Do you love to use fashion as a form of self-expression? Are you a fan of patterns and all-things fun and kitsch?
If you answered yes to both questions, you’re going to be just as obsessed with the print mania trend of Spring/Summer 2019 as we are.
After seeing a swarm of dark tones and muted styles across the Autumn/Winter 2018/19 catwalks, the dynamic mix of decorative designs that the luxury houses have brought us for SS19 feel like a breath of fresh air.
Whether you’re already a pattern addict or you’re wondering how you can dip your toe into the waters of this mesmerising movement, read on to find out more about these 3 sizzling summer prints.
1. Bold Florals
First up, gone are the understated flower prints of seasons past. Instead, it’s time to welcome bold blooms with open arms.
From abstract key pieces at Kate Spade to head-to-toe hypnotic ensembles at Alexander McQueen, the traditional floral summer print has gone a bit artsy and graphic - and boy, do we like it.
Want to make a serious style statement for a shopping trip with friends or having lunch with your family? Why not give this River Island Bold Floral Print Jumpsuit a go with chunky white trainers and a crossbody bag.
Alternatively, if you’re heading out for drinks or date night, these Monsoon Floral Print Cropped Tapered Trousers are just as pretty as they are feminine. Simply pair them with a black blouse, barely-there heels and a metallic clutch to stand out for all the right reasons.
2. Sixties Polka Dots
Do you adore a good polka dot? Well, good news - powerful polka dots have returned to the style-sphere thanks to the SS19 catwalks.
Why not take inspiration from Caroline Herrera who championed black and white oversized designs a la Minnie Mouse and invest in this Cameo Rose Polka Dot Peplum Top.
And the great news? This vivid versatile piece can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Team it with skinny jeans, flats and a shopper tote for grabbing a quick coffee or dress it up with tailored black trousers, heeled boots and layered necklaces if you’re having dinner with colleagues. Sorted.
Simply combine yours with a fitted blazer, tights and brogues to make it work for work and channel cool, androgynous vibes.
Regardless of how you wear them, there’s no denying that sixties polka dots are back in full force this season. We’re in love.
3. Eclectic Mix
Finally, SS19 has made it perfectly acceptable to throw different prints together in one outfit (or even one piece) and create chaos in fashion form.
From explosions of stripes and florals at Versace to animal print fusions at Richard Quinn, just about anything goes.
Start out small by rocking a top or bottom piece with two different types of print like this Topshop Abstract Print Blouse that juxtaposes a geometric and paisley pattern. This would create a laid-back, festival-inspired aesthetic when teamed with denim shorts and long boots.
That said, if you’re feeling brave, opt for a bolder look with a hero piece such as this Wallis Floral Print V-Neck Midi Dress that uses abstract floral shapes for a modern look. Ideal for a special occasion, like a wedding, this outfit is outrageously chic when paired with wedges and a cute clutch.
Finding Your New Summer Print Obsession
With the abundance of choice on offer, it’s easy to feel like you don’t know where to turn when it comes to this season’s summer prints.
Find an outfit that ties in with your personal style and body shape, for sure, but also don’t be afraid to let out your adventurous side for SS19.
After all, there’s never been a better opportunity to experiment and have fun with your wardrobe.