After spending most of autumn and winter staying home in our bubbles, we’re sure we’re not the only ones looking forward to spring weather. As the trees burst into colour with new leaves and flowers start to bloom, we are embracing some of this season’s bold prints, from classic florals to the more abstract.
Daisy Midi Dress (size S-3XL / 10-24), $119.90 from K&K (left), Woodland Printed Joggers (size XS-XL / 12-24/26), AUD $139 from Hope & Harvest (centre), Pink Florence Merokok Dress (size 12/14 – 28/30), AUD $169 from Nyata (right).
Florals for spring… always a popular choice! This year there are lots of very different floral prints to choose from, from small ditsy prints to large simple designs to intricate patterns. If you want to go the extra mile, you could get a matching face mask or headband!
COLLUSION Plus Mono Gingham Shirt Dress (size 16-28), $65 from ASOS (left), Dangerfield Curve Full House Top (size 18-24), AUD $48 and Dangerfield Curve Full House Skirt (size 18-24), AUD $58 from Dangerfield (centre), Cotton On Curve Bella Shirred Square Neck Blouse (size 16-24), $39.99 from Cotton On (right).
Gingham, plaid, checks… it’s all very 90’s and we’re welcoming them back with open arms. They are perfect for spring and summer, and we are ready!
Scattered Daisy Top (size S-3XL / 10-24), $109.90 and Polka Dot Palazzo Pant (size S-3XL / 10-24), $99.90 from K&K (left), Maaike Sonia Dress (size S-3XL), $425 from Maaike + Co (centre), Pink Dusk Shall We Dance Midi Dress, AUD $149.48 from The Iconic (right).
Prints don’t need to be bright to be bold – whether it’s polka dots, florals or something more abstract, a monochromatic print can be striking. Finish it off with a dash of colour – maybe this spring’s trend of watercolour eye makeup?
Isla Maree Evie Dress (size XS-XL / 12-24), $89 from Isla Maree (left), Natural Wonders Kimono (size S-L / 16-22), $169.95 from Taking Shape (centre), Peony Cardi (size S/M-M/L / 14-28), $169 from Ruby & Rain (right).
We can never resist an animal print! There are lots of different animal prints out there but leopard is still leading the charge – keep an eye out for those prints in other colours too, everything from jewel tones to neons.
Maaike Tangerine and Magenta Angle Jumper (size S-XL), $445 from Maaike + Co (left), Navy Abstract Duster Kimono (size XS-XXL / 14-28), $179 from Ruby & Rain (centre), Maaike Sonia Print Delaunay Jacket (size S/M-M/L), $425 and Maaike Sonia Print Multi Pant (size XS-3XL), $365 from Maaike + Co (right).
Abstract prints are a great choice when going for something bold. If you’re feeling a bit stuck on how to style them, take a look at the colours in the print or go for trusty neutrals.
Meagan Kerr also writes at This is Meagan Kerr.