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FEMAIL picks out the best psychedlic prints for effortless style this season 

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What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks the best psychedelic prints for effortless style this season

  • Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice for embracing the psychedlic prints trend
  • British style expert recommends buying a bold high neck midi dress
  • She reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the seasonal trend










THE ANTIDOT TO LOUNGE WEAR

I’m bored of the basics. From casual wear or loungewear or whatever it is, we call it. I’m done with elastic waistbands and leggings and all the gloomy coziness. After a year of coordinating face masks with austere collections, it seemed as if designers had forgotten that fashion is about escape. Fortunately they remembered it. Step forward psychedelics – the biggest names in fashion are here to expand our minds.

DESIGNER SWIRLS

Just look at Raf Simons’ SS21 show. Headed Teenage Dreams, it was crammed with head-to-toe distorted curls and colors on cape coats, turtlenecks and wide-leg pants. It seems someone has also scared Dries Van Noten and Valentino, while Prada and Anna Sui are continuing the trend into fall.

Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice for embracing the psychedlic print trend at every opportunity this season. Pictured: Dress, £5.99, zara.com; mules, £39, kurtgeiger.com

BACK TO THE 60S

Few of us are strangers to print. The Beatles opened their Apple Boutique in London in 1967, serving hand-woven kaleidoscopic silks, satins and velvets to the cool young stuff of the capital. By the 1970s, designers such as Halston and YSL had taken over. Then, unfortunately, psychedelics seemed to lose their cool. Now it’s back.

NEW LOOK PRINT

Psychedelia circa 2021 has kept its 1970s free love and liberation connotations, while consciously striving to be sleeker and more modern. The fun, playful print is on slim-cut dresses, shirts, pants and skirts. It’s a ‘go bold or go home’ trend. Wear it from head to toe like I’m here in this dress from Zara.

SHOP THE TREND NOW…

Michael Kors on zalando.nl

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Raf Simons on matchesfashion.com

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