Spring is in the air and with it comes a fresh new colour palette that encourages a shift in focus with regards to what to wear. Here, we look to the first of the season’s key prints – a pink and navy Heritage Floral design – to lend any look a seasonally-appropriate update. Comprised of two clashing elements; classic florals inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and contrasting graphic stripes that hint at a somewhat more sporty aesthetic, it’s a complex design that’s unique to the Reiss SS17 collection. Here, we look at how best to work these womenswear prints into all aspects of your wardrobe, styling them for everything from invite-only events to days on the beach.
We look at how best to work the first of the season’s key prints into all aspects of your wardrobe
Nothing says statement occasionwear like a printed dress and the Celia is the kind of piece that leaves little need for additional accessories. Drape a longline jacket in white or navy over your shoulders to take on cooler climes and add strappy open-toe black sandals; you’ll strike the balance between modern femininity and contemporary cool in the most effortless manner.
The midi skirt shows no sign of relinquishing its top spot as the length to love but when imagined in a fresh new-season print like Heritage Floral, it feels altogether new. An approachable take on pattern, cut to a fluid silhouette with a tiered ruffle detail, the Penelope is ideal for diary entries that span both day and evening hours. Master 18-hour elegance by teaming it with a simplistic white vest or cami top and heels.
If you’re destined for far-flung shores and sun-drenched beaches this season then perhaps it’s time to start casting your thoughts ahead to swimwear options now? The Omari bikini is a chic riff on a classic two-piece, detailed with a ruffled front feature that emphasises its eclectic pattern. Ground the print by layering up in spring’s silk tops, worn loosely over the top and styled with chunky flats.
Silk shirting is the ultimate style chameleon and the beauty of it lies within its versatility. When imagined in a graphic print and a minimalistic colour palette, it’s the quickest way to inject your look with a shot of vibrancy. For day, wear the Hallis oversized and tucked loosely into the waist of white jeans. Semi-sheer in composition, it lends itself particularly well to layering so drape a soft suede biker nonchalantly over your shoulders and add statement accessories for a considered approach.