Big & Bold Prints

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Johanna Payton

Whether it’s floral, paisley or graphic, bold prints look amazing this spring. Go big and bright to make a statement with contrasting colour and wacky designs on everything from shift dresses to shoes and handbags.

Bold prints can be hard to handle if you’re not used to a daring dress code. If in doubt, stick to one item of printed clothing and keep the rest of your outfit clean and simple. Whether it’s a dress, trousers or a blouse, go as gaudy as you want and then tone the look down with block colours. To create a colour palette for your outfit, pick from the print; wear a top or shoes that match the key colour, which will only enhance the design.

Midi dresses are a great way to incorporate bold prints into your wardrobe and are simple to style. The print speaks for itself so accessorize with understated pieces. Carrying a clutch, or wearing shoes to match the colour of the print, always looks chic. If you’re brave enough to wear printed trousers, the most flattering cuts are either wide-legs or cigarette and harem styles, which taper at the ankle. Team with a simple blouse or vest and add a blazer in a neutral shade to smarten-up the look.

Print Dresses

Bold Print Dresses

Shop the Look: ASOS Midi Bodycon Dress in Leopard Print £30, ASOS Midi Dress in Aztec and Lace Print £50, ASOS Pencil Dress In Floral Print £45, ASOS Bodycon Dress in Letter Print £30, ASOS Bodycon Dress in Yoko Pop Print £30

Print Blouses 

Bold Print Blouses

Shop the Look: Wallis Blue Scarf Shirt £35,  Motel Hardy Boyfriend Shirt in Pink Baroque Print £38, Dorothy Perkins Aztec Grey Box Blouse £20

Print Trousers

Bold Print Trousers


Shop the Look: River Island Floral Crop Trousers £30, Preen/EDITION Pink floral sateen chinos £45, Motel Joyce Tapered Crop Trouser in Winter Bloom £42, Vila Oriental Floral Printed Trousers £35

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