Even though bold prints aren't exactly a new trend (they were all over Fall 2011 runways), designers have really made bold design shine this spring and summer, too! High-end designers, boutiques, and commercial stores have placed bold prints on their must-have lists this season, weaving intricate, geometric, origami, and animal inspired prints that decorate tops and bottoms into their spring and summer merchandise.
Bold prints have come out looking edgier and more chic this season than ever before. We’re taking more chances as shoppers, buying unique and stylish pieces and designers are feeding our frenzy by creating bolder, edgier, and abstract looks.
Because the trend has absolutely taken off, designers are infusing every look with colorful prints in endless variations. Instead of limiting their eye-catching enhancements to just tops and tanks with bold prints--rompers, skirts, dresses, and pants are getting a bold makeover as well!
Now, the only question left is: where should we shop for these fantastic looks!? Since this one of the hottest trends of the season, chances are you can find bold prints everywhere. We're highlighting five of the most eye-catching designs for your fashion eye, so you'll know what to look for when you're out scouring the racks!
These Rag & Bone wide-leg pants are definitely going to be popular this season. Pleated at the waist, the super relaxed fit pant was made with a unique, one-of-a-kind, in-house design. If you're looking to play it a little safer, we suggest going for a more subtle, neutralized print on bottom, but if you're feeling brave, shop for this style right away!
Rancine Pant in Lemon Yellow, $475; available at rag-bone.com
Say hello to summer in this cool, breezy, and geometric dress. With a skirted chevron print in navy and taupe, you can't help but be the center of attention and the belle of the ball. If you're trying to make a more mild statement, try going for a covered bodice. We absolutely love the coral banding at the skirt for that pop of bright color.
Avant Garden Party Dress, $59.99; available at modcloth.com
Phillip Lim is definitely where prints go to become edgier. These silk track pants tie at the waist and can be dressed down with a white tank, some gold jewels and a pair of gladiator sandals. If you're looking to dress up the bold design, accessorize with a big heel, tailored blazer, and flaunt your sassy figure by tucking in your top!
3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Silk Track Pants, $450; available at net-a-porter.com
Richard Chai combined mixed prints and solids for his Spring 2012 Ready to Wear collection. Don't let the blue lips fool you, this style is totally a hit! This dress has an modern edge, with a collared neckline and contrasting print sleeves. This dress perfect for spring any way you style it, with a pair of flats and nude lips for day or strappy wedge sandals and coral lips for evening.
Shop Richard Chai Love printed styles at shopbop.com
Totally flowy and airy for spring and summer's potentially stifling weather, Vince Camuto's comfy top is definitely a must-have! Breaking up his use of orange and black, Vince panels the front of this top with brown and taupe, a color combination sure to blend perfectly with your soon-to-be tan! Keep it light and fun with a pair of skinny jeans. Take this top from day to night with a pair of wedges or sandals.
Vince Camuto Chiffon Tank, $79; available at vincecamuto.com