Image via Erdem Spring Summer 2021 Collection
This season, we’re taking notes from English fashion houses at LFW for our top fall print picks.
Plaid, checkered, graphics, spray paint, zebra, abstract, airbrush—there are so many options for prints that choosing your favorite could make you dizzy. The wide variety of prints below make perfect statement pieces for self-expression and a great way to personalize your wardrobe.
We at Rethink Beautiful have decided to take a look at our favorite collections from London Fashion Week 2020 to find the top five prints to invest in this fall. Whether you’re interested in infusing your wardrobe with a chic 70s vibe, or you are looking for a modern pattern to brighten up a Zoom power lunch, we’ve got the LFW-approved prints for you.
70s Slogan Tees
The 70s slogan tee gained popularity over the course of this year, with statements slogans like “Wash Your Hands” appearing in 70s typography early on during lockdown. The wave of nostalgia continues this season: fashion house Robyn Lynch launched their retro-sport collection (click here). The look is complete with terry cloth accents and sport-inspired attire, which is perfect for those who are looking for a preppy take on athleisure.
Our Pick: Free People Bad Company Tee, $68 (Click here)
The doodle-inspired print made a surprising recurrence throughout London Fashion Week this season. Fashion houses like Burberry, Christopher Kane, and Coach all worked the print into their collections’ narrative. This youthful design is often used to literally illustrate the aims of the collection. For Burberry Spring ’21, this was telling the story of a shark who fell in love with a mermaid—bizarre, but certainly engaging (click here). In contrast, Coach implemented one-liners onto their doodle-print by scribbling words and phrases, like “Off The Deep End” and “New York” onto a coat (click here). Doodle-inspired print patterns are perfect for the fashionista who wants to feel like they’re wearing a piece of art, or for someone who wants an edgy and unexpected item to spice up their wardrobe.
Our Pick: MSGM Doodle Print T-Shirt Dress, $320 (Click here)
You don’t have to be sipping earl grey in the Cotswolds to appreciate the wallpaper floral print in Erdem’s Spring ’21 collection (click here). It’s a classic take on the English rose trope that reflects a trend we’ve seen with creatives during Covid-19, where many have found inspiration by looking toward nature. These prints come in rich colors and are paired with oversized cardigans, black bows, and gloves for over-the-top accessories. This is the ideal print for someone with classic taste who’s looking to add some Jane Austen flair to their wardrobe.
Our Pick: Harleen Dress, $248 (Click here)
London Fashion Week designers have shown that this animal print isn’t relegated to nights out in Shoreditch. Cheetah print is now the ideal print to splash some fun into your stay-at-home wardrobe and elevate a day-out look. The Victoria Beckham Spring ’21 collection is sprinkled with cheetah print dresses and jackets (click here). This look is perfect for someone looking to liven up their style for a dinner party or day out with friends.
Our Pick: GAIA ANIMAL MIDI DRESS, $98 (Click here)
Color Blocking Prints
If you’re looking to brighten up your wardrobe, look no further than London Fashion Week’s Roksanda (click here). The global fashion brand’s Spring 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection is filled with bold color blocking prints. These patterns are ideal for a transitional look that could take you from workwear to evening wear or from an upscale brunch to an important meeting.
The collection’s colors range from deep prominent colors to hot pink, and bright sea-foam greens, and are styled with colorful slouch boots, bangle bracelets, and matching trousers. This bold print is ideal for someone looking to modernize their wardrobe with a splash of color for their next power lunch or Zoom meeting.
Our Pick: Colorblock Patchwork Long Sleeve Blazer Dress, $29 (Click here)
Discover the London Fashion Week 2020 lineup to browse for more inspiration (click here).