The Battle of the Prints and the Pastels
What's in a colour and a print?
Colours and prints can evoke a myriad of feelings and emotions. Some colours are calming, while others are energising, uplifting your mood. On the flip side, you may feel that some colours dampen your spirit or don’t bring out the best in you.
Prints can have similar effects, too. Bold patterns can bring excitement and energy, while small delicate prints can be quietly soothing and promote creativity.
Did you know that if you want to project a particular image, using a specific colour or pattern can help you do just that? So don't be shy! Explore all sides to your personality and play with pastels and prints.
The light, breezy feel of pastels soothe us. They spark joy, and the softer, feminine palette helps to add gentle colour to your everyday wear.
This serene effect pastel colours have on us elevates mental health and well-being, which is undoubtedly even more critical in present times.
For example, the soft hues of pinks, yellows and blues evoke happy childhood memories. Cotton candy, bubblegum, and ice cream, anyone? These bring in the nostalgia of joyful, carefree times in our lives. So much so that we've been clinging to these feelings in the last two years. It is no wonder that pastels were leading the way at the New York Fashion Week.
As pastels add a softer muted pop of colour to your outfit, you can easily pair them with neutral-toned items. For an effortlessly flattering outfit option, pair the Coraline Crop in Taro with the Studio 2" Shorts in Pink Sand.
If you're one who dares to be brave, prints are definitely a staple in your wardrobe. Bold and daring prints add an exciting edge and visual interest to an outfit.
Kydra's foray into the world of prints has only just begun! Our first-ever range of printed leggings and sports bra sets are made from the most buttery fabric ever - Komi.
We drew inspiration for our print palette from natural minerals. Each pretty print has a pretty name to boot. Think Amethyst, Moonstone and Pebble! Knock it out of the park strong with a full-matching Komi set in Moonstone.
We see these pieces adding beautiful detail to any outfit, making it just that little bit edgier.
Can't decide which to try first or which you like more? Interestingly, your personality can determine the colours and prints you gravitate towards. If you're curious to know if you're a pastel or a print gal, give our quick and fun quiz a try.
You are adventurous, up for new experiences, fun and easy-going! You thrive on excitement and adventure and are ever ready to leave the nest and explore the world. You revel in the patterns and colours nature offers you.
Prints are right up your alley. They will add just the right amount of pizazz to your daily outfits, complementing your personality. For you, we're thinking a matching Amethyst set with the Komi Leggings and Camille Komi Midline Bra.
You're the planner, the organised, reliable and focused. While you enjoy the good things in life and have fun, you prefer structure and order.
Pastels will blend seamlessly into your lifestyle, providing you with the right pop of colour while maintaining order in the chaos!
That being said, a little mix and match may also be on your cards, pairing a printed top with pastel leggings to give your outfit a little extra oomph.
You are laser-focused and motivated to achieve your goals, and you can block out distractions. You are unphased by pressure and competition. Sometimes you have to remind yourself to live in the moment, but you make sure you get to the end!
Pastels are the right choice for you, providing little distraction but still making sure you look stylishly fabulous while crushing your goals! Try a Savannah tank in Glacier and Studio 2" Shorts in Nightshade for effortless “boss-babe-chic”.
We say - why choose one team?! Experiment with what makes you happy! Variety is the spice of life, right, ladies? As for us, we promise to help you look fashionably fantastic and feel fabulous while you work your way into 2022.