Summer's Greatest Prints

Polka dots and stripes may be year-round favorites, but warmer months call for a little more whimsy. Enter: seasonally inclined prints.

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Guys

Slim Short, $36, asos.com.
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Jewel tones and a black backdrop make this tropical print totally wearable, parrots and all.

Lobster Print Short-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt by CPO, $29, urbanoutfitters.com.
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You don't have to go full nautical to add a bit of an aquatic twist to your wardrobe. Some crustaceans will do just fine.

Lighthouse Chino Shorts, $15, landsend.com.

Skip the anchor print: this rope pattern is a fresh take on the sailor-inspired look.

Lionel Buttondown Shirt, $48, vans.com.
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A a bit of summer kitsch is fully realized in a lawn chair-printed button-down.

Jelly Fish Print Chino Shorts, $26, boohoo.com.

In a sandy shade of off-white these chinos have surprising wearability. Pair them with your favorite worn-in black T-shirt and you're set.

Sailboat Print Jersey Relaxed Fit Polo Shirt, $99, bloomingdales.com.
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Whether you wear this shirt to a marina for some sea time or simply to your favorite fish taco spot, it always gives off a breezy warm weather vibe.

Pineapple Print Denim Shorts, $102, farfetch.com.
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Guys, it's time to give denim shorts a chance—especially if they are printed with tons of tiny pineapples.

Little America Backpack, $180, herschelsupply.com.

Whether you're toting it to the beach or taking it along on a road trip, this tropical-inspired backpack makes for a festive carry-all.

Girls

Light Seas, Cool Breeze Dress, $60, modcloth.com.
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Whether you're attending a regatta or simply lounging by a lake, a boat-themed dress is perfectly on-theme.

Printed Pyjama Style Shirt, $80, topshop.com.

Birds of paradise have their own charm, especially on a tailored blouse.

Pineapple Print Bermuda Shorts, $29, zara.com.

Crisp cotton shorts are a wardrobe necessity when temperatures soar—and pineapples make them even sweeter.

Fru Fru Caju Fruit-Print Silk Top by Isolda, $187, matchesfashion.com.
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Fun fact: the caju fruit is what cashews are harvested from. They also make a cheerful print.

Fish Print Playsuit by Ultràchic, $258, farfetch.com.
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A multicolored playsuit is the perfect way to channel your childhood favorite character, Rainbow Fish.

Pink Flamingo Skirt by Partyskirts, $275, shopbop.com.

No skirt could be more appropriate for sipping a glass of rosé outside on a summer evening.

Fish Print Silk Bomber Jacket by Sea, $505, nordstrom.com.

When picking a light jacket you'll want to wear all season long, don't be afraid to forgo the basic option in favor of something with a little more personality.

Seagull-Print Bucket Bag by Max Mara, $531, matchesfashion.com.

A seaside-inspired print gives a classic white bucket bag a fun twist: consider this your go-to summer purse.

Patterned Tank Top, $10, hm.com.

A reptilian print is bound to make an impact. Layer a tank under a light denim jacket or make it your hot day uniform.

From: Seventeen
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