SS18 Prints & Patterns: Upgrade Your Wardrobe

The style of prints and patterns is ever-evolving in the fashion world; from season to season, we see shifts in what you (supposedly) should and shouldn’t be seen wearing.

SS17 included the likes of chunky geometric patterns, the flower-filled cottage garden look and, of course, the love-hate tropical leafing phase among other trends.

As ever, the staff here at Stanwells have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to predicting designer collections and what to include in your wardrobe, so we’ve compiled a super simple list of stunning SS18 prints and patterns to stock up on!

Animal Prints

We’re seeing some fantastic nature patterns appearing from designers everywhere, from the cartoon-like to the realistic, brands like
Vivetta and Emma Shipley are really embracing this look with colourful, nature-inspired designs.Animal prints never really leave fashion circles, but they’re looking to be bigger than ever when it comes to summer 2018 prints.

Safari & Bohemian   

Bring an element of the exotic to your spring-summer clothing with some brand new safari and bohemian prints.

Channelling energy anywhere from the cool of Camden to markets of Marrakech, big names are igniting the incense and getting inspired by far away lands and free-living artists.

Designers such as Intropia and Mes Demoiselles have produced some fantastic prints for SS18 that are sure to add some boho-chic and effortless safari-sass to your wardrobe.


The allure of abstract is simply too much for everyone at Stanwells, so we’ve just had to include it among our collection.

Inspired by art from across the 20th century, this broad fashion style comprises of a huge range of colours and shape that never fail to make any clothing piece pop.

Dhela offer some flirty, floaty abstract dresses that are perfect standout summer pieces, while the stunning prints of Laura Orchant lavish colour and abstract designs across her silken, luxury scarf collection.


Sometimes you just want to keep it simple, so it’s just as well that stripes are ever-present among pattern trends.

Whether vertical or horizontal, the clean appearance of stripes have encompassed fashion for many years. From the nautical inspired striping synonymous with Jean Paul Gaultier to the colourful twist on the style by Paul Smith, there’s a reason that stripes refuse to die.

This season the likes of Chinti and Parker and Maison Labiche have produced some amazing light knitwear and long tees that are perfect for layering around the unpredictable British weather.


Chevron might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a classic for a reason – and this year it’s among the hottest of summer 2018 prints.

Consisting of repeated ‘V’ shaped patterns that form eye-catching, almost geometric-style shapes, you’ll often come across chevron in a mesmerising mix of colours.

In SS18 the likes of Cecilie Copenhagen have incorporated the pattern into some truly stunning designs that you’ll definitely want to sneak into your suitcase.


No spring-summer collection would be complete without the inclusion of some floral patterns. If anything embodies the spirit of summer fashion styles, it’s got to be floral.

From subtle hints to bold prints, you’re going to see floral featuring a lot in SS18 collections, so why not catch the train before it leaves the station?

Designers such as Boutique Moschino and Go Silk offer a range of tops and dresses that are the picture of summer style.


Which SS18 trends are you keeping tabs on? Which are your favourite patterns and prints?

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