Top 10: Printed Fashion & Accessories
Prints were a big part of the S/S 13 catwalks, from florals to graphic and tribal prints. This big summer trend has seen designers like Dolce and Gabbana use many vivacious print designs on dresses and shoes. Mix it up and wear different prints at once for a vibrant, quirky look.
Dolce and Gabbana – Siciliana print canvas sandals
These bright chunky sandals are perfect for tropical beaches. The bold flower printed shoes are designed by Dolce and Gabbana with some vibrant Sicilian panache. Add some fun and colour to a summer outfit or even slip on with a bikini for a walk on the beach and you’re bound to look fabulous on your holiday.
Lanvin – printed flare dress
The perfect cocktail dress with its fitted waist and flared pleated skirt, sophistication is the key element to this dress. Its sleeveless silk blend has a contrasting gold print. You can wear it for evenings teamed with bold accessories to make your outfit even more sophisticated.
Athena Procopiou – Life of Pi modal and cashmere blend scarf
This gorgeous and unique designed cashmere scarf makes a good add on accessory to make any outfit look interesting. Its orange and blue colours have a printed tiger and lilies which are what make it unusual and the fringed trims around the scarf create a casual touch.
Valentino – Garden-print silk coat
This lovely Valentino ‘work of art’ coat has artistic painterly florals that cover the entire coat. The garden- print silk design has cropped sleeves and a collarless neck. It will make a great cover up at a cocktail party in addition to going for a last minute jacket to throw on over your dress, as this simple piece will go with anything.
Ted Baker – printed iPhone 5 case, Rici romantic
As popular iPhone cases are at the moment, this stylish case protects your iPhone 5 and gives it a bright, designer look by Ted Baker. The stand-out rose flower print has a vintage look that will catch everyone’s eye as well as keeping it safe from scratches or knocks.
Cath Kidston – Little birds large leather wallet
Cath Kidston’s signature floral and pretty prints are no different on this bird print leather wallet. It’s colourful and cute design is covered across the leather purse. It is larger than a normal sized wallet, better for people who like to have extra bits and bobs in their wallets.
Matthew Williamson – Static floral tailored shorts
These luxurious lime green shorts takes a twist on traditional shorts we have seen this summer, the graphic print gives the tailored shorts a modern look. With pockets and a gold zip at shown off at the front, this item will look cool paired with toned down accessories.
Oasis – Scarf print Tshirt dress
This summer, hippy dress is perfect for beachwear as well as wanting to go for a casual look running errands. The hippy style prints and floral designs and soft material give the dress a cool, laid-back look. The tie at the waist gives the dress shape or you can pair it with leggings and wear it as a long t-shirt.
Alexander McQueen – De manta stained glass- print silk satin clutch
Alexander McQueen’s latest item from the ‘De Manta’ collection is this silk-satin printed clutch with stained glass prints. Its unique shape is designed with magnetic folding corners, with black leather trims for durability. It’s the perfect accessory if you want to go for something less simple than a simple clutch for an evening out.
Zara – cropped paisley trousers
These bohemian style trousers will make any outfit look laid-back and comfy. Pair them with a crop top and sandals and they make the perfect beach look. The lovely paisley print and pale orange tones as well as the cropped leg make them a great summer item.
Feature: Aimee Neachell