This season's head-turning patterns you have to be seen in
If there was ever a season to strut your stuff in bold prints, it’s summer. A hint of sunshine and we’re all over cutesy cherries, tropical palms and kitsch pineapples. If your style is more classic, nautical stripes are a perennial favourite but this seasons crop of bold stripes will give you a real SS16 fashion edge (yes Karlie Kloss, we’re onto your style). And the great thing is the high street is having a field day with patterns, many under £30, so go get.
1. Can’t quite do all-over? Go for separates and team with a plain piece in the background colour. Echo another colour in your accessories and you’ll create impact without feeling overwhelmed.
2. Ready to go loud and proud like Kendall Jenner in all-out checks or Christina Hendricks in florals? Confidence is all you need to carry off head-to-toe prints. Tone down with a plain jacket, or act like the fash pack and add another pattern – all you need is swagger!
3. Into jumpsuits? A wide belt in a solid plain colour will break up a large expanse of pattern and cinch your waist beautifully. Match your shoes to the belt – or check out amazing patterned shoes – think tropical palms and leopard-print shoes… way to go!
4. Adding just a splash of pattern can really create impact. Wearing all-over white with striped or print shoes, or head to toe back with a floral bomber thrown is a restrained way to nod to the trend.
However you wear prints, give them an added bit of standout with the amazing new fragrances from the Bold & Lenor Limited Edition Collection. It embraces top designer Giles Deacon’s fun approach to fashion with beautiful products designed to add that extra layer of scent to your outfits. Choose from Diamond & Lotus Flower, Peony & Cherry Blossom or Amethyst & Floral Bouquet.
Prices may vary and items are subject to availability due to summer sales.
So cute – this floral mini will show off tanned legs to perfection and give you a gorgeous cinched waist. Team with a sleeveless tee and red heels.
Add a touch of boho to your wardrobe with this botanical print bomber jacket. Perfect for dressing up a pair of jeans.
Keep your cool with this loose airy tunic in subtle pink strips. It buttons down the front, so you could vary the look with a short or long sleeve tee underneath.
Block it out
Geometric prints are a summer must-have. We love this lightweight colour block top for day or night-time impact.
Simple and feminine, with a soft muted print and stylish fluted sleeve. This is one botanical print dress you’ll come back to again and again.
Exuberant florals on trousers are so now. Enjoy the trend while it lasts and team with black or a block of single colour.
Work the monochrome look the summer way with this crisp black-and-white striped A-line mini. Great for showing off a toned midriff.
This playsuit ticks off two of this summer’s key trends – bold palm prints and off-the-shoulder style. Ideal for a sunny afternoon’s picnic in the park.
Need something more demure? This jersey polka-dot dress should fit the bill and is nipped in at the waist for a fab outline.