“Florals for Spring, ground breaking” the famous line in The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda simply obliterates the team meeting. While florals never really disappear over Spring and Summer, there are many more interesting and unusual prints going on in the city this season. If you’re a print fanatic, you’ll love the motifs gracing the cobbled streets of Paris right now and we’re here to help you know how to pull them off Parisian style. Image Via : Sandrasemburg.com
Stripes, Stripes and More Stripes
That blue and white striped shirt from Spring isn’t budging and has now translated into other color ways, thicker stripes resembling deck chairs and even appliquéd areas for an extra touch. Not confined to the classic shirt, we’re seeing stripes on everything from Summer dresses to shorts and tote bags. To make your stripes flatter your figure, always opt for the verticals and the rule of the thumb is, the curvier you are, the thicker the stripe!
Ms Hawaiian Tropic
While Hawaiian shirts were once only worn by embarrassing dads and uncles abroad often accompanied by the dreadful socks and sandals combo, this season tropical prints are getting a fresh new look. More classy with a controlled color palette, we’re seeing palm trees, leaves, watercolor style tropical flowers and even coconuts. Go all out with a full length printed maxi dress, or save it for the beach with an on trend rash guard – you’ve got to protect that skin girls!
The Eastern Wanderer trend takes inspiration from all over Asia including Japan, Thailand and China. Again, it’s often with a controlled color palette making it easier on the eye, more stylish and easier to carry off in a city slightly terrified of color. Our favorite looks are coming in the form of culottes (not to be confused with the French word culottes which actually means your knickers!) Culottes are a great alternative to skirts or shorts, combining their elements together in a great separate that you can pair with a power clashing print or just a basic tee.