3 Fresh Print Trends That Will Define Summer Dressing In 2019

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Prints play a surprisingly meaningful role in how we are perceived by others. Wearing leopard? It's fair to argue people might think of you as more extroverted. Dressed in micro florals à la Laura Ashley? Safe bet to assume you'll be an easygoing, pleasant individual to strike up a conversation with. It seems the patterns we choose to slip ourselves into directly correlate with the lens our personalities appear through (or at the very least, what our mood is giving off on that particular day). All that to say, 2019's freshest print trends will be doing a lot of heavy lifting and if you've exhausted your go-to's like Breton stripes or plaid then a fresh batch of unique textiles should be at the top of your spring shopping list.

Before you invest in a new print trend for 2019 it's a good idea to take inventory of the ones you're already working with. The last several months the patterns that have risen to the top range from psychedelic tie-dye, Toile du Jouy, gingham, Hawaiian florals, and even a few animals including snake and cow — all of which are worthy investments to help take your wardrobe up a notch (especially if you nail mixing and matching). However, if you're still yearning for more print trends that have an unexpected flair, the three ideas ahead should satiate. Ease into a charming floral that doesn't make its way onto clothing often enough or perhaps try a travel-inspired textile that will convince you book your next vacation. And if those don't do it for you, try an artful pattern to mix and match with everything in your wardrobe. Whatever your preference, the three unique prints below merit addition to your collection.

Daisy Prints

Dubbed "the friendliest flower" by Kathleen Kelly in the 1998 classic You've Got Mail, daisies are, in fact, a perfectly dreamy way to give your spring wardrobe a touch of whimsy. Plus, they're also a great alternative to bold multicolor florals if you're searching for something a little more low-key.

Nadine Dress

$478

Mr. Larkin

Wear this pretty little frock to your next wedding, dinner date, brunch, and everything in between.

Freddie Top

$420

Molly Goddard

Style this splashy top with a pair of vintage Levi's and high-top sneakers for a perfect weekend wandering outfit.

Dress

$995

Mansur Gavriel

The slip dress gets a friendly update for 2019 by way of a few dainty daisies.

Kristen Dress

$430

Rixo London

Rixo London is known for their covetable patterns so if the label is endorsing daisies for spring you know it's going to be a trend.

Frankie Jumpsuit

$189

Faithfull The Brand

In case you were wondering whether or not you needed a jumpsuit this season (the answer is an enthusiastic yes).

Map Prints

If you've been known to spontaneously pack up your things and go on an adventure then a map print should be in your repertoire. Thankfully, several key brands are offering a wide range of silhouettes in the travel-inspired pattern so you can incorporate them with your other closet staples.

Sur Dress

$225

Staud

If Staud says it's cool then it's probably going to be cool.

Button Down Shirt

$395

Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Give your solid white blouse a rest for the time being and try out a map print shirt in its place.

Ouiston Pleat Front Skirt

$710

La Prestic

Just try not to get compliments wearing this bold midi skirt.

Map Print Jumpsuit

$628

$314

Andrea Marques

A map-print jumpsuit may not be an item you'd expect to wear but thanks to the flattering tailoring and muted color palette it works.

Tropical Map Print Shorts

$59

& Other Stories

A breezy pair of shorts in a tropical pattern needs to be in your suitcase for your next warm-weather getaway.

Painterly Prints

Brushstrokes, watercolors, or something reminiscent of painting are all ethereal and painterly ways to add color and life to any outfit. Try it out head-to-toe or with a statement piece like the ones below, this artful trend is universally appealing.

Ruffled Wrap Skirt

$560

Mira Mikati

To make all your other skirts jealous.

Printed Culottes

$2,250

Loewe

If you're going to wear jumbo-size culottes then it should definitely be this pair.

Open Back Peplum Top

$995

Rosie Assoulin

Pretty sure this is what shows up when you search "perfect spring top" in the dictionary.

Chanel Blouse

$231

Rixo

Dress this blouse down with a pair of lived-in denim or up with a silky slip skirt and strappy sandals.

Organza Overlay Crepe Midi Dress

$2,450

Marina Moscone

An elegant dress you'll wear for many, many years to come to a wide-range of scenarios.