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top 5 Print Trends for Summer!

May 22, 2017

We were broiling hot here in Boston at the end of last week - whereas the beginning of the week found me still wearing a merino sweater! The swift change in temperature has me looking forward to all the bright and playful prints that come with summer weather.  Here is a roundup of patterns that will be in heavy rotation all summer long...

1. Gingham and Dots!


A-Brand | Wanda | Oscar de La RentaMadewell | Dolce & Gabbana| Marc JacobsMoschino H&M |image via Pinterest | WhoWhatWear|CalvinKlein|Urban Outfitters


Ok, I realize this is really TWO motifs, but really, gingham and dots go together like (spiked) lemonade and hammocks. Not just for spring, these traditional warm weather patterns will still look crisp and cool on summer shorts, bathing suits and sundresses.



2. Hothouse Tropicals!


ZaraRochas Miss Behave Mara Hoffman Just Cavalli |Every Cloud| Barbara Bui | ASOS | A-Brand 


All things Cuban were runaway hits on the runways for 2017 product. Bold tropical flora and fauna will be a dominating presence in stores on all categories of clothing and accessories.  



3. Romantic Florals!


Zimmerman Zac PosenTracy Reese | Oxygen Boutique Lush June&Hudson | Giambattista Valli Anthropologie



Soft romantic florals are hardly a shocker for summer, but designers seemed to really embrace them for this year.  You will find so many beautiful options for this ultra-feminine trend.


4. African inspired!


 Xuly Bet French Connection Express Carven | Ted Baker|Anthropologie Cherish via Pinterest Etro



Bold graphic florals and abstracts punctuated by strong lines and geometric shapes. You can find these patterns everywhere from shorts and long dresses to bold accessories and crop tops.

5. Exotics Moorish motifs!


Joie Love & Lemons ASOS White House Black Market Native Rose | Anthropologie WhoWhatWear Anthropologie | Derek Lam


Inspired by ornate embroideries and tilework patterns. Ethnic geometrics and intricate paisleys embellish kaftans, sundresses, and feminine blouses.  This a a lovely way to rock the boho look through the summer.

For a look at print patterns that address some some of these trends, please visit our Print market.  All our prints are delivered digitally right to your inbox upon purchase and the artwork is in full repeat, organized in layers for easy editing and recoloring, and in many instances multiple colorways are included.


We are happy to help with custom print design or print editing; please contact us and let us know how we can help with your project.





Other Sources:  IfChic|WhoWhatWear|Vogue|Harper's Bazaar|Nordstrom | Cheerful Chic | Anthropologie | ASOS 

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