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.
The Sophisticated Print You Can Wear For Work Or Play
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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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Valentino F/W 13
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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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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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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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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.