An off-shoot of the menswear trend that has been pretty ubiquitous the last few seasons has been the micro-trend of foulard prints. In womenswear, foulard prints are meant to mimic the small, geometric prints found on silk men’s accessories such as ties, pocket squares, and scarves (or, foulards if you’re French). Foulard prints are also sometimes called “scarf print”, “tie print” or “necktie print” because they closely resemble a print often found on men’s ties.
I’ve always enjoyed a good foulard print, so seeing them pop up in womenswear recently has been a real treat. Thom Browne did a beautiful collection full of foulard prints, a coat from which Michelle Obama famously wore. And of course, tomboy-favorite J.Crew has been doing their fair share to clothe ladies in the print.
Since a Thom Browne foulard won’t be joining my wardrobe any time soon, I’ve been picking up some from J.Crew, the most recent of which is this graphic shirt. These pants are currently at the tailor. After a few washes, this blouse will also be making it’s way to the tailor for some work, but in the mean time, cool weather is a great opportunity to wear items tucked and layered in ways that hide their imperfections.
Jacket Zara (similar) Shirt J.Crew Jeans Rag & Bone (c/o Shopbop) Belt Banana Republic (similar) Shoes Christian Louboutin (in nude) Handbag Chanel Watch Michael Kors (also at Zappos) Bracelet Stella & Dot (c/o) Ring Tacori (c/o) Necklaces Honora & Macy’s Pocket Square gift from Mom & Dad
Altered: Jacket has been completely taken in Jeans have been hemmed & the ankle slimmed Shoes have heel & foot pads added
Love that shirt on you – a nice break from the usual plaid and check patterns that abound (especially in my closet, ha). You’re making me reconsider that top!
Thanks Lisa! The masses haven’t caught onto foulard, so it’s a nice little “something different”. =)
I love this outfit! You look fantastic!! I may need this shirt in my life.
Love learning new fashion terms…putting “Foulard” in my mental dictionary now :)