Move over winter solids, spring has sprung and it’s time give way to this year’s fresh and cheery patterns! Pull them from your closets or find them in stores — either way, here are the five patterns we think every fashionista should wear this spring.
With popular designers like Diane von Furstenberg giving a nod to this ultra feminine pattern, gingham is back in a big way. However, don’t feel as though you have to buy designer to appreciate gingham. Places like TopShop and Forever 21 have reasonably priced and stylish gingham shorts, skirts, and dresses. Perfect for the office or a spring picnic.
Tiny Polka Dots
Dots are universally stylish, but this year’s chicest dots are small and dainty. This pattern is particularly sweet on feminine blouses and skirts.
Cue the Miranda Priestly reference: “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” But listen, there’s a reason why florals are so popular in spring. Simply put, they make us feel pretty. And there’s nothing shy about this year’s trendiest blooms: they’re large and vibrant!
Do stripes ever go out of style? We think not, but we’re loving the moment bold stripes are having this spring. They’re vertical, horizontal and in a variant of sizes and lengths. AND stripes just so happen to be perfect for mixing with florals!
Other animal prints are taking a breather because this season it’s all about snakeskin. This semi-neutral pattern is stylish for apparel, but especially great for shoes, belts, and handbags. Great for an office look or a girls night out!
Feeling extra whimsical? Try mixing any one of these patterns together! Just be sure to keep the colors in a similar palette and accessories minimal. Cheers to a beautifully patterned spring!