When it comes to mood-boosting fashion, nothing quite gives you ‘get-up-and-go’ quite like a statement print. This summer there’s plenty to choose from, with retro florals, day-glo stripes, patchwork and paisley print all showing up in designers’ collections. Keep it simple and stick to one print or go mix and match prints, colors and textures – creativity (and confidence) is key.
Bold stripes are a summer staple (especially in swimwear) and Etro’s signature paisley print is a wardrobe classic – find it in everything from chic flats to maxi dresses and louche silk pants. The checkerboard trend is still going strong – but with a twist. Swap classic monochrome for colorful squares (Paloma Wool) for an instant twist on the trend. A kaftan is a holiday essential and Tory Burch has one of the best of the season in punchy floral print.
One SS21 collection in particular encapsulated our year-long desire for a vacation: Versace. Vibrant oceanic and tropical digi prints on cocktail dresses and standout blazers were an instant hit and are a must for any resort wardrobe.
We’ve rounded up eight prints – from florals to stripes and spots – to lift your summer spirits…
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