Summer is fully underway. By now, you’ve probably sat on a patio or two, enjoyed a barbecue with friends, and even had a night on the town. (If you haven’t – what are you waiting for? It’s summertime!) That’s the great thing about this time of year. You get to let loose and have some fun. Well, your wardrobe shouldn’t be any different. Hot summer months are the perfect excuse to wear something bold and eye-catching. Enter trendy prints!
If you haven’t noticed already, prints are absolutely everywhere this season. And they’re not your run-of-the-mill hearts and polka dots, either. Designers and fashion lovers alike are getting more creative with their style than ever before. And you can, too. These hot summer prints will revamp your wardrobe – and help you embrace the spirit of the season.
Hot Summer Print #1: Tropical
Let’s start with the most popular (and the boldest) of the summer prints: tropical prints. Everything from palm leaves to tropical flowers are fair game. And the bigger, the better! Combining oversized prints with bright colours is the perfect way to give your outfit a pop of colour – and some head turning style. For gorgeous summer style, you can also rock a dress, tank top, or accessory with an exotic animal print.
If you really want to embrace trends this summer, pineapple is your best bet. Yes, pineapple. Pineapple prints are absolutely everywhere these days. You may have seen them coming down the S/S 2014 runways or even on your favourite celebrity. Fashion forward stars like Rihanna and Cara Delevingne have both been spotted in pineapple prints. (Rihanna went for a full pineapple printed romper while Cara chose a pair of relaxed fit pants.)
One thing is for sure: there are plenty of ways for you can wear the tropical trend. Find a piece that makes you think of an idyllic day on the beach. It is guaranteed to give you a boost of happiness whenever you wear it!
Hot Summer Print #2: Furniture
Do you remember your grandmother’s old living room couch? You know, the one with the faded floral pattern that seemed totally outdated…even when you were little? Trend alert! Yes, believe it or not, this next summer trend is all about furniture prints. Think couches, cushions, lush fabrics, and even wallpaper patterns. There’s no such thing as too over the top! Combine bold floral patterns with clashing colours. It will be a total throw back to the good old days. The furniture print rend is a total collision of nostalgia and style.
Just like tropical prints, celebrities have been taking advantage of the furniture print. Boho-chic stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie have taken this trend to the next level! If you want to look like your favourite star – or just give this trend a try – look for pieces that make you think: furniture. Combine a floral print blouse with a mid-length floral skirt and you’ll have an outfit that stands out from the crowd.
Hot Summer Print #3: Art Chic
Ready to discover another trendy summer print? Then you’ll need to unlock your creative side. Why? Pop art has taken over the runway – and your closet! Yes, art chic prints are everywhere you turn this season. That includes pieces with brushstroke patterns or hand-drawn images. In addition to brushstrokes and drawings, you can also embrace the art chic trend by wearing a piece with a landscape or graphic pattern. A little artistic flair can make your wardrobe look both trendy and contemporary.
There are plenty of ways to wear this trend. You can DIY it by grabbing a plain tank top and some fabric paint. Then add some brush strokes of your own. Or you can look for pieces in your favourite store. Shops like H&M and TopShop have clothes that fit right into the art chic trend. For something more upscale, think Dolce & Gabbana. Right now, they have a clutch with the Valley of the Temples printed on it. Amazing! Whatever your budget or personal style, don’t worry. You’ll be able to nab the art chic look this summer.
Forget about the same old clothes this summer. It’s time to make your wardrobe a little more interesting. These three fabulous prints are the perfect way to do it! So, add in a little print. You’ll be summer ready in no time.