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Summer 2011 Trend: Fit to Print

DALLAS, Jul 30, 2011/ — One of the biggest fashion stories this season is prints. As a recent article in the New York Times stated “from high design to main street, there is an explosion of surface decoration, whether it is led by riotous color, classic flowers or geometric shapes.”

Paying tribute to the trend is style-setter, Kate Middleton who was spotted wearing prints a plenty during her North American tour leaving fashionistas from coast to coast scrambling to follow her high-low printed cue.

Here, we share our top picks:

Ramp it Up – Take Kate’s slightly more conservative style and add a high-fashion twist by sporting two printed looks together like the Blouse in Autumn Beautiful Autumn with the Zip Front Skirt in Sap Stained Wood from Tucker by Gaby Basora. Keep the look from overwhelming by pairing with a simple understated clutch and a pair of solid stilettos.

Grab and Go – For those afraid to take the printed plunge, adding an accessory can be an easy way to work the trend into your everyday. Echo Design pulls from ethnic, animal and tribal influences to create unique and eye-popping patterns. Our favorite? – the Bright African Print Beach Sack.