Summer 2021 Print Trend: Childlike Floral Prints
As we reacquaint ourselves with the joy of dressing up, summer's bold and punchy print trends are making outfit inspiration come easily. Many of us fell in love with the gentle appeal of gingham dresses in mid-spring and early summer, and now that we're well into the warmer months, there are a few more print trends that have charmed the fashion set.
Gingham checks go way back to the 18th century, but when we think of gingham checks today, we're likely to reference the wholesome housewife aesthetic of the 1950s. Much like the bread baking, knitting, and gardening that became popular while we spent more time at home, gingham checks have a cosy and handmade vibe. We're especially loving the sell-out gingham styles from Molby the Label and Zara. Once gingham became 2021's unofficial summer print, we started seeing wavy and marbled prints trending as well. Prior to 2021, marble and wavy prints took us to the '70s, when many of the popular textiles mimicked a psychedelic trip. We're especially fond of pieces from Kai Collective and a few great finds at ASOS.
Equally playful are the punchy, '60s-inspired floral prints that look like a child handmade them in an arts and crafts class. We're loving genteel floral prints from & Other Stories, With Jean, and Balou. For the '90s-style fans, you'll appreciate Marine Serre's impact on modern textiles. The designer's futuristic moon print has inspired other edgy fashion brands like Jaded London and Om Weekend to create similar warped and geometric patterns.
Keep reading for five fresh print trends that will instantly brighten up your summer outfits.