Fresh Prints of Summer

Punctuate your seasonal ensembles with prints — polka dots, plaids, florals and geometrics.



Miyoshi wears a graphic-print dress ($30) by Fashion Love from A Woman’s Touch Fashions.

 

As the dog days of summer set in and unrelenting heat leaves you panting for sartorial relief, punctuate your ensembles with an exclamation point. Whether light or bright, colors can struggle to stand out against the season’s visual landscape dominated by green and gray. To boost the impact, add a print piece. From polka dots, plaids and paisleys to animal skins, florals and geometrics, prints charming and debonair are easy to find in pants, tops, dresses and accessories. Prints are fun and functional, sometimes slimming and trimming the body and always energizing outfits with an instant injection of drama.

 

Brian wears wool pants by Riviera ($195) and a print shirt by Bugatchi ($149) from Heinz Healey’s.

 

Miyoshi wears a python-print dress ($740) by La ChiaraBoni, a clutch ($190) with crystal flower closure by Lauren Merkin from Lintons at The Waterfront and a gladiator-style cuff bracelet ($14.99) from A Woman’s Touch Fashions.

 

Emme wears a butterfly-print dress ($60) by Winter Water Factory and the Blue Angel necklace ($322) by BUBA from The Picket Fence.

 

Emme wears floral-print leggings ($36) by Room Seven Truus, a lilac dot tank ($16.50) by Tea Collection from The Picket Fence and a blossom headband ($10) by Starr Thomas from A Woman’s Touch Fashions. Miyoshi wears geometric leggings ($15) by Fashion Diary and a white pleated tunic ($29.99) by Jerry T. from A Woman’s Touch Fashions.

 

Emme wears the Lorraine dress ($68) by Lilly Pulitzer from The Picket Fence and a necklace ($19.99) by enVime from A Woman’s Touch Fashions.

 

Miyoshi wears a cotton-knit top ($175) by Belford and trousers ($115) by Equestrian from Lintons at The Waterfront. Brian sports an insect-print T-shirt ($125) by J. Lindberg and jeans ($198) by J. Brand from MODA.

 

Brian wears athletic pants ($195) and a print jacket ($345) by Theory over a dark-gray embroidered beetle T-shirt ($85) by J. Lindeberg from MODA.

 

Miyoshi wears a maxi dress ($159) by Desigual from Maxalto and a sunhat ($69) by Something Special.



 

  • Photos by Laura Petrilla
  • Hair + makeup by Rachael Ryan



 

The Stores:

A Woman’s Touch Fashions
2037 Noble St., Swissvale; 412/871-3675

Heinz Healey’s
160 Fifth Ave., downtown; 412/281-5115

Lintons at the Waterfront
146 W. Bridge St., Homestead; 412/461-2600, lintonswaterfront.com

Maxalto
5426½ Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/683-0508, maxaltofashion.com

MODA
5401 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/681-8640, modapittsburgh.com

The Picket Fence
5425 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/246-0350, picketfenceshadyside.com
 

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