It’s all about prints this season, and it’s got our creative fashion juices flowing. If you love your prints and have no problem pattern clashing your way through summer, then by all means, go right ahead! If you’re a little more apprehensive, however, then you’re in luck. We’ve cherry-picked five of the best prints that are super hot this season to get you inspired to try something new.
Ah, that old favourite – gingham. Love it or hate it, it’s totally in this season. If you’re a little unsure when it comes to wearing prints, gingham’s a great place to start. You can go for colours that you love and feel comfortable in, and there’s even a great deal of choice in terms of the size of print you go for depending on how bold you’re feeling.
It’s practically impossible to go through summer and ignore the overwhelming amount of floral in high street shops, but if you’re tired of chintzy pretty florals, go graphic. Graphic florals are certainly bold, but they’re certainly now and, when done right, can look down-right fabulous.
Aquatic print is the new nautical. We’ve migrated from the sea-side and yacht deck right into the sea, so dive in and embrace this trend. Anything aqua, sea foam, or general sea-like greens and blues goes, with gorgeous mermaid-inspired frocks and gowns. This is our personal favourite of this season’s trends.
Again, if you’re a tad nervous about going too loud with you prints, simple, geometric prints like candy stripe are perfect. Traditional candy stripe print is red and blue, but any colour goes. We think that pastels work perfectly here for that effortlessly breezy summer vibe.
Think abstract expressionism: Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Cy Twombly. This painterly trend is wonderfully fun, so really go to town with it. This is not something to do by halves, so try pairing the splattered paint look with another decadent print for extra-awesome impact.