If you're taking Spring's affinity for all things ladylike to heart, then surely you've taken stock of the season's most shoppable ultrafeminine silhouettes. From dainty collar details to full-skirted dresses, it's all about indulging our girlier side. To keep this trend fresh and just a little bit funky, we've honed in on the form-flattering pencil skirt — scouting out the prettiest, and some of the boldest, printed versions we could find. Dolce & Gabbana sent vibrant veggie-themed skirts down the runway, Prada fired up its leather-infused pencil shape with flames emblazoned on the hem, and Peter Pilotto took bright to the next level with its plethora of cool digital print iterations. The fun, and sometimes fantastical, designs do the work for you, so styling's super simple — just add slick heels and a breezy topper. Want to snag your perfect printed pencil skirt? Shop our top picks in the slideshow now.
While we need no incentive to don our brightest patterns, we understand the hesitancy to take your dressing into full-throttle vibrancy mode. Luckily, we've got Beyoncé on our side, making a serious case for Spring's prettiest, quirkiest, and most impressionable prints. Not convinced? Look to the starlet's recent outing in black-and-white Clements Ribeiro x The Museum of Everything joggers, a BLK DNM blazer, and slick loafers, or for a jolt of multicolored hues, check out Beyoncé's Etro maxi skirt and hot-pink sweater combo for further proof of this trend's statement power. Click through to see how she's worn it six ways, then shop your favorite printed picks at the end of the slideshow.
Erdem Moralioglu presented a collection of romantic, highly decorated dresses and separates for fall 2009. Floral prints with titles like Callie, Narciss and Autumn look fresh against fall's blacks and grays and—at very reasonable price points—are a great way to add a pop of color into your winter wardrobe. We especially love the classic travel vanity case made in partnership with Globe Trotter.