Spring and summer signal an onslaught of bright and colourful patterns and prints. We highlight the must-haves for this season…

We’ve rounded up our list of essential prints for this season and share some tips on how to wear them perfectly. Check it out now.

Fabulous, flirty florals

Colourful and bright floral prints are an iconic spring print and this season sees them dominate once again. You can take things to the next level by opting for rose prints. Another option is to go proudly South African by opting for a local flower pattern featuring proteas or strelitizias.

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Try something tropical

You can embrace a tropical themed piece featuring funky pineapples, beautiful hibiscus, palms trees and exotic fish. The brighter and bolder, the better. The most dominant colour palette should feature blues, greens, pinks and oranges. Sunset-emblazoned elements also get the nod.

Say yes to stripes

Stripes are a perennial favourite. For a balanced look consider nautical options in hues of navy, black and red. These are a chic choice as are monochromatic styles with stripes of equal thickness. For a more adventurous look, go for stripes of varying thickness in a multicolored pattern. Remember vertical stripes are slimming while horizontal stripes can showcase your curves.

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Play with polka dots

Polka dots play up a retro look perfectly – especially in classic colours such as red, black and white. The good news is that pretty much anything goes in terms of style and colour. You can wear polka dots on anything from blouses and dresses to shoes and accessories.

Amp up the abstract

If you’re look for a more free spirited and carefree take on things, then abstract prints are the way to go. These can feature combinations of animal prints and chain prints for a trendy look or be purely geometric for a more bohemian vibe.