Bold, punchy prints ruled the Spring 2013 collections, with designers like Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, and Proenza Schouler all sending gorgeous, eye-catching patterns down their runways. And while it's not the easiest trend to pull off, when done correctly, it's a look that will strike gold.
Ease into the trend by sticking to one key piece (like a bold printed blouse or knee-length dress) and keeping your accessories simple, like with nude or black heels. The trick is to keep all eyes on the print, so balancing it with a crisp, solid hue is the way to go. If you're feeling even more brave, then try mixing your patterns: a striped top tucked into floral skinnies looks fresh and fun, and as long as you keep everything in the same color family, you can't fail. For hot-off-the-runway examples of perfect Spring '13 prints, plus the best pieces to snap up now, just click through.