The Sophisticated Print You Can Wear For Work Or Play

They say inspiration can come from anywhere (films, books, music), but today’s trend is derived from an unlikely source: your dining table, and more specifically, your dishware! The striking cobalt blue and white prints we spotted on the Valentino and Just Cavalli runways evoke classic Delft china from the Netherlands, featuring florals or farmhouse scenes that have been popular for centuries.

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    Now the print is rendered in modern, sophisticated silhouettes we can’t wait to wear all summer. This fine china-inspired trend, which Carven referenced in their spring collection with their memorable Toile de Jouy print, is incredibly versatile, whether you want a polished or playful look. Click through our slideshow to shop everything from a slim pencil skirt that’s perfect for the office to a pair of sneakers for a casual chic outfit.



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    PHOTO: 5 Inch And Up

    Sandra Hagelstam

    On Sandra:
    Zara coat; Supermuse Queen of Hearts Blouse ($89); Alexander Wang shoes.

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    PHOTO: Valentino
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    PHOTO: Tuula Vintage

    Jessica Stein

    On Jessica:
    Supermuse dress; Acne clutch; Topshop sandals.

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    PHOTO: Just Cavalli

    Just Cavalli S/S 13

    Woven Printed Top ($435) and Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

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    Printed Trousers ($60)

    Style Zara’s tapered trousers with a fitted, tucked-in top and add lace-up oxfords for a cool, offbeat vibe.

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    Toile de Jouy Blazer ($995)

    The toile print on this blazer adds an element of charm to a polished sleeveless shell and slim trousers.

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    Paul & Joe Sister

    Ode Dress ($245)

    Images of windmills and forest animals appear on this sweet, girly frock, which offers an understated take on the fine china trend.

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    Ralph Lauren Home

    Textured Mosaic Beach Towel ($125)

    As if you needed another reason to hit the nearest beach! Ralph Lauren’s elegant towel simply begs for a resort getaway--or just a stylish day in the sun.

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    Champion Floral Sneakers ($45) in White/Blue

    The classic canvas sneaker gets updated with a floral print. Slip on this pair to liven up a t-shirt and skinny blue jeans.

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    Just Cavalli

    Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

    Just Cavalli’s white leather shorts gives porcelain prints a decidedly cool spin. Wear them with wedge heels for a weekend lunch date.

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    River Silk Blouse ($195)

    Keep this blouse’s distinctive cobalt blue and white print the focal point of your outfit by complementing it with crisp white separates.

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    Diane von Furstenberg

    Floral-Print Leather Wallet ($160)

    The fine china obsession hasn’t escaped accessories. Diane von Furstenberg’s bold printed wallet is an easy way to work the trend into your repertoire.

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    Duro Olowu

    Toile de Jouy-Print Cotton-Blend Skirt ($1165)

    This streamlined pencil skirt means business, but the fanciful print is still utterly feminine and fashionable. Team it with a silky button-down shirt and pointy-toe heels.

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Textured Mosaic Beach Towel

Textured Mosaic Beach Towel

Ralph Lauren Home, $125
River Silk Blouse

River Silk Blouse

McGinn, $195
Toile de Jouy-Print Cotton-Blend Skirt

Toile de Jouy-Print Cotton-Blend Skirt

Duro Olowu, $1165
Printed Trousers

Printed Trousers

Zara, $60
Ode Dress

Ode Dress

Paul & Joe Sister, $245
Toile de Jouy Blazer

Toile de Jouy Blazer

Ruffian, $995
Printed Leather Shorts

Printed Leather Shorts

Just Cavalli, $2020
Floral-Print Leather Wallet

Floral-Print Leather Wallet

Diane von Furstenberg, $160
Queen of Hearts Blouse

Queen of Hearts Blouse

Supermuse, $89
Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt

Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt

Valentino, $3980
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