Pattern Play

If you read my blog on the regular, you probably know that normally, I'm a solid colors kinda gal. Yet even I couldn't stay away from this season's trendiest patterns and prints. Aside from the fact that there is a great variety to choose from, from dark florals and rainbow stripes to graphic prints and bold plaid, I think what I find most appealing this season is that there are quite a few subtle prints that even a print-shy person like me can easily incorporate into their wardrobe. So, I'd like to take this opportunity to discuss a few of my current favorites, starting with the one print I'll be waring all Summer long - Gingham!

Graphic and bold, what I like about gingham the most, is the fact that it makes such a statement and instantly adds a touch of drama even to the simplest of pieces. The dress I am wearing in today's post is my latest Bloomingdale's find ( 100% Exclusive, so Shop It Here before it's gone ) and my absolute favorite at the moment. Love how easy and flowy it is, yet as with all my favorites, it certainly has that versatile quality and I can easily dress it up or down with accessories and pair with a variety of different color to completely transform the way it looks.

I couldn't imagine talking about this season's trendiest prints without mentioning stripes! Universally flattering, go-with-anything stripes are definitely my favorite print because it is so easy to wear and works so well with my everyday summer essentials like jeans and shorts. The top I am wearing today is yet another Bloomingdale's find  ( also a 100 % Exclusive, Click Here to Purchase ) and has been on constant rotation as of late. A great option to pair with high-waisted denim, I also love the way it works with more casual bottom options like shorts or cargo pants. Basically there is literally no wrong way of wearing this top, and that is always a great quality in my book!

Last but certainly not least is subtle floral print. Usually, I am not a huge fan of florals prints because they can come across as too pretty, but I feel that subtle florals prints add just a touch of femininity to the look without being overly bold or girly. Take the dress I am wearing in today's look for example, the subtle print adds a slight romantic feel to this outfit, yet because the floral print is so soft and delicate it doesn't come across as too vivid or obvious. Love that!
But what about you guys, what's your favorite patter or print this season?
Thank you to Bloomingdale's and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

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