Summer is all about wearing fun patterns, bright colours and amazing prints that come in all shapes and sizes. The minute the cooler Winter months pass (aka. first day of Spring), it’s straight to the back of the wardrobe we go to recover everything and anything that is slightly reminiscent of Summer’s sunshine filled days.
Whether your pattern crazy, or slightly more subdued in the colour department, we’ve got your Summer prints wardrobe sorted. From darker toned florals to brightly coloured Camilla style prints, we’ve picked our top ten dresses to show you how to wear prints this Summer.
Dark and Dangerous
For those who like the more subtle prints, wearing a dark floral is the easiest option when it comes to summertime fun. While the colours may not scream “sunshine”, believe us when we say they are totally Summer appropriate.
The best way to make a darker floral suit the sunshine? Opt for a dress that shows off a bit of skin. Think strapless, floaty silks, or spaghetti strap slip dresses. The Bronx and Banco Floral Print Dress is perfect for a black tie occasion and the Ellery Ten Pin Strapless Dress is perfect for a cocktail event.
Team it a gladiator style sandal or heel for a true summer vibe. Keep a vintage denim jacket on hand incase those cool evening winds kick in.
BRONX AND BANCO “Floral Prints Dress”
Come Summertime, it’s easy to fill your wardrobe with whites, creams and paler shades inspired by holidays in the Greek Isles or The Hamptons. The clean palette definitely has it’s pros – easy to mix and match for one – but there’s nothing better than mixing it up with some easy to wear monochrome prints.
For those who are afraid of colour and prefer the easy-to-wear various shades of white, here’s how to throw in a touch of colour (albeit black) without feeling colourfully uncomfortable. Look for classic styles with interesting designs like these dresses from Shona Joy, C/MEO COLLECTIVE, and Sara Phillips.
Team the prints with a fabulous summer glow, beach style curls and minimal makeup for a fresh faced look. Perfect for cocktails with the girls, date night, or even a work christmas function. The options are endless.
SHONA JOY “Deia Draped Maxi Dress”
SARA PHILLIPS “Phase Dress”
Bright Colours and Fun Detail
For those who love their colourful prints these options are absolutely perfect for you. Inspired by just about every culture around the globe, every CAMILLA design is truly unique, and absolutely beautiful.
From muted blues and purples to bright and bold pinks and oranges, whether you want a dress, a kaftan or a cute little playsuit, look no further than CAMILLA for summer time prints perfect for every occasion.
CAMILLA “Bosphorous Sheer Overlay Dress”
CAMILLA “Colour Weaving Playsuit”
While paisley prints may seem like more of an Autumn toned pattern, fear not, because we’re going to show you how to wear these prints all summertime long. Our top trick? Look for cute little dresses made from silks and softer cottons to ensure the lightweight materials are sunshine appropriate.
If a maxi dress is what you’re after, opt for one with cutouts and quirky little design details, like this one from Zimermann. Pare your outfit back with minimal accessories and simple sling back stilettos or mules, letting the prints do all the talking.
Paisleys in Summer? Easy peasy.
THE JETSET DIARIES “Labyrinth Paisley Mini Dress”
ZIMMERMANN “Mischief Frill Paisley Playsuit”
ZIMMERMANN “Esplanade Rivet Cocktail Dress”
Summer longs for colour, prints and fun design details. Let your inner fashionista come out to play and take some of the hottest prints for a ride this Summer. Patterns and prints are the easiest way to update your colour coded wardrobe, and with plenty of options available to hire for a fraction of the retail price why not?! We know we’ll be definitely wearing them every day 🙂