These Are the 5 Prints You Should Be Wearing This Summer
Whether you’re a one-pattern-at-a-time kind of gal or a Margherita Missoni-level print-mixing master, these five prints are at the top of the list when it comes to summer trends. Here’s how to wear each of them with confidence.
Fruits and Veggies
Lemons, tomatoes and avocados, oh my! Farm- and garden-inspired patterns are cropping up everywhere we look and they're giving us serious cravings. To tone down the twee vibes of these cutesy fruits and veggies, try pairing them with structured leather accessories and practical flat sandals.
Any and All Animal Prints
While cheetah and leopard never really go out of style, right now they're sharing the spotlight a few of their wild friends. Zebra, tiger and snake are all on the loose, so embrace them while you can—from head-to-toe. (Pro tip: Just as stripes of different shapes and sizes mix well together so too do any combination of animal prints.)
We might not be able to jet off to Hawaii on a moment's notice, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress like we’re on a perpetual vacation in Maui. Break out the frond print shirts and exotic floral dresses and embrace that “out of office” mentality. *Immediately orders a piña colada on Seamless.*
And on the opposite side of the garden we have delicate buds that are anything but loud. Opt for florals that are smaller, pastel-hued and less bold than the giant blooms you rocked last summer. If you can't quite tell it's a flower print until you look at it close up, then you're on the right track.
Your favorite summer camp staple is back and better than ever. Keep things simple (but modern) with high-waisted skinny jeans and crisp white pointy-toe pumps, or shake things up and sport two different tie-dyes at once. Still worried you'll look like a lost Dead Head? Choose a print that incorporates only two similar shades (like pink and orange) rather than the classic rainbow.