6 Fun Print Trends Guaranteed to Make You Smile This Summer

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Summer colour trends are a bit of a given, aren't they? Yellow, pink, green—these are shades that return in one way or another every warm-weather season. Don't get us wrong. There's nothing we love more than a joyful colour palette, but what we find even more interesting are the summer prints that come out to play this time of year.

Print trends are way more unpredictable than colour trends. Yes, you can always expect to see florals, but how they're going to be interpreted that season is anyone's guess. (Spoiler alert: This year is all about retro, '70s-style blooms.) Then, there are checks. After years spent favouring gingham, now everyone in the know has become borderline obsessed with checkerboard.

These are perhaps the two dominating print trends of the summer, but don't worry if they don't float your sartorial boat. There is a host of other print microtrends you can get on board with that'll give your wardrobe an instant 2021 refresh. Scroll below to see what we consider to be the top summer print trends right now.

1. RETRO FLORALS

Shop the trend:

Tory Burch Floral-Print Jacket (£570)

Zara Printed Shirt With Hat (£50)

Zara Floral Print Trousers (£30)

Rixo Lime Green Naomi Floral Print Dress (£265)

2. LINE DRAWINGS

Shop the trend:

Kitri Mariana Blue Sunbathers Boyfriend Shirt (£115)

Kitri Josie Blue Sunbathers Mini Skirt (£78)

Pull&Bear Printed Shirt (£20)

Whistles Sketch Print Skirt (£79)

3. BRUSH STROKES

Shop the trend:

Never Fully Dressed Short Sleeve Tile Dress (£89)

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Crop Top (£45)

Song of Style Cypress Mini Dress (£216)

& Other Stories Printed Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£95)

4. CHECKERBOARD

Shop the trend:

Kitri Tracy Pink Checker Dress (£175)

Paloma Wool Pixel Check Long-Sleeve Top (£115)

The Ragged Priest UO Exclusive Green and Blue Checkerboard Dad Jeans (£60)

Warehouse Checkerboard Knit Dress (£30)

5. PSYCHEDELIC SWIRLS

Shop the trend:

Arket Relaxed Shirt (£55)

Hosbjerg Vilma Bolero (£105)

Zara Geometric Print Trousers (£30)

Never Fully Dressed Swirl Skirt (£39)

6. RAINBOW STRIPES

Shop the trend:

Anthropologie Georgina Tiered Shirtdress (£90)

Molly Goddard Rainbow Striped Vest (£320)

Warehouse Multi Stripe Racer Midi Dress (£44)

Play Date Rainbow Skirt (£159)

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