As chic as black will always be, the time has come for a more eclectic take on fashion as prints take over our feeds and front rows the world over. Give your neutrals a rest and go wild with eccentric florals, art graphics, stripes, and animal prints.
The graphic alternative to florals, polka dots bring a more poised sense of playfulness. Keep things monochrome and opt for polka-printed blouses with statement-making sleeves and ultra-feminine mini dresses. Challenge the retro reference commonly associated with polka dots and give this a modern edge with masculine accessories and undone hair and makeup.
Afraid of floral? Fear not, there are plenty more options for you! Printed accessories are a clever (and safe) way to inject style personality into your wardrobe. Play it safe with an animal print bag or go to town with a midi dress and trench coat combination. Mix and match formerly foreign fabrics (cross your leopard prints with your snakeskin) or simply pay the trend a head-to-toe homage with languid full-sleeved maxis and column dresses.
Fashion's love for stripes will never die. Try an arty approach to this classic print, with crisp shirting made interesting with patches of stripes, contrasting panels or a simple stripe collar. Less is more but make sure, whichever way you work it, you keep it quirky and almost “accidental.”