Fall Fashion: Graphic Content

The inspiration: Prada Fall '12 (left). Get the look: Kate Spade New York 'Jordan' Print Skirt (right).

Are you guilty of owning a monochromatic wardrobe? Change your homogenous ways and go graphic.

Spunky and striking, graphic prints are a whimsical way to toy with your eccentric side. Loaded with quirky images, vibrant prints, and fresh patterns, we chose runway-inspired pieces that will add compelling fascination to your ensembles. Forget the grays, blacks, and navies– liven up your look with great graphics.

Animal House

The inspiration: Marni RTW ’12 (left). Get the look: Topshop ‘Safari’ Graphic Sweater (right).

Don’t just stop with animal prints– sport a pullover with a furry friend’s face. This season, perk up a casual ensemble with a quirky creature on top.  Topshop’s ‘Safari’ sweater takes leopard print to a new level, and similar incorporations of bird, canine, and especially equestrian prints are showing up on many of fall’s lighthearted pieces.

Topshop ‘Safari’ Graphic Sweater | $84 | Nordstrom

Strange Geometry

The inspiration: Prada Fall ’12 (left). Get the look: Kate Spade New York Print Skirt (right).

When retro patterns triumphed the fall runway, we saw groovy graphics in all shapes in sizes from designers like Miu Miu, Marni and Jason Wu. But Prada’s pieces, with stunning shades of autumnal hues and touches of tribal influences, take the cake. Channel the collection’s gorgeous geometry with this Kate Spade skirt. Vibrant red and interesting angles make this print pop from the skirt’s classic silhouette.

Kate Spade New York ‘Jordan’ Print Skirt | $368 | Nordstrom

Ready for Print

The inspiration: Jason Wu Fall ’12 (left). Get the look: J Brand Brocade Maria (center) and Madewell Ankle Jeans in Snakeprint (right).

If the last place you saw brocade was on your grandma’s pillowcase, get ready to reexamine your feelings for the classic print. This fall, brocade is big. Try a subdued version of the print on a pair of jeans, like these J Brand skinnies, and pair them with a solid, sheer blouse. Or, choose Madewell’s modernized ankle grazers, a hybrid of brocade and tribal patterns.

Body Language

The inspiration: Philip Lim 3.1 (left). Get the look: Current Affair Intarsia Sweater (right).

Use statement sweaters to show off your eccentric side without overbearing your ensemble. This classic, ribbed pullover functions as a cozy basic, but adds a splash of playful peculiarity with its homage to the keyboard. Like Philip Lim’s comic book-inspired piece, this top subtly entertains pop culture, making it both an inevitable conversation topic and a fun, fall staple.

Current Affair Intarsia Sweater | $79 | Nordstrom