After a winter spent buried in dark-colored clothing, there is nothing better than taking off the layers and replacing your navy and blacks with light materials in fun, colorful prints.
To help you plan out the closet of your dreams this year, read on to learn about five prints that belong in your summer wardrobe.
1. Cherry Prints
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest break-out print trends of this year is the cherry print. In fact, you can go ahead and proclaim it fashion’s new favorite fruit, as the sweet red fruits are being seen everywhere this season. Regardless of whether you want to wear a brunch-appropriate sundress, dance the night away in a pair of wedges, or dangle a playful handbag off your arm, you are guaranteed to find a cheery cherry style that works for your wardrobe.
The easiest way to incorporate this trend is through your accessories. Just pair them with an all-white summer outfit, such as a white cotton dress, for a pop of color and quirky fun. The addition is guaranteed to take your casual ensemble to a whole new stylish level.
2. Floral Prints
No list of summer prints would be complete without a mention of the beloved floral variety. Just as with most years, this year you can expect to see lots of floral options on the market. What can you say? Everybody loves to embrace beautiful flowers when the sun is shining!
When wearing a bold floral dress, keep your accessories to a minimum and your footwear neutral to ensure that the outfit doesn’t look too overwhelming on your frame. Although, if you want to take your cues from the catwalk, you are going to want to wear your prints all over as was shown at Versace and Dolce & Gabbana!
You have probably already seen your favorite fashion people wearing some form of tie-dye because this old fabric dyeing technique is no longer reserved for hippies. On the runway, from Prada to Stella McCartney, tie-dye was seen in all kinds of new and exciting ways with both bright colors and more demure pastels.
One of the coolest ways to wear this print is in the form of an oversized hoodie which can then be paired with a more feminine silhouette such as a flowy skirt or dress. Alternatively, if you want to pair a bold tie-dye t-shirt with some denim, opt for a light-wash pair to help balance out the color.
4. Tribal Prints
For the woman who wants to stand out from the crowd, the print of choice has to be tribal with its vibrant patterns, textures, and colors. You can include this print in your summer wardrobes if you want to amp up your street style; you just need to follow some basic rules.
First, always let this print be the main focus of your outfit and start experimenting with tribal print accessories before you wear it head-to-toe.
Additionally, practice respectfulness with certain tribal prints as cultural appropriation is never chic. From tribal print dresses to jumpsuits, scarves to handbags, have a look around for some funky afro chic clothing to take your outfits to a new level in the upcoming months.
5. Paisley Prints
Wanderlust is always in fashion, so it should come as no surprise that paisley was a theme in many runway shows for spring/summer 2019. From colorful paisley print swimsuits to more classically designed dresses, many designers were clearly influenced by these bohemian fabrics.
In the summer, the perfect way to wear paisley is in the form of a billowing maxi dress which perfectly captures the bohemian roots of the print. For something more structured, look for a structured blazer and pants co-ord that dons small paisley detailing.
What prints are you excited to include in your summer wardrobe this year? Are you looking to add any of the above to your clothing line-up? Alternatively, do you have something else in mind? Let us know your thoughts and styling tips in the comments below!