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The Summer Prints Every Junior Fashion Editor Needs in Her Wardrobe

By Anneke Knot

When you live in New York in the summer, getting dressed becomes the biggest challenge. Every morning, you have to figure out how to dress appropriately for the sweat-inducing heat outside—while also planning for the frigid air of the office. You just can’t win.

It’s a frustrating situation, but you can take your mind off of it by having fun with summer fashion. Luckily, this season is all about bright colors and loud prints, so don’t be afraid to get creative with your outfit selection. Check out the Instagram images below for sizzling outfit inspo that’ll make you look fabulous, no matter the temperature!


1. Palms

The palm print trend started last year and from the looks of it, it’s here to stay. Pair this pattern with basic white accessories—or take a page from Blaire’s book and add a splash of color!


2. Abstract

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If we can learn anything from Mary Seng of Happily Grey, it’s not to shy away from something different. Abstract prints easily become the statement piece of your outfit. Pair a patterned top with a simple skirt or trouser, and you have a killer outfit that speaks for itself.


3. Gingham

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This print has taken over Instagram feeds everywhere, and for good reason. Introducing a fun gingham skirt (like this one worn by Pamela Allier) is a surefire way to induce serious outfit envy.


4. Animal

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When I say animal print, I don’t mean cheetah or leopard spots. I mean actual animals printed on the dress. I mean, how cute is Tessa Barton’s toucan dress?! From flamingos to felines, these types of patterns are everywhere this season.


5. Florals

I know what you are thinking: groundbreaking. But there’s a reason florals are worn so much—they’re beautiful! Whether it be on a dress (like the one Frédérique Harrel is slaying here) or pants or a top, the floral print is timeless.

Anneke Knot is a style blogger, writer, and fashion assistant living in Manhattan. She got her start interning at Redbook magazine her senior year of college. She is now a fashion assistant at Hearst Women’s Lifestyle Hub which includes magazines like CosmopolitanSeventeenGood HousekeepingRedbook, and Woman’s Day. If you want to track her literal every move, check out her Instagram @annekeknot or follow her blog Knot Couture.

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