Enhance your Instagram’s visual interest with Prints and Patterns!

I’m always trying to enhance the visual appearance of my photos, whether it’s creating a certain theme or filter, I love the idea of adding some artistic taste to my feed. I find that when you take a bold pattern or print and apply it properly to your outfit, it draws more attention to a photo. And as prints and patterns are becoming more and more popular, having that ability to style some of your outfits with a distinct pattern creates a more interesting and engaging platform for your viewers.

You don’t have to be a style genius to be able to incorporate a stand-out print into your outfit. Just remember one thing when playing with prints and patterns: DO NOT OVER-DO IT!

If you are new to the world of prints and patterns (like me) my best suggestion would be to stick with ONE patterned piece and have the rest of your outfit fairly neutral to avoid clashing.

For this outfit, I paired these bold geometric-print, high-waist, wide-leg pants with a neutral navy blue spaghetti strap bodysuit and plain black leather booties. To finish off the look I added my cream Etnia Barcelona geometric frames with Sapphire Transitions Style coloured lenses, which matched the navy tones in the top and pants and really pulled the whole outfit together.

The NEW Gen8 Transitions Lenses

I have Transitions Lenses in every pair of glasses that I own, I honestly think I would feel naked without them. It has become a habit of mine to co-ordinate my outfits with the colours of the frame and lenses together. It’s one more thing that makes picking outfits so much more fun!

Darken 30% faster, even darker

Some peoples complaint about the previous generation was that they did not turn dark quick enough when the wearer stepped outside into direct blinding sunlight. Transitions claims that the Gen8 lenses are meant to darken quicker. Based on my findings and comparing them to my Signature 7 transitions lenses, I would say they in fact do turn darker quicker if you are in the direct sunlight and are slightly darker.

Fades back 3 minutes faster!

Now this would have to be the most asked question I get from my patients:

“How fast will they fade back to all the way clear?”

I always give mine 3-6 minutes to turn back to all the way clear depending on how dark they were before I stepped inside, but the transition is so smooth I don’t even notice it happening. I compared both generations of transitions lenses, the new and last years, and the new one was visibly quicker than the old.

Gen8: From completely dark to clear: approx. 4 minutes 30 seconds

Signature 7s: From completely dark to clear: approx. 7 minutes 30 seconds

Still completely clear indoors

Transitions Gen8, although darker outdoors, are still completely clear indoors. Now that’s impressive!

I paired my brand new Gen8 brown lenses in a teal cats eye frame with a simple little black summer dress and white snakeskin textured mules. I really wanted to contrast the dress with brighter tones on the top and bottom, but at the same time really draw attention to the frame and lenses. A very quick and simple look!