The Only Prints That Matter in 2022

So wearable.
Imaxtree / JW Anderson SS22

I’m a self-confessed prints lover, so you can bet that if there’s a pattern trending for the season I’ll know about it.

While there’s something classic about neutrals, block colours and basics, I have an incomparable love for prints. More is more, if you ask me.

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Gingham, checks, tie-dye, marble – you name it, I’ve worn it. So when it came to doing my research for the new season ahead, it barely felt like work.

Christian Cowan SS22 check print
Christian Cowan SS22 / Imaxtree

While dopamine dressing is huge for spring summer 2022, so too are poppy prints. Some you may have noticed patterns like logos, which have been huge throughout winter, and animal prints, which are just timeless.

Wavy prints are a new addition to the most popular patterns however, and they’re so wearable.

Let’s delve further into the prints that matter for spring summer 2022 and how you can embrace them now.

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Check Mate

Carolina Herrera SS22 prints trend
Carolina Herrera SS22 / Imaxtree

Checks might be one of the most versatile and long-lasting prints ever, but they’re definitely going to be even bigger this summer.

You can wear them pretty much anywhere, so make the most of it.


Oversized Fit Blazer, £150, Cos – buy now

Pleated Trousers, £99, Cos – buy now

Ganni Women's Seersucker Check Mini Dress - Azure Blue

Seersucker Dress, £215, Ganni – buy now

Topshop Petite mini check midi smock dress in brown

Petite mini check midi smock dress in brown, £40, Topshop – buy now


Jason Wu SS22 / Imaxtree

Tie-dye has had an adult update this season.

While it used to be reserved for festival dwellers, fashion girls are adopting it for SS22.

Revive tie-dye cotton shirt

Revive Tie-dye Cotton Shirt, £30, Taztopia – buy now

Pleated tie-dye midi slip dress Monki

Pleated Tie-dye Midi Slip Dress, £30, Monki – buy now

Angels logo-patch bucket hat

Angels logo-patch bucket hat, £55, Fiorucci – buy now

Making Waves

Rixo ss22 wavy print

You can thank House of Sunny at least in part for the emergence of the wavy print.

Hockney Abstract-Pattern Stretch-Knit Midi Dress, £115, House of Sunny at Selfridges – buy now

Hockney Abstract-Pattern Stretch-Knit Midi Dress, £115, House of Sunny at Selfridges – buy now

Off-Shoulder Top, £15, Monki – buy now

Tillie wave-print midi dress

Tillie wave-print midi dress, £225, Rixo – buy now

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JW Anderson stripes trend/ Imaxtree
JW Anderson / Imaxtree

Stripes might feel like an old print trend, but we’re still embracing them.

JW Anderson, Etro and Alaia updated the trend with the addition of tassels, while Fendi embraced colour with statement stripes.

Cut-out back striped dress Mango

Cut-out back striped dress, £69.99, Mango – buy now

Lorna Blue Striped Alpaca Blend Zip Collar Sweater

Lorna Blue Striped Alpaca Blend Zip Collar Sweater, £95, Kitri – buy now

Collared sweatshirt H&M

Collared sweatshirt, £19.99, H&M – buy now

Animal Prints

Valentino ss22 prints trend
Valentino SS22 / Imaxtree

Animal print was splashed across the runway at Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Stella McCartney, with tiger stripes in particular making an appearance time and time again.

Feeling fierce? This one’s for you.

Ganni Women's Printed Cotton Poplin Shirt - Light Lilac

Cotton Poplin Shirt, £165, Ganni – buy now

Inez Abstract Tiger Midi Dress Whistles

Inez Abstract Tiger Midi Dress, £149, Whistles – buy now

Kitri Women's Harlow Animal Print Mini Dress - Animal Print

Harlow Animal Print Mini Dress, £135, Kitri at Coggles – buy now