Here in Southern California, fresh from the monumental music festival that officially welcomes our summer (at the very least, Coachella inspires a wave of desert chic to ricochet back into our street style well into June), there’s a universal feeling in the air: Bring on the heat! And what better way to express this fierce beckoning of the sun than through a kadeliscope of prints and patterns?

Summer salad: Watermelon, Tomato, Avocado and Cucumber.

Beyond the wardrobe I’m definitely serving this cubist summer platter of watermelon, tomato, avocado and cucumber at my next fête. Bellisimo!

Without getting ahead of myself—I know, spring has only just sprung, I called on guest editor, PoseManikin, (who graciously featured me on her blog this week) to share with us her top five picks of inspiring prints and patterns for spring. “I’m fascinated with how color mixed with shape, form and repetition can create such an elegant live movement of artistic dimension,” says PoseManikin. We couldn’t agree more!

Featured image photo credit: Steve Meisel for Vogue.

1. Channeling body armor with
Herve Leger’s Print Tee, $190

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2. Berlin designer


silk dress with light

digital print, $668

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