How to Wear: Ikat Prints

From the Proenza Schouler runway to the shelves of Aldo with its Julian Louie collection, ikat print is everywhere this season. This type of graphic print isn't always the easiest to pull off, but luckily, ikat prints have made their way onto a slew of accessories, allowing women who favor less daring looks to easily add some eye-popping fun to their wardrobe.

This playful fashion trend works best when paired with monochromatic and neutral hues, and when accessories skew towards ladylike (classic pumps, gray pearls, etc.) An ikat mini dress worn with a black blazer, an ikat top worn with fitted white trousers, or a loose-fitting neutral tank tucked into an ikat skirt are perfect examples of how to wear this bold print. Ikat print scarves, jewelry, shoes, and handbags are also wonderful ways to add an exotic touch to an everyday work outfit without going too bohemian. 

To feel like you just jetted in from an exotic getaway in Indonesia, check-out the pieces below.

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1. Proenza Schouler Ikat Waist Belt, $595;    2. By Bryna Nicole Quintara, $305;    3. All Saints Ikat Limski Dress, $299;    4. Dries Van Noten Skirt, $390 (original: $780);    5. Cynthia Vincent Tailor Fold-Over Satchel, $195;    6. Proenza Schouler Printed Pants, $795;    7. Aldo x Julian Louie Deanna, $125;    8. Three Dots Ikat Sunset Maxi Dress, $164


Here are some more must-have ikat pieces: