Your Must-Have Print Wardrobe Heros

Welcome to the vibrant world of OnceWas, where fashion is not just about clothing; it's about self-expression, confidence, and embracing the beauty of prints. In this blog post, we dive into the diverse realm of prints – from coloured and floral prints to classic and vacation prints that are designed to be worn all year round.

OnceWas is renowned for its exclusive prints, each design crafted with meticulous attention to detail. According to OnceWas Director & Head Designer, Belinda Glynn, "Colour prints are the heart and soul of OnceWas. Each print is a unique story that inspires and breathes life into our collections. I love that our designs are adored and worn on repeat by customers, even those who don’t enjoy colour or prints. I get immense joy from meeting and styling customers at our Styling Studio, not only to help them find the right shapes and fit but also to show them styling options that excite their wardrobe. Especially when they tell me “I NEVER wear print, that won’t suit me”, they always end up buying the printed garments.”

Prints often get a bad rap for being challenging to style or, even worse, reserved for one-time wear. We're here to challenge those misconceptions and celebrate prints as the unsung heroes of your wardrobe. Rather than being confined to the back of your closet, prints have the potential to become the statement pieces that define your unique style or instantaneously elevate your mood and look.
Coloured prints inject life and energy into your outfits. From embroidered geometric patterns such as our Azure Embroidery to paisley prints like our Nautique Paisley & Capri Paisley, coloured prints allow you to experiment with your style and add a playful touch to your look. Embrace the versatility of coloured prints – they're not just for special occasions; they can elevate your everyday style and turn heads wherever you go. These classic prints can be styled with your work wardrobe or simply a white t-shirt for a weekend outfit, or even worn together for an exciting  and elevated look.
Floral prints have stood the test of time, proving that classics never go out of style. Whether it's delicate blossoms or bold botanicals such as our Limonata Print, floral prints add a touch of romance to your wardrobe. Worn together or as separates, don't limit yourself to wearing them only during spring; pair floral prints with contrasting textures and colours to create stunning looks for every season.
Left to right: Wholesale agent from M Lifestyle Agency wearing the 

Panama Cotton Silk Top in Limonata & Grace Viscose Rayon Pant in Limonata, Renata Liu wearing the Antigua Cotton Silk Skirt in Limonata, Rebecca Little wearing the Nerano Cotton Silk Shirt in Azure & Grace Viscose Rayon Pant in Limonata.

Left to right: Alexandra E wearing the Grace Viscose Rayon Pant in Limonata styled with a white tank top and the Elena Cotton Silk Blouse in Limonata.

Left to right: Victoria Prince wearing the Grace Viscose Rayon Pant in Limonata styled with a white tank top, the Paradiso Viscose Dobby Top in Limonata (worn closed and open for a different look).

Classic prints, such as stripes, polka dots, and checks, are wardrobe staples that never lose their appeal. These timeless patterns are not only easy to style but also serve as the perfect foundation for building a variety of outfits such as our Sorrento Stripe and Capri Stripe. Mix and match classic prints with solid colours or experiment with pattern-on-pattern styling for a sophisticated and chic ensemble.
Prints are not meant to be hidden; they're meant to be celebrated. Embrace the art of mixing and matching different prints to create strong, eye-catching looks. Experiment with patterns, colours, and textures to express your individuality. Don't be afraid to pair a bold floral blouse with striped pants or combine a classic printed blazer with a vibrant skirt. The possibilities are endless, and the result is a style that is uniquely yours.

In the world of OnceWas, prints are not just patterns on fabric; they're the unsung heroes of your wardrobe, waiting to be embraced and celebrated. Whether it's paisley prints, floral prints, classic prints, or embroidery prints, these versatile pieces have the power to transform your style and elevate your confidence.
So, next time you're hesitant about wearing prints, remember: they're not just for a one-time affair; they're the heroes that will redefine your fashion journey. Step into the world of prints with OnceWas, and let your style speak volumes. Shop our exclusively range now available up to size 7 from our eboutique, stockists nationwide or visit us at our fortnightly Styling Studio. OW x