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FRESH PRINTS

Whether tropical inspired, graphic or simple – this season’s prints are sure to give your summer outfits a lift. Look to Prada, Brioni and Pringle of Scotland as your guide and you can’t go far wrong, says William Oliver

TROPICAL HEAT: BE CONFIDENT AND MIX MODERN HAWAIIAN PRINTS INTO YOUR OFF-DUTY OUTFITS

Don’t try to tone down summer’s main trend. Go all out with matching shorts and tops, or opt for a statement piece paired with neutral tones to make an impact

 

EXOTIC VIBE
This full-on print will get you noticed for all the right reasons. Balance the look with muted chino shorts

CASUAL COOL
Blue Harbour espadrilles
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BEYOND THE PALE
Tonal prints are a great way to work the trend into your look. Pair this light-blue floral shirt with khaki trousers for relaxed summer style

PLAID POWER: WHETHER SMART OR CASUAL, THIS IS A HARDWORKING AND ENDURINGLY STYLISH CHOICE

Traditional checks got an update this season, but this isn’t just a one-off trend. Plaid is a classic look that can be worn year after year, so make a clever investment buy and work the pattern into your down-time wardrobe

UNDERSTATED

A darker coloured micro-check suit is a great way of giving your office outfit a subtle twist without making too much of a statement in the boardroom

THROWBACK STYLE
Create an ‘all-American’ 50s-inspired look with an exploded plaid or retro-check sports jacket

IT TAKES TWO
M&S Collection leather loafers
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SQUARE ROUTE
Linen blazers were made for summer – they’re smart and cool in the heat – and this windowpane-check version is both on trend and timeless

FINE PRINT: SUBDUED PATTERNS WILL GIVE A SMART-CASUAL OUTFIT A DISCERNING SPIN

Subtly patterned shirts are a great way of referencing the trend without completely reworking your personal style

 

WELL SUITED
A shirt or T-shirt in a soft floral print is a simple way to add a summery touch to tailoring

Photography: Eric Frideen / Styling: Gianluca Longo / Grooming: Kota Suizu / Models: Dylan at Elite and Maxime at D1

GOOD GRAPHICS
Wear a geometric-print shirt with a blazer, rolled chinos and trainers for a sophisticated and modern casual office outfit

ON-DECK
Blue Harbour pumps
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SPOT ON

Polka dots feel perfect for summer – wear with shorts or linen trousers for an elegant, dressed-down look

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