Pop over for a cup of sweetened tea at Aesthetic House and it is more than likely that a delectable selection of prints will greet you. From magazine tears haphazardly pinned on our inspiration boards, to the multiple pairs of printed trousers that resident Fashion Ed Aisling owns, we’ve been completely enamoured by the prints trend. Listen up for more…
If you’re new to the prints scene, introduce your wardrobe to the idea with the Georgia Hardinge printed wedges at River Island. Hailing from prints expert River Island, this is a piece that can be clashed, pared down or worn as a statement. We love teaming ours with jeans and a crisp double-pocket shirt – the trick with the print statement is to keep the look streamlined and slick, try adding a true red lip to complete the outfit.
For the prints veteran, this season it’s all about the short suit. Artfully blending masculine shapes, feminine pattern and an eye for the aesthetic together, we adore this Topshop squiggle print blazer and tapered trouser co-ord. If you’re feeling brave, wear with a lighter colour based print top, or make like us and slip a leatherette top on for that effortless cool look. Top the look off with sky high heels or a simple smoking slipper.
Not convinced? We still might have just the ticket for you – slice in a printed skirt and clash it with a polka or pin dot number. Equal measures Isabel Marant cool and wearable chic, even I, as a self-confessed colour and clash phobic, have dabbled in this look. I’m a bit obsessed with the red tile Jacquard print skirt at River Island with this embroidered crossover top by Zara, but maybe that’s just me…
Shop the Prints charming edit:
(White Georgia Hardinge printed cut-out wedges, £60, River Island;
CHANEL Rouge Allure luminous satin lip colour in Captivante, £25, Boots;
Squiggle print blazer and tapered trouser co-ords, £65, Topshop;
Red tile Jacquard print skirt, £22, River Island;
Embroidered crossover top, £22.99, Zara.)
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.