By: Patricja Okuniewska
Photos by: Meghan Rooney
After seeing it stitched on just about every item of clothing possible, I can confidently say that embroidery has become one of the biggest trends of 2017. Starting on the catwalks of Fashion Week, it quickly infiltrated more mainstream stores and, consequently, the public’s street style. Various brands such as H&M and Zara have made it affordable and accessible, offering fall and spring clothes with embroidery of all kinds. In addition to store-bought clothes, this trend is super DIY friendly; people have taken to adorning their clothes with patches and stitching of all sorts using the good-old-fashioned needle and thread approach.
Embroidery is a great way to add some flair to otherwise simple pieces. It adds a personal, intimate touch to plain items that you can otherwise find on any shelf. Keep reading to see how I’ve incorporated this trend into my closet this spring, and how you can do the same.
The beauty of this look is that it can add major style to either a casual or professional outfit. The shirt, although made of a loose and flowy material, remains sophisticated through its delicate stitching and otherwise simple design. Moreover, the colorful nature of the embroidery makes it ideal for any spring or summer outfit. Here, I paired it with some light wash jeans and a pair of pink flats to complement the colors of the stitching.
Since I found these shoes on sale over winter break, I have never looked back. A perfect mixture of classiness and flair, they are ideal for any evening occasion. Plus the bootie-style makes them a great way to add florals to your fall or winter wardrobe. If you gravitate towards darker colors like me, these shoes are an easy way to don the latest trend without leaving your colorless comfort zone.
This last look uses embroidery in the most subtle way. The floral stitching at the top adds a some color and eye-catching detail to an otherwise simple LBD. Plus the dress’s light, flowy material make it perfect for DC’s notoriously hot summers.
With this inspo in mind, use embroidery to add some flair to your wardrobe this spring.