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FASHION NOTES: HOW TO WEAR PRINT

03.06.16

The art of wearing print is never more relevant than in summer months and whether you’re confident enough to sport a bold iteration from head to toe or you feel a little less enthusiastic about embracing pattern, there’s sure to be a way of working it into your SS16 wardrobe. We take a closer look at the prints on offer this season and explore the styling possibilities surrounding them. Shop SS16 prints Shop the SS16 collection

Anise maxi dress, Rhea earrings, Joyce bag, Malva sandals

OCCAISONWEAR ELEGANCE: THE DRESS

As well as being ideally suited to long summer days, maxi-length silhouettes are the perfect canvas for showcasing the season’s recurring botanical prints. Whether your invite is for an occasion based near home or overseas, SS16’s Tropical Reflection design is a sure way to make a statement. All-black accessories will ground the print and lend the look a luxurious, evening-appropriate slant.

Tash tank top, Azalea shorts, Aqua bag, Cupid mules

ON LOCATION: THE CO-ORDS

There’s no better excuse to get creative with styling than being on holiday, when painterly patterns become an essential addition to any wardrobe. Matching separates make a strong statement and soft turquoise and blue hues will both complement sun-kissed skin and translate well to coastal destinations. Add a dash of dusky pink to reference the season’s strongest colour focus and trend-led accessorises for a look that works both during the day and in the evening.

Truth jumper, Rockie midi skirt, Russo clutch, Vivi sandals

CITY CHIC: THE STATEMENT SKIRT

When designed to mimic animal graphics, digital iterations bring a new level of modernity to summer prints. A knife-pleat midi is spring’s most coveted skirt silhouette, so the combination of this and an eclectic pattern is the chicest way to tap into the season’s trends. Keep the look fresh with a fine grey knit and add a block-heel sandal and an oversized clutch to complete a city-ready look.

Tris top, Selena trousers, Edie leather flats

18-HOUR EXCELLENCE: THE PRINTED TROUSER

Upgrade your go-to off-duty look by switching out a pair of jeans or trousers for a printed alternative. Classic black separates are the simplest way to balance the look whilst still packing a stylish punch, but opt for a layered chiffon top to soften the impact and keep things feminine. Cropped lengths are a chic option as they'll frame a pair of leather flats and reveal a touch of ankle to leg-lengthening effect.

Leyla shirt, Gita trousers, Margerita clutch, Gaia shoes

AFTER-DARK STYLE: THE PRINTED SHIRT

Evening dressing is your chance to experiment with style and take a step away from your comfort zone, so why not take a fashion-forward approach to your next after-dark look? Wide, mannish trousers take on a newly feminine guise when imagined in a soft pink hue and will offset the graphic design of a statement stripe-print shirt. Languid silhouettes ascertain a sense of ease and point-toe heels will subtly elongate the silhouette.