Hi everyone! Sammi from The Soubrette Brunette here. Since I am still recovering from having my wisdom teeth taken out (major ouch!) and was unable to take photos with a swapped item, Katie suggested that I do a little round-up of one of my favorite style elements: the novelty print! I always say that I can't say no to a charming, kitschy print (and my wardrobe contains far too much proof of this!). Here are some of my favorite novelty printed pieces that I've styled over the last year:
Most of my favorite novelty prints involve food in some way -- especially if the food in question is something sweet! I definitely have a bit of a sweet tooth, and I love expressing this in what I wear!
|Milkshake print dress // Pie print dress|
|Dessert print dress // Breakfast print dress|
|Orange print dress // Apple print dress|
|Ice cream sandwich print dress // Licorice print dress|
I'm also a big fan of both drinking tea and tea parties... thus, I have an abundance of tea-related prints in my closet! It's very hard to me to resist buying these types of prints!
|1 // 2 // 3|
Since I'm a fan of anything that's cute and fuzzy, animal prints are a must (and not like leopard print!). Like many bloggers, I have a penchant for cat prints, but I also like even kookier ones (like the seagull and fish prints seen here).
|Cat print dress // Seagull print dress // Fish print two-piece|
(There was something really exciting happening over to my left, evidently.)
This critter dress by Knitted Dove has definitely been a favorite amongst the Flock Together girls! I mean, who could resist a dress with all sorts of woodland creatures on it? You can look at my post here, and check out how Hannah, Ashley and Marisa styled it as well! I really love how well this dress is able to transition throughout the seasons -- especially since novelty prints are usually considered to be such statement pieces, and sort of lacking in versatility! Not so!
And finally, another favorite of mine: nostalgic prints. This is sort of a category I've come up with on my own, which includes retro-inspired prints, as well as ones that conjure up fond memories from childhood. These are definitely the most twee of the bunch, I guess, but they also make me the happiest when I wear them! And that's really what matters in the end. :)
|Little Red Riding Hood print dress // Circus print dress // Neverland map print dress|
|Beauty salon print top // Drive-in print dress|
|Muppet print dress // Lambchop print dress|
Thanks for checking out my (lengthy) round-up! Tell me: are you a fan of the novelty print, or is it just too much for you? Would you ever try a novelty print, if you haven't before? Do you own a really cool vintage novelty print piece? I'd love to hear about it!