Through the summer months (even if they are few) it helps to have a nice print to liven up our wardrobes. Summer prints can be worn in many different ways from a little splash of print to an entire outfit of clashing prints. For the print cautious opt for a print scarf or bag. The easiest way to wear the look is by wearing a floral or polka-dot dress styled with gladiator sandals or ballet pumps. For those of you who aren't comfortable unless you're in your jeans, how about brightening your look up with a printed blouse or t-shirt. If you like to make a statement go all out and wear a few different clashing prints through your outfit. Prints were huge in the Spring/Summer collections but were also seen at the Autumn/Winter 2010 shows. The look is especially great on really hot days but don't be afraid to layer it up and wear it on those cooler ones!
THE WAY TO WEAR IT: ON THE STREETS
THE WAY TO WEAR IT: MY STYLE
THE WAY TO WEAR IT: MY INSPIRATION
Lula is a very girly magazine and always uses great prints in the editorials.
THE WAY TO WEAR IT: ON THE CATWALKFor clashing print take inspiration from Dolce and Gabanna's Spring 2010 collection. When done well this trend can be great but be very very careful, it has to be worn with confidence and style.
People generally opt for floral prints but polka dots are also a great option. This look was seen at Luella Spring/Summer 2010 and is really fun and young.
Be brave and take inspiration from Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 by wearing print on your bottom half. Unless you have killer legs it's best to opt for a wider leg trouser.
For the print cautious add a splash of print through your accessories as seen at Diane Von Furstenburg Spring 2010. Styling like this is a great way to give your little black dresses a summer twist.
Take the look from day tonight. This Luisa Beccaria Autumn/Winter 2010 jumpsuit would look great with some flat gladiators during the day but also looks great when worn with killer heels.
Take your summer prints through to Autumn by layering up as seen by two masters of print, Dries Van Noten Fall and Kenzo in their Autumn/Winter 2010 shows.
THE WAY TO WEAR IT: SHOP THE LOOK: SPLURGE
Mozart printed scarf, Versace, £190 www.net-a-porter.com
Leaf Print Wrap Blouse, Anglomania, £260 www.selfridges.com
Floral Print stretch satin dress, Versace, £1360 www.net-a-porter.com
Hand Printed marble dress, Rodarte, £2,515 www.harveynichols.com
Polka Dot dress, D&G, £395 www.selfridges.com
Snake print silk-chiffon Jumpsuit, Matthew Williamson, £996 www.net-a-porter.com
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Begona wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg, £336 www.matchesfasion.com
Floral dress, Paul Smith Black Label, £325 www.selfridges.com
THE WAY TO WEAR IT: SHOP THE LOOK: SAVE
Parrot print top, French Connection £55 www.asos.com
Bow All In One, £26, www.boohoo.com
Floral print maxi dress £45 www.asos.com
Floral Layer dress, Love Label, £45 www.very.co.uk
Floral print scarf, £16 www.oli.co.uk
Visit www.lalesso.com for a range of skirts, shorts and dresses inspired by traditional African dressing. All products are made in Kenya and the workers get over 3 times the average manufacturer's wage.
Vintage shops are a great place to find some unique summer prints and are especially great for scarves and dresses.
Shop on http://shop.vintageacademe.com/ for some great designer vintage. This fabulous 1990's Comme des Garcons tea dress is £595