Prints: the perfect way to draw the eye at any occasion. From petals and polka dots to romantic hearts, here are the three new-season prints that you’ll be wearing to every event in AW18.
1. Polka Dots
The polka dot has been the print to watch for the last few seasons and, as we move into AW18, it’s showing no signs of disappearing from the fashion frontline. Whether off to an autumn wedding or a special family occasion, this pleated mesh midi with scattered spots is the chicest way to wear the trend – we also like how it comes with a flattering high neckline. Style with simple accessories in the same shade of navy.
For less formal invites, the forever favourite combination of ‘jeans and a nice top’ never fails – and it presents the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little pattern play. Designed with white polka dots, and layered with sheer spots, this pussy-bow blouse makes an effortlessly easy choice for after-dark dates – wear yours with your trusty black skinnies and, for a drop of decadence, block-heeled sandals in blue velvet.
2. Heart Prints
Fashion has fallen in love with heart prints as AW18 comes into focus. No longer solely reserved for Valentine’s Day, the classic motif has earned itself a more modern reputation through this ruby-red midi dress, crafted from sumptuous velvet devoré, and finished with romantic ruffled sleeves and an asymmetric hemline. Let its love-hearts speak volumes with all-black accessories – think over-the-knee boots and a classic fedora hat.
3. Graphic Florals
As the heady heights of summer give way to cooler autumn days, floral prints take on a somewhat moodier aesthetic – but that doesn’t mean to say you have to give up on pale palettes quite yet. Printed with graphic red florals on a crisp white backdrop, this pure silk tee is the perfect transition piece for those between-season invites. Tuck it into the waistband of a leather-look midi skirt and finish with heeled ankle boots.
If you want your floral prints to feel a little more romantic, look to the classic colour combination of red and black for your fix of new-season glamour. The statement scarlet blooms on this knee-length number evokes a sense of elegance, further accentuated by its fluttering angel sleeves. Accessorise with sleek black accessories for perfect polish.