Ikat Prints - Global Style Trends
Global trends are a great summer look and have celebrities captivated. Ethnic prints are dominating the fashion world and ikat has made a big appearance on celebs like Kristin Bell, Katherine Heigl, and Rachel Bilson. Ikat print is the result of an ancient technique of weaving tie-dyed threads into vibrant streaked patterns. This season, make a bold fashion statement with ikat clothing and accessories. Choose your favorite way to wear ikat with our star style guide!
Celebrity Style #1: Kristin Bell’s Ikat Maxi Dress
Our favorite ikat style so far is definitely Kristin Bell’s ikat maxi dress at the world premiere of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Her Jenni Kayne dress was absolutely beach chic, yet completely acceptable for a red carpet event. "I love the energy of the print," Bell's stylist Nicole Chavez told InStyle. "It's strong and bold. If you are petite, I recommend showing some skin," says Chavez. "Tank tops, strapless or mini-dresses are great silhouettes for the trend." Create your own ikat style with a maxi dress like Anne Klein’s New York Silk Maxi Dress. Add flat sandals and a few sparkling gems to your ikat maxi dress and you’ll be red carpet beach chic too!
Celebrity Style #2: Katherine Heigl’s Ikat Jacket
If your style is utterly sophisticated like Katherine Heigl’s, then you’ll need a vibrant ikat coat like the one she was spotted wearing to the L.A. Beverly Center. The half-sleeved ikat print jacket in shades of blue, yellow, red, and white was paired perfectly with dark skinny jeans, blue/silver heeled sandals, and large round black sunglasses. Get your own sophisticated global look with Katherine’s winning coat formula! We like the linen MICHAEL Michael Kors Ikat Jacket (Plus), which has a stylish scoop neck and looks great when paired with dark denim.
Celebrity Style #3: Rachel Bilson’s Ikat Tank Top
If your style has a young soho vibe like Rachel Bilson’s then you’ll need the perfect ikat tank top. Rachel was recently seen walking the warm California streets in a hot Monroe tank in shades of red, orange, violet, and lavender. She paired her tank with a high-waisted black mini skirt, vibrant yellow flat sandals, large black hobo bag, and Wayfarer sunglasses. By pairing her loud print and sandals with basic black elements, she makes the look stylish and very wearable! Get the look with Charlotte Russe’s Ikat Top or Hurley’s Tanka Cami Tank.
Choose your celebrity style muse and follow suit with an ikat printed outfit of your own. Take a look at the great ikat items we found that mimic our favorite stars as well as a few items that we just fell in love with.