If you’re ever stumped on what to wear, we suggest having these five timeless prints on hand to do the legwork. We’ve spotted all of these prints on style icons, notable runways, and fashion insiders alike, and are fairly certain you’ll find a place for all five in your wardrobe. Scroll through for a curated shopping roundup that will hopefully give your closet just the refresh it’s needed. Enjoy!
If ever there were a print that could add instant polish to an outfit, it’s this one. From nautical to Parisian to mod, and more—no matter how you describe your personal style, stripes are completely relevant to your look.
Floral is the instant outfit uplift and ultimate feminine go-to. You probably already have a few (if not many) floral-print pieces lying around, which is great, because it’s safe to say this fresh print will never go out of style.
Aside from its prep school implications, plaid is smart to always have on hand because it’s the perfect print to build your look around. It’s bold enough to style with solid separates, and enough of a statement to wear on its own. Sounds like the perfect closet catch, if you ask us.
By Malene Birger Costanza Checked Silk-Crepe Pencil Skirt ($350)
We’d wear this swoon-inducing skirt with a silk t-shirt and ankle-strap heels.
We’ll never get over polka dots, and why should we? They’re fun, feminine, and flirty all at once, and great for layering into your look. Whether it’s via a ruffled blouse for the office, or a full skirt for the weekend, we’re certain you’ll be glad to invest in this ladylike print.
Animal-print is insanely versatile—perfect for plush coats, slinky dresses, ankle boots, and more, it looks good on just about everything and everyone. Even if you don’t consider yourself the sartorially adventurous type, a thin belt or simple button-down shirt can still look in context with your vibe.