Summer Trend: The Ikat Print

ikat print dress

Summer fashion has brought us tons of bright, fun colors in great patterns and prints, and one of the hottest is Ikat. So if you're over polka dots, stripes, paisley, plaid and madras, take a gander at the new pattern on the block. You and Ikat Dress, Mod Cloth ($67, pictured). Girly and sweet in a brick red ikat print, this frock has butterfly sleeves, a drawstring waist, and side hand pockets. Dresses with pockets? Love.

Ikat Skirt, Forever 21 ($17.80). This bright A-line skirt has a wide waistband, with a button-up front. Pair it with a neutral tank for a simple cuteness.

Iko Ikat Romper, Nasty Gal ($48). Wearing a romper can sometimes feel like you're regressing into toddler-hood, but this navy and cream version is quite sophisticated, featuring a sheer racer back and elegant draping.

Ikat Bikini, AE (top & bottom each $15, on sale). Beach time! This string bikini will ensure fun, fun, fun until your daddy takes your T-bird (or Honda or Nissan) away.

Diamond Ikat Plimsoll Sneaker, Urban Outfitters ($20). We're all about the canvas sneaker, and this pastel ikat pair is no exception. Imelda Marcos, move over.