Power to the Print

It’s time to mix up your summer wardrobe with some stylish prints.  Prints are a great way to bring multi-colours into your wardrobe as well as add an extra touch to your existing wardrobe thanks to pretty print accessories as well as basic items.  Whether you want to go bold in stripes, feminine in florals or hip in polka dot, you’ll find plenty of summer style inspiration with our pick of the prints below.

Elegant Wedding Prints

Prints make a great statement at a summer wedding, especially in pretty floral styles which will give your look a feminine touch.  Whether you opt for a printed maxi dress or an on-trend tea length dress, you’ll be sporting one of the stand-out looks of the season with a printed occasion dress.


1. Mint Floral Print Tier Maxi , £39, Miss Selfridge


2. Dark Pink Floral Prom Dress, £49.50, Debut at Debenhams

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3. Florida Bloom Mesh Dress, £150, French Connection

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4. Mono Stripe Maxi Dress, £55, Oasis

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5. Alva Mono Dress, £160, Coast

Cool Kimonos

Kimonos begun to surface as a must-have wardrobe item last summer, but this year, they’re back and they’re bolder and brighter than ever.  The ideal cover up for the beach or a finishing touch for your daytime look, a printed kimono is a versatile summer essential.


1. White Crepe Floral Print Kimono, £19.99, New Look

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2. Afrodyta Paisley Print Silk Feel Kimono, £24.99, Missguided

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3. Love Mint Oriental Print Kimono, £40, inlovewithfashion

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4. Printed Kimono Jacket, £42, Warehouse

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5. Kimono in Print with Border, £45, Asos

Playsuit Perfect

If you’re bored of dresses, then a playsuit makes a great alternative.  Cool enough to wear to the club, on the beach or when you’re out for a day of shopping, you’ll find plenty of stylish playsuits for every type of occasion.  Printed playsuits have been a  hot summer trend for a number of years, and seems to be here to stay, so any playsuits you buy this year will be sure to have a place in your wardrobe for years to come.

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1. Annie Beach Playsuit, £55, French Connection

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2. Green Tropical Print Ruched Bandeau Playsuit, £14.99, New Look

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3. Playsuit in Spot, £19.50, ASOS

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4. Tropical Forest Playsuit, £45, Oasis

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5. Black Gingham Crochet Collar Playsuit, £30, River Island

Prints are a fantastic way to show off your personal style, allowing you to be as bold as you like or keep it demure and understated for a more elegant look.  Make sure to keep your accessories and outerwear simple to avoid clashes and never go to the bathroom alone if you’re dealing with a particularly tricky fastening!


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