5 Ways To Refresh Your Favourite Summer Prints For Next Season
All summer we’ve been soaking up everything the animal kingdom has to offer in the form of vivid leopard and
cow prints, cladding ourselves in headscarves and puffy dresses that could be mistaken for overzealous nightgowns. But here’s a crazy thought: what if we didn’t rid our wardrobes of the playful prints just yet? Daunting, yes. Possible? Absolutely.
Clashing prints is a fuss-free yet fashion-forward trend, even for the minimalists out there. Not convinced? As ever, look to Instagram’s cool girls for guidance. Savvy dresser
Lola Lolita dived right in, mixing leopard and cow print, while Marianne Thompson adopted a more feminine approach with florals and tie-dye for a hint of surfer chic.
Influencers have been plastered all over our feeds draped in a multitude of statement-making patterns and prints, and we want in. Whether you’re the tamest of dressers or a lover of all things vibrant, click on for ways to make the most out of your favourite summer prints.
Leopard print and graphic print
There’s an art to piling on print while exuding Kanye levels of confidence and street style heavyweight Courtney Trop’s crafty ensemble is nothing short of genius. Her more is more approach is a 2k19 vibe, pairing a leopard print dress and
boxy clutch with a silk scarf to tick off that nostalgic ’90s look we’re all currently foaming at the mouth over. Dabble in the trend with a pair of straight-leg animal print jeans and headscarf for a relaxed fit or go all out like Trop and invest in a graphic top and flashy print dress.
Cow print and newspaper print
Cow print has been a real showstopper this season, with
moo manis fast becoming our favourite and Miaou’s summer pop-up making us lust after cow print corsets. Newspaper lovers popped on various iterations of John Galliano’s trademark print – and those who were feeling particularly brave mixed the two together. Marta Cygan honed in on the OTT look in her printed shirt and Burberry shorts, making for one hell of a hybrid. Follow her lead and opt for splashes of the monochrome print to keep the look grounded.
Check prints and stripes
Horizontal stripes and lumberjack checks is a classic pairing that always bears fruit. For those ready to dive into the trend, fashion blogger Jazzmyne Jay is one to watch – she can be seen sporting clashing prints numerous times on her Instagram feed. Whether it’s a bolder leopard print and monochrome pairing or a more subtle check and stripe offering, her wardrobe is anything but boring. For those days when dressing up seems like a chore, throw on some slightly
flared checked trousers and a cropped jumper and don’t look back.
Tie-dye and pastel hues
Californian surfer dudes have been a major source of sartorial inspo this year and our infatuation with tie-dye isn’t letting up any time soon. Ever since the psychedelic print came hurtling back onto the fashion circuit, we’ve not been short on ways to style it, from tight spirals to blobs of colour to pairing with pastel hues. Sometimes a simple T-shirt and jeans combo is all you need. María Bernad’s pastel oversized tee and citrus jeans instantly refreshes the trend – worn separately or together, each piece has lashings of wear.
Florals and gingham
Florals for autumn? Groundbreaking
if done correctly. Here, Monikh dispels any notion that florals are boring and gives the traditional print a new lease of life with a sweet gingham micro bag. The runway provided tons of ideas to run riot with, from Rodarte’s stunning organza and tulle creations to Molly Goddard’s spunkier pieces. How are we moving it forward? As the weather cools down, a simple sheer rollneck and knee-high boots will transform your autumn uniform.
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