Chevron: a retro-inspired pattern characterized by repeating inverted V shapes. Reminiscent of 1960’s fashion, chevron prints add dimension, attitude and glamour to the otherwise conservative striped pattern. Worn as both big and bold or small and simple, the key to styling a chevron piece lies in balance. Too much of this retro print can get overpowering, while too little of it can be overshadowed by other, eye-popping pieces.
This chevron dress is the most classic of all chevron patterns – its big, bold black stripes proves to be complementary with the nude color. This mini dress, by Back Together, is bold enough to wear on its own, but including minimal accessories will increase its glam factor. Pair this dress with metallic bracelets or teal drop earrings. Both the metallic as well as the teal color, are complementary to this simple, classic print.
Not yet ready to full embrace the chevron print? Donning a chevron top may be the safer route for those who are more skeptical. Purchase a pair of a more neutral color, such as this black and white top to the right. You can exercise this top’s versatility by either pairing it with a khaki, pleated skirt or dress it down with cuffed skinny jeans, loafers and over a plaid shirt. Mod turned preppy? Approved!
Aside from your clothes, there are many different ways to incorporate this retro print into your outfits. Walk elegantly with a nude, chevron sandal, such as this one from Nordstrom – its neutral color and bronze-colored print is not only a classic combination but is versatile enough to wear in and out of the office! A fun print like this on a clutch is also perfect against a monochromatic outfit – this number from etsy.com is not only a fun, bright purple color, but its grey ribbon sets the tone for more refined look!
A print that has stood the test of time since the 1960’s, chevron appears to have made its comeback since 2012. Let us know how you would rock this retro-inspired print!