How to Wear the Trend: The Prettiest Prints for Spring
Spring is the perfect time to experiment with colourful and creative prints. From trusty florals to tropical motifs, here are 20 statement-making patterns that will have you starting off the new season in style.
Pair this pleated skirt with a tucked-in blouse or tee for an easy, breezy look.
Skirt, $168 at Ann Taylor and anntaylor.com.
A botanical-print anorak with a flattering cinched waist will brighten your commute on rainy days.
Freddy Camo Anorak, $168 at shop.guess.com.
Cream of the Crop
With high-rise pants or a pencil skirt, a resort-worthy crop top can put a refreshing twist on a polished outfit.
Top, $29.95 at Dynamite and dynamiteclothing.com.
This mixed floral skirt was made for spring flings. Add a simple tee or off-the-shoulder top for an effortlessly romantic effect.
Coach 1941 Mix Print Circle Skirt, $635 at select Coach stores and coach.com.
Simple stripes get a modern makeover in kaleidoscopic form. Balance out this eye-catching top with slim-fit pants in black or white.
Multi Striped Sleeveless Top, $19.99 at Marshalls.
Mosaic-inspired patchwork meets street wear style on this skater dress with a cool cutout detail.
Forever 21+ Patchwork Dress, $24.90 at Forever 21 and forever21.com.
Tied like a bandana or wrapped tight like a choker necklace, a vibrant scarf is an easy frill that can instantly transform your ensemble.
Echo Rue Foulard Silk Square, $148 at Holt Renfrew.
Floral-print pants are a surprisingly versatile pick. Top them with everything from solid hues and denim to embroidered tops and stripes.
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants, $39.94 at Old Navy and oldnavy.ca.
This playful frock packs a stylish punch that’s part sweet and part sophisticated.
Dress, $320 at Marc Cain and marc-cain.com.
Mad for Plaid
Shades of berry and baby blue give this classic checkered graphic a seasonal update. Wear it with a chunky cardigan until summer weather sets in.
Camisole, $24 at Joe Fresh and joefresh.com.
An elegant timepiece with a bloom-inspired dial puts a subtle spin on floral prints.
Olivia Burton Floral Watch, $199 at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.
On the Dot
Romantic ruffles soften an edgy brush-mark motif, making this top a lovely alternative to a standard leopard print.
Splodge Print Ruffle Blouse, $60 at Topshop at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com/topshop.
A pair of tropical-print kicks makes clocking those kilometres a whole lot more fun!
Nike Jungle Print sneakers, $120 at Simons.
A shoulder-bearing dress in the season’s most popular colour will take you through the season’s social events in style.
Dress, $88 at Express and express.com.
Count on this printed blazer to perk up office separates, feminine dresses and even denim with a basic tee.
RW&Co. Leaf-Print Blazer, $149.90 at RW&Co. and rw-co.com.
A painterly camo print is sure to make a splash when the forecast calls for rain.
Hunter Women’s Original Short Flecktarn Camo Rain Boots, $185 at ca.hunterboots.com.