Florals are as timeless a pattern as they come and grace our wardrobes around this time every year. While a beautiful bouquet of printed blooms are as fawn-worthy as it gets, sometimes a pretty floral just won’t cut it.

If you’re over the flowery fabrics or simply want to bring some edge to your springtime ensembles then we’ve got the patterns you should keep an eye out for.

Each pattern is insta-model approved and perfert for the warmer months where a play on textiles, colours and prints are most appreciated.

polka dotsWhile polka dots never really went out of style, it’s clear to see that they’re back in the fashion spotlight and in a big way (see what I did there). Whether it be black dots on a short sleeve button up or on a pair of sling back heels, this nostalgic pattern can easily be used as an alternative to florals for its fun and classic flair.

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ginghamGingham has a way of transporting us back to nana’s tablecloth for spring lunch spread’s or picnics in the backyard. It’s a classic spring print that is quite versatile depending on its colouring. Black and white gingham can give a sweet yet edgy feel where coloured ginghams of the red, blue, yellow or green variant will have you feeling fresher than a daisy – even Dorothy would be impressed.

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paisleyWhile having almost the same busy yet harmonious affect as florals, paisley patterning takes the overly pretty factor out of the equation. Serving a more bohemian purpose, paisley in rich and earthly colours can work to ground your spring closet without limiting it to the garden bed.

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fruitsSpring is the time flowers blossom and seasonal fruits ripen, so it only makes sense to swap out a bouquet for a fruit basket. Just like the polka dot, fruits like cherries offer a pop of colour or a visual focus in a fun way that won’t let your eyes glaze over.

plaidThis pattern made a big appearance through the suiting craze of the winter months, but if you’re eager to hold onto the print no matter the season, you can keep the trend alive with cuts fit to bask under the sun in. Shorts, skirts, bralettes, breezy blouses are this season’s go-to pieces and with a touch of plaid, you can’t go wrong. This pattern is here to stay and can work as a stylish swap to your commonplace florals.

spliced patterns
If one pattern won’t cut it for you, don’t fret! The solution? Spliced patterns. If you’re looking to really turn up the edge for your next OOTD, then turn to a good splice. Mix gingham and polka dots or a minimalistic floral and a paisley, it’s really up to you. The only rule with this pattern is that there are no rules.

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