Prints are a minefield, aren't they?
They are difficult to wear and difficult to accessorise.
We all know that.
I saw these two plaid skirts today and wanted to use them as examples for you, in price and style.
One skirt is red and black, the other is navy and gold.
As if prints were not difficult enough to get right, some designers thought it would be fun (well, at least I hope they were not serious) to attach two pieces of fabric together, in a patchwork-type-not-sure-what-to-call-it, skirt.
Are you having a good hearty laugh at the red and black skirt right now?
Is fashion having a laugh at our expense?
It certainly appears that way.
How much would YOU be prepared to pay for this 'creation'?
Pardon? What did you say?
You would want to be paid to wear it?
I know, I know, so would I.
But, please stay with me.
So, how much would you say is the price tag for this?
Let's say a fiver?
Would you believe me if I told you that the full price tag of the skirt on the left, by designer Maison Margiela, is 655 Euros!
Please pick yourself up off the floor...
However, the skirt on the right, by Gucci, is 765 Euros.
I know, I know, these are expensive items. What I wanted to show you here is that high price tags are no guarantee of either flattering style nor design.
For roughly the same price, only one of these will make you look stylish.
PS: I am currently creating an ecourse on prints (How to Wear Prints The French Chic Way).
This course will be available first to my French Chic Academy students, as they get full access to absolutely every French Chic ecourse.
How to Wear Prints The French Chic Way will be available for you from this website very soon.
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