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5 OF THE BEST POSTCARD PRINTS

July 1, 2019

So, there aren’t many items that shout summer quite as loud as a colorful print. There’s something about vibrant patterns and flawless sunshine that just go together, ya know? For SS19, postcard styles have become big news. Think of it as a move-on from your classic Hawaiian with bold, vintage-style imagery. Check out five of the best statement-making picks on site RN.
A picture of a Polo Ralph Lauren postcard-print shirt. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a Polo Ralph Lauren postcard-print shirt. Available at ASOS.

Sailing the high steez

First up, we absolutely must mention the revere-collar shirt. Crossing the boundary between smart-casual and beach-bound party boy effortlessly, it’s a hero piece of any summer wardrobe. Check out the intricately detailed print above from Polo Ralph Lauren. With heavy tropical vibes interlaced with boats, it’s a subtle nod to the brand’s love of sailing motifs (remember the CP-93 capsule collection?). Not to mention a certified banger of a print.
A picture of a Hawaiian print co-ord by Santa Cruz, available at ASOS.

A picture of a Hawaiian print co-ord by Santa Cruz, available at ASOS.

Coordinated class

A revere shirt is a good start for living a more vibrant life, but if you wanted to reach peak-summer vibes, a co-ord might be the one for you. Board-sports specialist Santa Cruz is renowned for its iconic graphics, and this fiery two-piece is no exception. It’s an outfit built for catching eyes poolside, but that shirt works just as well with some cropped chinos if you want to impress at dinner and drinks too.
A picture of a pair of postcard-print shorts. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a pair of postcard-print shorts. Available at ASOS.

Keep it short

It's not just your top half that's getting the postcard treatment. With a seemingly endless choice of shirts to choose from, opting for a printed pair of shorts is an easy way of refreshing your look. Plus, with a design this busy down below featuring so many different colors, you’ve basically got infinite matching opportunities. A classic black or white tee will make the most of the details, but in a summer ruled by bright colors, opt for a washed purple or even an orange to really make this outfit pop. Your choice.
A picture of a blue revere-collar shirt with an oversized parrot print. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a blue revere-collar shirt with an oversized parrot print. Available at ASOS.

Get the birds

Alternatively, it’s not all about busy prints — an oversized graphic can make just as much of an impact. For poolside and beach looks, try this parrot shirt with a pair of swim shorts. Add a cap in a washed-out yellow hue for scoring big on the matching game. For night-time living, a pair of skinny denim shorts in black or white (careful with those cocktails) will keep this graphic content living its best life.
A picture of a revere-collar shirt featuring an oriental-style print. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a revere-collar shirt featuring an oriental-style print. Available at ASOS.

The bolder, the better

This last piece, from graphic specialists Jaded London, could be considered an expert-level move in terms of working with color. Fiery hues backed up with a psychedelic print — this is a shirt to be seen in, for sure. Now, it can be difficult to work with a design as optically engaging as this, so tone it down that little bit by pairing it with your fave denim. Easy peasy. 

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