Are you a fan of wearing prints in the summer? I know I’ve been trying lots of different patterns and prints this year in a bid to be more adventurous, so hopefully you’ll love this guest post roundup as much as I do.
This season fashion is celebrating summer with an explosion of exuberant, colourful prints everywhere you look. If you’re usually a play-it-safe neutrals or colourblock fan, summer’s the perfect time to throw caution to the wind and experiment with mood-boosting, eye-catching holiday clothes that’ll make you realise that you can paint the town every colour of the rainbow in prints after all. But which one will you go for?
Be a wild thing in zebra, leopard or even giraffe prints this summer. The shops are awash with fantastic animal print clothes and accessories, perfect for unleashing your inner beast. If you don’t want to go for head-to-toe leopard print in a jumpsuit, swimwear is a great place to dip your toes into the animal print trend. Try a leopard print bikini with a matching sheer black sarong for a luxuriously chic poolside look.
When the temperature starts to soar, it’s time to embrace la vida loca with a totally tropical fruit print. Whether you fancy going bananas, cooling down with lemons or being as sweet as a strawberry, there are lots of fantastic options out there at great prices. This print works brilliantly on a sundress – even if you don’t envisage yourself wearing it in the UK much, this is a look that will always make you feel like a sultry senorita when accompanied by a cool cocktail and a hot Spanish beach.
Flirty and Floral
There are so many gorgeous floral dresses, skirts, trousers and more in the shops this summer. Indulge your inner lady with pretty rose prints in an on-trend pastel palette or rock the floral trend with an edge in a bold graphic print dress that’s about as sweet and coy as Lady Gaga. This modern floral print look is fantastic teamed with a beaten up biker jacket and heels for a night out with the girls.
Palm prints are the perfect way to rock a carefree holiday look, with a splash of grown-up glamour. George has the palm print look nailed this summer with fantastic tops, dresses, jumpsuits and more in a stunning red and monochrome palette. This timeless print works just as well for a summer day in the office as it does sitting under an actual palm tree.
Stripes and Spots
As the song reminds us, there’s nothing more classic than an ‘itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini’, so make sure you include one in your holiday wardrobe, even if you choose navy or red over yellow. And of course stripes are also a timelessly elegant look and a great choice for ladies who balk at the prospect of busy prints. Don’t stick to black and white though – experiment with a summery palette of pinks, purples, blues, greens and yellows.
So whether you’re cutting a dash in your George jumpsuit or embracing local style in a brightly coloured maxi-dress bought at a beachside market, be sure to say yes please to prints this summer.