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How to Wear the Trend: The Prettiest Prints for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to experiment with colourful and creative prints. From trusty florals to tropical motifs, here are 20 statement-making patterns that will have you starting off the new season in style.

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Ann Taylor skirt

Fan Favourite

Pair this pleated skirt with a tucked-in blouse or tee for an easy, breezy look.

Skirt, $168 at Ann Taylor and anntaylor.com.

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Guess jacket

City Slicker

A botanical-print anorak with a flattering cinched waist will brighten your commute on rainy days.

Freddy Camo Anorak, $168 at shop.guess.com.

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Ted Baker

On a Roll

Give your travel style an upgrade with a stunning oriental blossom print.

Alayaa travel bag, $375 at Ted Baker London and tedbaker.com.

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Cream of the Crop

With high-rise pants or a pencil skirt, a resort-worthy crop top can put a refreshing twist on a polished outfit.

Top, $29.95 at Dynamite and dynamiteclothing.com.

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Full Bloom

This mixed floral skirt was made for spring flings. Add a simple tee or off-the-shoulder top for an effortlessly romantic effect.

Coach 1941 Mix Print Circle Skirt, $635 at select Coach stores and coach.com.

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Paisley Perfection

The centuries-old motif looks of-the-moment on a sleek cellphone case.

Marc Jacobs Paisley iPhone 7 Case, $65 at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.

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Hot Lines

Simple stripes get a modern makeover in kaleidoscopic form. Balance out this eye-catching top with slim-fit pants in black or white.

Multi Striped Sleeveless Top, $19.99 at Marshalls.

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Collage Major

Mosaic-inspired patchwork meets street wear style on this skater dress with a cool cutout detail.

Forever 21+ Patchwork Dress, $24.90 at Forever 21 and forever21.com.

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Marble Moment

The stone-swirl pattern is still going strong. Sport the trend straight through the end of summer with a pair of marble-print, mirrored-lens shades.

BP. 50 mm sunglasses, $16 at Nordstrom.

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Got Silk?

Tied like a bandana or wrapped tight like a choker necklace, a vibrant scarf is an easy frill that can instantly transform your ensemble.

Echo Rue Foulard Silk Square, $148 at Holt Renfrew.

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Nice Stems

Floral-print pants are a surprisingly versatile pick. Top them with everything from solid hues and denim to embroidered tops and stripes.

Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants, $39.94 at Old Navy and oldnavy.ca.

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To Dye For

This heel offers an haute take on the hippie stand-by. Dress it up with float-y frock or down with blue jeans and a plain white tee. But first, see 7 Rules for Wearing Heels with Jeans.

Astoelian sandal, $49.99 at Call It Spring and callitspring.com.

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Fruit Supply

This playful frock packs a stylish punch that’s part sweet and part sophisticated.

Dress, $320 at Marc Cain and marc-cain.com.

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Mad for Plaid

Shades of berry and baby blue give this classic checkered graphic a seasonal update. Wear it with a chunky cardigan until summer weather sets in.

Camisole, $24 at Joe Fresh and joefresh.com.

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Freshly Picked

An elegant timepiece with a bloom-inspired dial puts a subtle spin on floral prints.

Olivia Burton Floral Watch, $199 at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.

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On the Dot

Romantic ruffles soften an edgy brush-mark motif, making this top a lovely alternative to a standard leopard print.

Splodge Print Ruffle Blouse, $60 at Topshop at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com/topshop.

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Home Run

A pair of tropical-print kicks makes clocking those kilometres a whole lot more fun!

Nike Jungle Print sneakers, $120 at Simons.

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Garden Variety

A shoulder-bearing dress in the season’s most popular colour will take you through the season’s social events in style.

Dress, $88 at Express and express.com.

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New Leaf

Count on this printed blazer to perk up office separates, feminine dresses and even denim with a basic tee.

RW&Co. Leaf-Print Blazer, $149.90 at RW&Co. and rw-co.com.

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Puddle Jumper

A painterly camo print is sure to make a splash when the forecast calls for rain.

Hunter Women’s Original Short Flecktarn Camo Rain Boots, $185 at ca.hunterboots.com.