Animal prints with florals or tribal patterns beneath stripes – being experimental creates a relaxed, eclectic vibe which is now less hippy and more high-fashion. A bright printed scarf will jazz up any plain black bikini and a chintzy, pretty-in-pink patterned dress can have serious attitude when you layer it with a contrasting bandanna or scarf-belt and cowboy boots… Celebs like Whitney Port are already taking tips from the catwalk and leading the way. Topshop is especially good at creating bolder pieces.
(Marc by Marc Jacobs)
(Whitney Port and Mischa Barton)
(first 7 items Topshop; last two New Look)