“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada.
Miranda Priestly had a very valid point in The Devil Wears Prada. Either for spring and summer seasons, floral patterns are nothing new; if anything, they’re a little overdone. We certainly understand the pull toward the trusty summer print, but it’s an overplayed theme in the fashion industry. So, let’s steer you into a fresher direction and introduce you to some alternative prints you’ll want to wear this coming summer.
There’s definitely something attractive yet strange about this tropical fruit. Somehow, no one’s really talking about it and you can’t spot it on the catwalks. Still, it’s certainly happening and the number of pineapple pieces out there is increasing every year. We’re looking forward to rocking the playful pineapple print and wear it on sunny days, summer parties and beach day moments. Combining it with a piña colada by the poolside may be a little OTT, but it’s too good an opportunity to miss.
The hippie movement of the 60s and 70s coined the “Flower Power” slogan. However, this year’s hippie trend has nothing to do with flowers. Tie dye print, which had also made an appearance back in the 90s, has now been brought back into the new season by the top fashion designers. There are several options as to how it can be worn this summer. For that extra touch of cool, go for a breezy sleeved tunic, which is the perfect way to cover up at the beach. Or, you can keep your look feminine and dramatic with a tie dye printed evening gown or maxi dress which, as this season’s fashion shows can attest, are to kill for.
Give your look a tropical twist. There’s either animalistic or tropical prints – from exotic flowers, leafy prints and palm trees, to leopard and snake prints. The jungle theme looks extremely eye-catching, so no need for complicated silhouettes and too-detailed designs; the simpler your jungle print outfit, the better. Animalistic prints are never really out. A leopard piece can live in a woman’s wardrobe for eternity, but only if combined right. When dressing up a leopard piece, stay clear of sheer materials, laces, tight dresses and mini skirts. This is a crucial and ultimate fashion rule!
The method of taking multiple bold colours that are absolutely different, if not opposite, and wearing them in one outfit has been trending for a couple of seasons now, but it still feels incredibly fresh. Take two or three of the brightest and the most colourful hues and make one sharp and colour blocked outfit. It will keep you looking good all season long.