It's not often that we see fashion trends inspired by Swiss psychologists, but this season, inkblots--Hermann Rorschach's famous personality tests from the 1960s--are leaving their mark on clothing and accessories. Here's how to wear the style without looking like a head case:
Striking We're not sure if the bright pink and orange splotches on See by Chloe's Inkblot Dress ($679) are butterflies or standing figures, but this piece is the most thought-provoking thing in our closet. Kate Spade's equally mesmerizing Rhea dress ($237) is more subdued with a brown-and-cream palette. The mysterious and telling nature of the inkblot test also appears on accessories like this Sachin + Babi Rorschach Emblem Cuff ($164) and Anthropologie?s roomy weekender bag ($248).
Subtle Not interested in folks using your outfit to gauge their mental health? Opt for a more abstract inkblot illustration like the one on Rachel Rose's romantic Silk Tee ($148)--the dreamy splotches remind us of a sunset. Shosanna's Print Silk Dress ($225) has an artistic flair, with crisp, clean lines on the skirt balancing the busy bodice. And, for just a touch of neurosis, we love this subtle inkblot bracelet ($14) from Etsy.
Consider this the appropriate way to bring your issues into the fitting room.