Hope Hearts: Wearable Prints for Spring
Maybe it’s my old soul or my affinity for all things 1970s, but I’m absolutely loving so much of the digital print clothing and accessories that are wardrobe ready for Spring and Summer 2012. I’m constantly clothing myself in blacks and neutrals, so an injection of colour — in the form of a few wearable prints — is precisely what my closet needs.
My favourite picks for pattern? Here are just a few of the gems I’ve found so far:
- Matthew Williamson Tokyo Faze printed washed silk gown: Like Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson is a British designer who’s successfully styling digital print into some of the most beautiful clothing. I’m loving this washed-silk maxi dress decorated with Tokyo’s skyline. It’s almost ombré effect maximizes the length of this column gown and the colour combined with the dress’s shape is spot-on for this Spring and Summer. ($1450, Net-A-Porter)
- Burberry Raffia printed wedge shoes: Also on my love list this year? What Burberry is doing with raffia. Seriously. Check out these preppy, pretty loafers set atop a super stylish printed wedge. Raffia and leather upper, a darling peep toe, with a 5 and a half inch tall printed wedge heel, these statement shoes can be paired with everything from boyfriend jeans to summer dresses. ($1195, Neiman Marcus)
- Proenza Schouler PS1 printed canvas and leather clutch: Every girl wants a PS1, and this new Spring/Summer 2012 variation on the must-have PS1 clutch is no exception. The tropical-print canvas is bright, and looks retro against camel-coloured leather. While the bag certainly has contemporary lines, this Proenza Schouler clutch is a classic. Make it the focal point of your look by pairing it with all black, or keep things on-trend by mixing patterns and clashing your look. ($925, Net-A-Porter)