Summer 2018 is all about vibrant prints that are both inspiring and interesting with patterns that really control the flow of the eye. You can do so much with them and it surely enhances your look. All you need to do is just pick the right prints according to your body type and shape. Finding the perfect print is like finding the perfect accessory and we have a lot to choose from.
This season’s print trends are already making rounds on social media, with wardrobe inspirations. I’ve put together a list of best summer 2018 print trends to put them all at your fingertips.
1. Stripes all over
Stripes had a very dominating presence on the runways of every fashion week. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe, candy stripes; all different versions showed up on different runways, making stripes a major trend this season. These can be used in different forms and clothing whether it’s an over-sized shirt, dresses, pants or shorts. You can add these to your wardrobe according to your preference and body type. For example, people with short height must go for vertical stripe pants that’ll make them look taller. Similarly, too skinny body type should go for bold horizontal stripe dresses.
2. Checks and Plaids
Checks, plaids and tartan mixes have been carried forward from last year’s winter fashion and can be incorporated into nearly any preferred style. On the Marni runway, the checks are mixed for an entirely new pattern. The Dries Van Noten spring 2018 collection produced embellished suits as well. Balmain, Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Carven all showed amazing variations of tartan options offered with variations in size and color.
3. Soft Floral Vibes
Floral prints have made a comeback this season and that too in different sizes, varieties and colors. The soft floral prints in bright and soft summer shades can be seen all over in summer fabrics like chiffon, floating silk and cotton dresses. Soft floral prints are notably different from other floral prints as they have a soft color tone printed on airy fabrics giving them more of a romantic look.
4. 70’s Floral Prints
The 70’s floral prints can be distinguished from other prints on the basis of their size, shape and bright loud colors. The retro has always been a favorite inspirational theme among many designers and these floral prints have been derived from the retro period. Bright contrasting colors and huge floras have made it to the runway for spring summer 2018. Marc Jacobs, Marni, Miu Miu, and Thom Browne are some of the houses that embraced the 70’s floral trend for spring.
5. Animal Prints
Animal prints are never completely out of fashion, but the updated prints coming down the runway of many of the shows were cleverly spaced to create and enforce a flattering figure. There was everything from cow patterns to snakeskin prints that ranged from casual to opulent.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Versace, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta are just a few that worked out animal prints from multiple angles.
6. Art Inspired and Abstract Prints
Art and abstract motifs almost always go hand in hand, and so do they when it comes to the spring summer 2018 print trends. While we see lots of art-infused options for spring, creative abstract patterned designs don’t lag behind, and we get some mesmerizing, bold options for the upcoming warmer months. Abstract was the theme utilized a lot at Marc Jacobs, where we saw colorful swirls combined with some floral accents.
7. Polka Dots
Polka dots have a long and noted history in fashion, and here we have them making resurgence in soft pastels, yes, but strikingly in bold black and white monochrome. Polka dots were on multiple runways, big and bold on the Junya Watanabe runway, and mixed between micro-polka dots and medium ones on Jason Wu’s.
My personal tip to carry polka dot clothing like a pro is to mix and match it with stripes. Like you can wear a polka dot skirt with a horizontal striped top. It breaks the monotony and keeps it stylish as well.