Choosing your spring-summer shirt prints can be overwhelming due to the variety of options that are available. I have outlined some of my favourite graphics that will get you through this season.
Prints are very seasonal; my advice would be to select a graphic that works for you and look after it, you can wear it every year while topping up your collection with the newest print trends.
Discover some of my favourite prints that will lend themselves perfectly to your spring-summer wardrobe.
I’ve always had a love for Hawaiian shirts. They are the forgotten sibling in the printed shirt world. Their charm comes from the lack of appreciation and overtly unapologetically bold print. They get such a bad rep when compared to the other summer prints; maybe it is because the style is something your annoying uncle would wear on his holiday destination to Greece, wearing it open mind you, with his beer belly hanging out.
Retro and classic the bowling stripe adds a vintage touch to your spring summer look. Characterised by the exaggerated block down the middle and revere collar.
If you are not a fan of nature-inspired prints, stripes are your best bet. A spring-summer essential, available in a wide range of variations from pinstripe, block stripe, to 90s retro stripes. Your only choice is deciding what colour combination to choose. Go classic with navy or opt for the seasonal route. For more inspiration check out the vertical stripes trend.
Decorate your shirt with a collection of small and large sized polka dots
What better way to celebrate the return of the sun with a floral print. Spoilt for choice in the variations of designs and flower types to choose. When wearing floral print, make sure you select the right print style the wrong decision will take you from graphic design to your grandma’s wallpaper very quickly.
The nature category encompasses all the other print designs that you can find. Such as fruit and animals. Who doesn’t love to have a pineapple print repeated across their shirt? Exotic shirts strive best on beach holidays, where the scenery matches the nature-inspired designs.
Geometric prints celebrate angular lines and shape patterns. Reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s interior designs, geometric patterns are perfect for a guy who wants a modern print design for his spring-summer shirt collection.
Straight from an ethnic tribe, tribal prints create a busy attention-grabbing style. The designs are cryptic and full of psychedelic colour and patterns.
Baroque and elaborate paisley prints fit into this category, adding a bold, dramatic story to your shirt.
Exotic prints feature a vibrant colour palette with green being the feature tone, leaf and unusual plant life decorate this shirt print for a nature-inspired look.
Blowing up the classic paisley-print bandana into a summer shirt silhouette.
Celebrate the summer season with an explosion of colour with a DIY tie dye effect.
What are some of your favourite summer prints?