Crop Floral Top With Frills – £25.99
Wear this beautiful water coloured inspired top with a plain, high waisted pencil skirt and a big statement watch for a glamorous art curator style – that will keep you looking oh soooo chic all summer long.
The Striped Blouse
ASOS – Blouse In Layered Stripe Placement Print – £36
Go for a funky Pop Art vibe in this stripey little number. Easy to wear – be it with jeans or a skirt for a cool art house look.
The Abstract Boxy Jacket
River Island – Black Abstract Print Colour Block Boxy Jacket – £50
Say goodbye to those drab days in this jazzy, colour attack, abstract favourite. Wear this and you’re winning! It’s an art attack coming atchaaaaa!!
The Funky Trousers
French Connection – Shadow Dance Skinny Trousers – £70
These trousers are the perfect way to strut your stuff into the art trend, without being too brash. This stunning print will look fantabulous with a figure synching, white peplum top. Get used to being known as the stunner of the Cotswolds in these lovelies.
The Candy Stripe Skirt
Ted Baker – TIJANA – Candy Bar Stripe Skirt – £119
Say helloooo hot stuff, in this bold, statement Ted Baker skirt. Team with a pair of gorgeous geometric earrings by the fabulous Stephanie Bates (see below) and you are the fairest of them all!!
The Geometric Earrings
Stephanie Bates – Rose Gold Plated Silver Tri-Angle Earrings – From: £78
Work the geometric style with these beauties. They add an edgy vibe to any outfit and you’ll be a sight for jealous eyes – trust me! NEED!
The Paint Splattered Clutch
LK Bennett – Leonie Printed Leather Clutch – £195
Your trusted Art Attack Companion. This clutch speaks paint volumes! Pure colourful, splattered wonderfulness!! This accessory is the one.
The Pop Art Purse
Topshop – Lip Eye Coin Purse – £10
HELLOOO POP ART!!! Cheer yourself up with this super cool eye purse from Topshop. Purse lust alert!! I’m hot footing it to the shops for one now!
The Paint Splash Shoes
ASOS – Humour Heeled Sandals – £40
Last but not least, work the Jill Sander catwalk look in these paint splashed, foot fancies. An easy way to rock the artsy trend and show off your fabulous, rainbow nails.
There you have it ladies, don the paintbrushes get out the plastic… its time to get art-tastic!!
Really go for it – even if you just get the clutch or the purse. This is one of the most fun trends out there for the summer so enjoy 🙂
As always, I hope you found this post inspiring.
Thank you for reading, you fabulous fashionistas.
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