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This is going to sound severe, but have you noticed an increase of prints popping up left and right, adamantly replacing years old patterns? Enter a whole new world of prints – from reinvented classics like this bluebell check print by Cult Gaia, animal print with quirky detailing and floral galore like you’ve never seen it before.

It’s safe to say that even if you generally shy away from prints, this is the season to get your hands on a piece. You have a variety of ways to wear them too – think a modest style by wearing any print with a plain top or bottom for a more subdued look. Alternatively, you can leave the safe choice and opt for a neon top like this lime green piece, or go even further by mix and matching print with another print. It’s easy to play safe when styling prints, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the outcome when taking risks can be seriously worth it.

Though at first glance, prints may appear difficult to wear, there are ways to bypass that bump by easing into the trend. Besides stripes and florals, we found it easy to incorporate tie dye and polka dots into summer dressing. They can be worn on their own for an effortless beach look, or act as the statement piece for an event like a wedding party. And since prints often make your look seam pretty *busy*, you can ease off the accessories by simply adding a piece or two instead of going the whole way. What’s more, choosing a full print for an event makes you look instantly dressed up, and look out of the ordinary from a sea of whites and summer colors.

Whether it’s a diagonal stripe across a midi skirt, print mixed with crochet à la Missoni, we help you put this season’s best prints back into your style rotation.  Scroll through to shop 18 print-worthy pieces to add to your summer wardrobe

Featured images via Cult Gaia

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