Find it in Print

From polka dots to plaid, prints are one of the easiest ways to make a bold fashion statement. Whether subdued or shockingly loud, there is a print that will fit just about anyone’s style. Click through our slideshow for some great ideas on how to integrate this trend into your wardrobe. Our No. 1 rule? Have fun with it!


Pattern Recognition

The patterned dress shirt is an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe. Take a cue from this fresh fashionista and wear it all buttoned up and tucked into some fitted black pants with menswear-inspired shoes for a totally up-to-the-minute look. For a more professional spin, pair with wide-legged trousers.

Check Point

The classic houndstooth pattern is back in a big way. This style is chic, eye-catching and so versatile. Whether classically black and white or in a fun blue as seen here, whether the pattern is tiny or oversized, one thing is for sure; this look is hot hot hot!

Hello, Dotty

There’s just something about polka dots that is so playful and fun but yet still very polished. Go with a more ladylike silhouette as seen here to avoid looking too cutesy. Pair your polka dots alongside solid, neutral pieces for maximum sophistication.

Plaid Party

Gone are the days when plaid flannel shirts were just for lumberjacks! Take a cue from these two fellows and wear your favourite plaid shirt unbuttoned with jeans and a crisp white T-shirt for a relaxed, casual and very cool look. For a dressier occasion, wear underneath a sweater or with a solid coloured tie.

Suit Check

A good plaid suit is a sartorial splendour on a man. It is dapper, distinctive and, best of all, completely unexpected. This gentleman boldly pairs his with a complementary plaid tie. If this look is a little too wild for you, go for a more subtly printed plaid suit, perhaps in a darker shade. For a more casual look, break up the components and wear separately.