Art of Style

5 Ways To Wear Print Now

Punchy patterns are big news this season and will bring sunshine to your wardrobe all year round. Here, we round up five easy ways to work print into your closet. By GEORGINA LUCAS

Fashion editor Hannah Cole
When teaming a print shirt with tailoring, add an insouciant twist by going for a half tuck – where just one side of the shirt is tucked in at the waist

From stripes and animal to this season’s Hawaiian-inspired tropical motifs, print is firmly on the fashion agenda. But, away from the beach, how can you style bold pattern for day-to-day wear? Whether you’re pepping up tailoring or donning it top to toe, we’ve rounded up the best ways to wear print right now.

Team with tailoring

Start with a pant suit – you’ll find one in every editor’s closet, and excels at workday-inspired separates that deliver offbeat chic. Then, add the twist: vibrant design is sartorial sunshine, and its bold print and riot of color put a fresh spin on tailoring’s clean lines and neutral palette. Opt for the half tuck – where only one side of the shirt is tucked in at the waist – then add kitten heels to elevate the ensemble; something simple but impactful, such as hot pink mules, are the perfect choice.

Clash bold prints

Pick motifs and colors that complement one another. For instance, sleek ‘Mini Bandana’ silk shirt (featuring a ’70s-inspired orange-and-yellow design) perfectly partners monochrome floral pants – and their wide-leg cut and cheery ‘Behati’ pattern will prove a bold addition to your wanderlust closet. Finish with subtle accessories – slick sandals look great with breezy silhouettes, while romantic ‘Infinity’ pendant is the ideal finishing touch.

Don with denim

If you’re dipping your toe into the print arena, pairing pattern with denim is a smart approach, and high-rise, wide-leg designs are true closet staples. Wear them with a short-sleeved shirt in a punchy print, a look that has gained serious style traction in recent months. luxe painterly style will elevate your off-duty look. But be sure to keep accessories monochrome: we love pared-back creations, while sunglasses boast classic style (and UV protection) that will endure for years to come.

Experiment with prints and denim – but be sure to stick to monochrome accessories and sunglasses

Wear top to toe

The easiest way to do top-to-toe print is via co-ords, which also happen to be a key trend this season. Look to exclusive NET SUSTAIN capsule collection for striking pieces crafted in BCI-certified cotton. The voluminous-cut top and full skirt of the brand’s pink-and-red striped duo are perfect for warm-weather occasions – you can tie a bow at the neck or leave it open, depending on the event. Add Berlin-based ’70s-inspired clogs to give the look a vintage mood, then carry beautiful basket bag, complete with monogrammed straps.

A high-impact zebra-print dress speaks for itself – just add a hint of jewelry

Dial it up after dark

Beyond golden hour, contrasting prints pop, so choose something bold and monochrome, such as long-sleeved zebra-print dress. Its high-impact motif speaks for itself, so choose simple accessories that complement this standout style. With a decidedly ’90s appeal, ‘Lindsay’ shoulder bag is a smart pick. And, for footwear, think cool black mules. A touch of sparkle is always welcome after dark, so a diamond-and-white-gold bracelet by offers the perfect finishing touch.


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