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2014 Spring Pattern Names: Part II

Here are more pattern options for your 2014 Spring looks! Check out our earlier post on 2014 Spring Pattern Names for a more inspiration!

Plaid or Tartan

This is one of the most recognizable patterns out there! It’s simply vertical and horizontal bands that cross each other, usually in two or more colors. From holiday scarves to punk rock inspired pants, it’s actually quite versatile. Denim tends to be its go-to match, but it can easily be spruced up under a blazer. Actually, it looks pretty amazing as a jacket or blazer as well!

marco plaid

Marco wearing Landon Shirt by Third & Army®

Josell plaid

Josell in Starships Shirt by 7 Diamonds®

angel plaid

Angel in Buffalo David Bitton® Sivolt Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angel wearing the Dinero shirt by Third & Army®

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Spring 2014 Tracy Reese Collection: www.nymag.com

 

Damask

Damask actually refers to how a piece of fabric is woven. However, it is commonly associated with this kind of pattern; a very stylized design with a mix of curls, flowers, and fluers-de-lis. You’ll see it as very large print or smaller spotted prints. It never really leaves fashion and design. While it’s a favorite among women, it can be refined to a masculine look as well.

 

harlequin tights

Spring 2014 Motonari Ono: www.flip-zone.net

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Spring 2014 John Galliano: www.wwd.com

 

Harlequin

Originally, the harlequin print signified jokers, jesters, and clowns on the theater stage. Today, it has become a fashionable print! With it’s theater background it’s widely available in a variety of colors. Don’t mix it up with argyle! Harlequin is made with diamond shapes, but they do not cross each other.

 

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Gwen Stefani Image Source: www.elle.com

 

 

Houndstooth, Dogstooth, or Puppytooth (small version)

Originating in woolen textiles in Scotland, this pattern has become a favorite in all aspects of design! The pattern can be found on pencil skirts for the office, fashion high heel pumps, to a classy arm chair. It’s feminine, but not at all dainty and always manages to make a large comeback in the fashion world. It looks like a broken checkers pattern and, while available in a variety colors, it’s most recognized look is in black and white.

 

For more pattern inspiration, check our earlier post on 2014 Spring Pattern Names!

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2014 Spring Pattern Names

Ever see a pattern that you absolutely love, have seen hundreds of times, but still don’t know how to describe it? It’s particularly bothersome when you’re trying to look for it and Spring 2014 is all about showing off those patterns! Here are some pattern names to help you find your favorite trends and outfits.  Whether you’re looking for a new scarf or a new suit; it’ll definitely help make shopping much easier.

Chevron Stripes

chevron patterns

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Elizabeth chevron

Elizabeth in an Angie® Chevron Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “V” shape is a chevron that’s commonly affiliated with architecture, military insignia, and a certain gas station. However, it has now turned into a wonderful fabric pattern. Our favorite way to see them is on women’s dresses! The zig-zag pattern is played up in many colors, but the favorite tends to be in classic black and white.

argyle

Image of Chace Crawford: newscom.com

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Image of Taylor Swift: newscom.com

Argyle

This pattern has always had a type of “academic” reputation. It’s easily identified for it’s overlapping diamond shapes. Argyle is practically synonymous with sweaters and fancy socks, but they’ve easily been incorporated into chic dresses, tights, and other accessories! For both guys and gals, it’s an easy go-to pattern to dress up casual looks or to add a hint of color. With all the geometric trends going around, you can bet the Argyle will be in the mix.

 

 

Paisley

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Paisley

With it’s Persian heritage, the pattern is usually intricately detailed. It’s very floral-like and can be seen anywhere from rugs to silk runway dresses. Whether it has two colors or twenty, the pattern is visually stunning. Its signature shape sort of looks like a leaf or a bent tear drop.

 

 

 

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