Style Forecast: Dreamy Watercolors and Painted on Patterns


There were some truly sensational looks stomping down the Spring runways and we saved our favorite of the trend forecasts for last – the head to toe prints of painterly patterns and gentle watercolors. Designers as diverse as Michael Kors, Acne, Matthew Williamson, Elie Saab, House of Holland and many more each offered up a unique interpretation of this artful style.


And the best thing about this particular trend? There is no need to wait for Spring to road test these styles. Even in bold colors, these versatile prints have a gentle touch which makes them perfect to start transitioning into your winter wardrobe. Just like a carefully chosen and timeless accessory, these are the types pieces that you can rotate through your wardrobe all year long. Below is Doyle & Doyle’s round-up of our favorite artful runway looks paired with similar pieces available in stores that you can wear right now. And, of course, no look would be complete without the perfect handpicked accessory from our Doyle & Doyle collection.


This lavender maxi from Acne’s Spring runway has us channeling Drew Barrymore’s Cinderella in Ever After. We’d love to take this Theysken’s Theory number out for a spin now – perhaps on a date with Prince Charming – paired with opaque tights, a shrunken moto jacket, and our Opal & Diamond Enamel Pendant.


These Elie Saab gowns are equal parts floaty and structured, with bright splashes of color bound by strokes of black – an unusual combination mirrored in this sweet number from ICB. We love it paired with the electric green of the peridot gem in our Heirloom by Doyle & Doyle Scroll Pendant.



The color play in these fabulous Matthew Williamson trousers reminds us of the fiery optics of our Vintage Oval Opal Ring. Wear the look right now with this Elizabeth & James blazer – perfect over denim and paired with this dazzling knuckleduster.


Michael Kors’ painterly pattern of bright blue skies adorned many pieces in his Spring collection. We love the serenity of this beautiful blue on all of the elegantly cut pieces featured, but would probably tone it down a little for winter wear – say with these floral print pants from Suno’s Resort collection. Bring the colors of the sky back in with our Antique Diamond and Aquamarine drops, elegantly fashioned in silver and gold, to complete the look.

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And last, but certainly not least, a watercolor wedding look plucked from the Spring 2013 runway of Monique Lhuillier – perfect for a wintertime resort wedding getaway – paired with our deep blue ocean Sapphire & Diamond filigree ring fashioned in platinum.

What Spring 2013 runway looks you're coveting this coming season? Which pieces can you just not wait to wear?

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