Your Guide to the Crazy World of Prints
SO YOU’VE BEEN ACCUSTOMED to the safer world of solids, whites, navys, grays, and blacks—the sure things that you can wear without fear. But there is also that place where bold colors come together in designs that do not say, “Let’s finish this report tod
To the boat
French seamen wore the multi- striped Breton shirt so that it would be easier to spot them in the water. The uniform later evolved into leisure wear when it caught the eye of one Coco Chanel, who anointed the garb as the style for beach destinations. Modern iterations may not carry the original 21 stripes, but they still recall languid afternoons chilling on a yacht.
To the beach
If you’ve stuck to your workout and meal plan through Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s— and whatever else happened in between—you’ve earned the right to show off your hard work in clothes that are cut closer to the body. If you’ve yet to begin your healthy lifestyle, an all- over print in a dark shade will also serve as camouflage.
To the tiki bar
Many influences, including the untucked barong of the Philippines, have lead to creation of the Hawaiian shirt. Whatever its origins, one thing of note is how it became the off- duty dress of military seaman. The graphic shirt looked so unlike their uniform that it signaled vacation time right away. Tip: A little print goes a long way.
T- shirt ( P299.75) and swim shorts ( P249.75) by Coco Republic, The SM Store
T- shirt ( P299.75) and shorts ( P599.75) by Coco Republic, The SM Store
Short- sleeved shirt ( P599.75), T- shirt ( P299.75), and shorts ( P599.75) by Coco Republic, The SM Store