This season is all about getting your print fix. Retro wallpaper prints ruled the S/S runways, a major nod to the 70’s, what’s not to love! The past year in fashion witnessed a vast movement towards monotone layering and dare we say it… 50 shades of beige? We’re kinda over it, so it’s great to see a stark colourful contrast of mod prints and psychedelic patterns.
Here’s our top tips for how you can add print back into your wardrobe this season.
That 70’s Show
Chanelling pure Marant vibes! Pair this paisley blouse from River Island at Marshes with some high-waisted cream carrot shaped jeans and neutral coloured suede cowboy boots for the ultimate bohemian vibes.
This green floral tea-dress from Penneys will take you from the office to Marshes for an Iced Cappuccino! Available in an array of colours and patterns, this airy dress makes for the perfect daytime look, just pair with sneakers and a denim shirt and you’re good to go!
Or go full hippy with these floral flares from New Look. Great with a plain over-sized tee and some Birkenstocks for the warmer weather. Do check out Penneys’ version of Birkenstock, is there anything they cannot recreate?!
Snakeskin Is Our Second Skin
Snake print slithered its way into our lives as a major 2019 trend and safe to say, this print certainly won’t be going away any time soon. We love it, on belts, shoes, bags, nails, anything really. This print can do no wrong. So cool has it become, those fashionistas amongst us call it a new neutral! It will work wonders for your wardrobe so feel confident about incorporating into any of your looks.
Style it simple with brown and beige options. These snake print slip-ons from Penneys will make a great addition to your shoe collection. Keep the rest of your outfit all-black for extra stand-out.
Not so neutral: add an instant pop of colour to your outfit with this fabulous bag, also from Penneys, great for both day and night-time looks.
Best paired with pools: Will the imminent Easter break see you head away for some spring-sun? If you’re the jet-setting kind then go all out and slink into some snake-print swimwear for poolside perfection, currently available at River Island and Penneys.
Simple Yet Effective
Not ready to give up your monochromatic look-books just yet? Fear not. Meet the neutral print. The minimalist make-under has been on the radar for a few seasons now but that’s no reason to say we can’t have fun with it. Neutral prints instantly elevate an outfit in a subtle yet exciting way. Check out our favourite picks below.
This cream crochet dress has a touch of Zimmerman about it and some might say for €87 (River Island at Marshes) it’s a steal! If you’re feeling it’s a little on the splurge side we appeal to your cost per wear sensibility to consider the serious catwalk miles in it! The epitome of the neutral print, this piece is pure western romance. Picture yourself breezing around on your next city break with this one on. Delicious.
Whether you’re dashing from back-to-back meetings or heading out to dinner this beige duster coat from Penneys, €40, is a versatile piece guaranteed to work as hard as you. Here, here.
Whatever your style, a black-and-white polka dot print can instantly add contemporary fun back into your wardrobe. From classy and chic to fresh and fun, there is a polka dot to suit everyone. This dress from River Island is the perfect dress for a work-to-after-work-drinks look.