Every spring, I tell myself this will be the year I stick to a capsule of minimal basics, but then I see one printed midi dress and I'm over my dream of a beige and white summer wardrobe. This year, in particular, I've been gravitating towards statement prints thanks to their mood-boosting qualities—a rainbow midi dress may do nothing in the grand scheme of things, but nonetheless I do find colour and prints can have an impact on my daily outlook.
There are five prints, in particular, this summer that are making me smile, with several coming from the capital of uplifting clothing: Copenhagen. This city's fashion scene might be relatively small, but it is largely responsible for the look-at-me midi dresses and throw-it-all-together aesthetic that now dominates our Instagram feeds. Brands like Ganni have shown us that wearing prints and colour can be surprisingly easy, so long as you opt for simple silhouettes that have a throw-on appeal to them. Case in point? The brand's seersucker midi dress in a sherbert-hued check that has been tempting me all summer.
Keep scrolling for five prints that I'm certain will put a smile on your face.