Now, what do you think is the item that takes up the most space in our wardrobes in Traffic People HQ (outside of a ridiculous shoe collection)? Print. But not just any old printed garment can slide past the uptight bouncer on our wardrobe doors—of course, they must be inspired by vintage shapes and patterns. We have enough prints for every day of the week (maybe even a fortnight or quarter), so it's rare to see us in wearing anything but a pattern perfect piece.
Here at TP, we firmly believe our new season prints are the perfect pieces to see us through the heady days of summer into early autumn and beyond. Apologies if you find the idea of thinking ahead to winter too painful, but for us, it has become a practical necessity for shopping smartly during the sales and through to early autumn. While there's nothing wrong with investing in those warm-weather saviours, we like to try and choose things that will not only look fab during chilly autumn but will continue to work hard right through to the colder days of winter.
This is where florals come in to their own, but I hear you say, Florals in winter!?? This is where we take florals into a moodier hue with autumnal rusts, yellows and greens entering our closets.
The Fallen Dress in Beige £130
Simplicity is the key when it comes wearing high impact prints such as a bold floral or a gorgeous geometric. Opt for an unfussy silhouette that will see you through the seasons to come, such as Traffic People all time classic - the Bianca Jumpsuit.
The Bianca Jumpsuit £89
This wardrobe hero, the jumpsuit, can be easily layered for the unpredictable British weather (just think of the money you can save on tights!) and the print transitions well from day to evening for when those last-minute invites hit your desk.
If you’re thinking that florals are just not your bag and maybe it would be best if you went all out monochrome, hold fire! Print can be worked into your wardrobe in a more subtle way. Welcome the polka dot, it has been hiding in the background to our more standout prints but it could be your winter hero. Go for a polka dot that runs through the fabric in the same colour to give your outfit a point of difference, like in our standout maxi for this season, The Fallen Dress.
The Fallen Polka Dot Dress £165
For those of you who are not afraid to standout, animal print remains a key trend for this autumn but this time, with a TP twist embracing the autumnal jewel colour tones of moss green, pink and mustard. Animal print is an easy way to turn up the volume on your daywear, with a boho style blouse the Folklore top.
The Animal Print Folklore Top £69
For the even bolder of print lovers among you, team it with another TP favourite, fringing. Even the print shy can embrace animal print by adding it to your outfit with a simple accessory such as scarf or bags.
The 70s is one of the major trends we are embracing this season and this era is certainly know for it’s love of a good print. We are embracing the tile inspired look in our interpretation. Fortune favours the bold with this look. This is where you can take co-ords (and channel your inner Cher) to the next level by teaming a tunic dress and a pair of flares. These make great investment pieces after all; you easily get 3 outfits in two pieces.