There is a lot to process in today's world but there are 3 things which I know to be true: my love of prints, loud colors and the summer. So, I worked out a way to combine all three into my work:
The Colorful Patterns for Summer 2019
To lend a helping hand to those of you searching for new inspiration on what to buy for summer 2019, I have put together a list of the most popular colorful patterns and trends for the summer ahead. Scroll through the page for some inspiration about our favorite colorful patterns for summer (and where you can buy them).
Can you believe it? This vintage, edgy look is turning m-a-i-n-stream and now tie-dye is cool again. If you want to make tie-dye a trend for 2019, look out for tie-dye accents rather than trying to wear the full sha-bang. Check it out:
UA Authentic Tie DyeMore details
TieS M L XL 2XLMore details
- Farfetch$92.00Vyner Articles
TieOne SizeMore details
Shiloh tie34 36 38 40 42More details
Watercolor Wonders Cream and Magenta Tie-Dye Romper - LulusXS S M L XLMore details
- Revolve$315.00RAQUEL ALLEGRA
X REVOLVE T Shirt Dress0 / XS 1 / S 2 / M 3 / LMore details
RAINBOW STRIPES <3
Celebrate color with one of the most wonderful colorful patterns of them all.
- Forever 21$19.90Forever 21
Rainbow Striped ShirtMore details
Rainbow Bandeau Top14More details
- South Moon Under$60.00Rainbow Stripe Sweater Tank TopM LMore details
- Shop Bazaar$1,890.00MONSE
Rainbow Apron ShortsMore details
- SSENSE$95.00Marc Jacobs
Redux Grunge Rainbow Beanie54More details
Rainbow Striped Shorts Rainbow Stripe MMMore details
Coaster Rainbow Off Multi Sneakers - Lulus5 10More details
Winning Smile Rainbow Striped Sleeveless Midi Dress - LulusXS S M L XLMore details
… This actually might be one of the few patterns I have struggled to get behind - however, they are very fashionable so they deserve a spot in the blog. I think (hope) leopard print is on its way out and that snake print might be reaching its peak so what’s next? Zebra print: the animal print for summer 2019.
Zebra print shirt41More details
- Farfetch$190.00Leslie Amon
Kirsten zebra print bikiniXS S M LMore details
Zebra print party dress40 42 44More details
High neck puff sleeve blouse in zebraUS 2 US 4 US 6 US 8 US 10 US 12More details
Arya Zebra Print Suede High Heel Sandal Heels - Lulus5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 10More details
Nocturnal Animal Nude Zebra Print Satin Mini Dress - LulusS M LMore details
I’m seriously about to contradict myself with what I say next: I have to admit, I really do like animal prints if they're combined with bright colors - I really like that it's a bit more abstract and how the 80's inspired style draws attention.
But technicolor animal print still not doing it for you? If you're looking for more than just your 'standard' animal print - why not search for some animals printed.
Stripes will always be a classic option but if you’re searching for stripes with a twist for summer 2019 then you’ll need to look carefully. This year, stripes are seemingly smaller, thinner lines with a wider mixer of color (or set in abstract ways).
Uma Striped Button-Up Crop Top - LulusXS S M L XLMore details
- Revolve$98.00Privacy Please
Lara Bodysuit2XS XS S M LMore details
Koren Multi Striped Espadrille Slide Sandal Heels - Lulus5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 10More details
Denim short in shorter length multi colored stripesW34 W36More details
Striped Houston T-ShirtXS S M XLMore details
I know, I know - not technically a print. However. If you're looking for trends in colorful patterns then I believe the color block prints deserve a spot on the list. Designers and brands have started to be more creative and more bold with their combination of colors and sometimes even adding a section of print detailing - we love!
If you've been reading along you might have found a theme: I'm a fan in abstract color patterns. The idea behind the abstract prints is a pretty simple one: go wild.
I will admit, it's much easier to buy an abstract print if you have the opportunity to try it on but here are some of my favorite choices right now.
Chindit ShirtXS S M L XL 2XLMore details
Puerto ShirtXS S M L XL 2XLMore details
- SSENSE$395.00Paul Smith
Explorer All Over PrintS M L XL 2XLMore details
- SSENSE$195.00Norse projects
Carsten Print ShirtXS S M L 2XLMore details
Seeing Chic and Ivory Print Skater Dress - LulusXSMore details
Bandits Dark Print Denim High Waisted Shorts - Lulus24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31More details
Hang on, one second. Did you know Fashiola has a new filter option? You spoke, we listened! You can now search each category by the prints - if you have any suggestions for more, why not leave us a comment?
Okay - keep scrolling.
Remember when Gustav Klimt’s artwork was painted all over t-shirts? Well, fast forward to the digital age of 2019 and now you’re seeing photographs plastered across fashion.
- Farfetch$379.00Calvin Klein
Face print TXS S M L XLMore details
- Farfetch$86.00House of Holland
Multi Kiss print TXS S M L XLMore details
- SSENSE$90.00Calvin Klein
Icon Printed T-ShirtXS S M L XLMore details
- Farfetch$202.00Ih Nom Uh Nit
Kiss photography TXS S M LMore details
Vicious Bros Cigarette Fit T-ShirtXS S M L XLMore details
It is is back baby! Get ready to wear red, white and blue with a twist this summer as you find stars and stripes decorated all over your accessories and more.
Distressed denim shorts128 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 38More details
- Macy's$228.00Polo Ralph Lauren
Men's Bayport Flag Americana WindbreakerS M L XL 2XLMore details
- Macy's$49.50Polo Ralph Lauren
Men's Classic-Fit Graphic Americana T-ShirtS M L XL 2XLMore details
- Farfetch$145.00Calvin Klein
Flag print shirt dressXS SMore details
- US Polo Association$24.00US Polo Association
Americana Muscle TeeS M L XL 2XLMore details
… Or just the stars?
And finally, check it out...
It feels like we're re-embracing the 90s and taking the classic Vans checkerboard to the extreme with the latest check print trend.
Old Skool check sneakers6 6.5 7 8 9 10More details
- SSENSE$1,215.00ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES
And Burgundy Check Silk Button Down ShirtXS S M L XLMore details
And Silk Check Short Sleeve ShirtXS S M L XL 2XLMore details
And Racing Check Swallow Low Shorts28 30 32 34 36 38 40More details
And Denim Check Miniskirt24 26 28 30More details
If we discover that more colorful patterns become trendy as we get closer to summer 2019 (eek!) then rest assured, we will continue to update this page with the latest trends and our new favorite products. Until then, stay up to date with our Fashiola Favorites to find out what our editors are shopping for this month!