Prints are timeless: They can be mixed, matched, dressed up, dressed down in a million different ways. Here are some of our top fall print picks and how to wear them.
1. Clover Canyon Patchwork Drawstring Pants
Mikhail Bulgakov of Clover Canyon describes his Fall 2015 collection as having “elements of the uncanny”: blurred folkloric prints on velvet, womblike polar fleece, rubbery textures and webbed lace. This is a haunted bohemia, a dream world of peasant dresses, bibbed and pin-tucked blouses, ponchos, paisleys and sequined rainbows. His gothic-romantic vision is seen in these patchwork paisley drawstring pants, a combination of both modern and Victorian elements (Clover Canyon, $216). Dress them up with a formal blouse and booties, or keep them casual with a T-shirt and basic jewelry.
2. Sam & Lavi Christel Dress
Pair this bright bohemian-chic, printed dress with heeled boots and a hat. Co-founder, Lavi Mirzak says Sam & Lavi’s Fall 2015 collection was “evoked from the nostalgic pictures of popular icons of the late ’60s and ’70s, from music legends like the Beatles to beauty icons like Brigitte Bardot. Throughout the collection there is an emphasis on taking the fashion of the era and revitalizing it with on-trend styles and playful prints.” (Revolve Clothing, $385)
3. Threads 4 Thought Scarf
The Black Hills Wrap features southwestern-inspired artwork and tassel fringe. Available in three colors — sand dune, mood indigo, and blue agave — the print can pair easy with jeans and a white tee. (Threads 4 Thought, $36)
4. LK Bennett Kensal Floral Skirt
LK Bennett recommends mixing prints with similar color tones for a striking, modern look that doesn’t overwhelm. The A-line look never goes out of style, and this full-length skirt is embossed in a beautiful floral print. The effortlessly feminine look can be paired with a basic sweater and pointed pumps. Or, for a more edgy look, pair with a black fur vest. (LK Bennett, $425)
5. Sanuk Siena Boot in Natural Navajo
A little rugged goes a long way, and Sanuk’s Siena Boot has a versatile Native American print that can transition from cabin to coffee house. The warm boot, perfect for fall, comes with a padded foot bed and durable outsole. According to Vanessa Pflug, Women’s Footwear Designer, “Sanuk uses monochromatic styling, prints and patterns while maintaining a simple, sophisticated casual look. We’re known for fun and colorful prints — especially urban tribal prints.” These are perfect for dark skinny jeans and any favorite top. (Sanuk, $125)
6. Fossil Preston Crossbody
The Preston Fossil bag has a hold-it-all functionality. The bag is designed with zippered gussets for easy expandability, along with a one-size-fits-all flap in colorful leather patchwork, reminiscent of cut paper patterns. (Fossil, $228)
7. Squiggle Music Bag
Just in time for fall, The Cambridge Satchel Company has unveiled a collection of bags, a stunning collaboration with the Brit fashion icon, Vivienne Westwood. Her iconic pattern of squiggle prints is a mixture of rich navy and yellow, first used in her autumn and winter “Pirate” collection in 1981. The design of the bag is built to last: 100 percent leather, branded nickel hardware and a steel bar closure. (The Cambridge Satchel Company, $373)