Twit-twoo! Owl prints invade the fashion world (along with cartoon prints and polka dots)

Hot on the heels of the Crayola nail polish I blogged about recently (not forgetting the amazing Ryan Gosling colouring in book) comes grown-up fashion that’s been inspired by childhood.

First up, we have the invasion of the owls. Didn’t you get the memo? Butterflies and swallows are so last season (*whispers* I’ll still be rocking my butterfly and swallow prints despite what those in-the-know say). Our nocturnal feathered friends were big in the 70s (my mum used to make fab macramé wall hangings) and they’ve been popping up all over kids’ clothes and décor for a while now. But now they’ve flown onto our clothes too. What a hoot! (Sorry)

Owl jumper, George at ASDA, owl print top, owl trend

Owl jumper, £10, George At Asda

Owl t-shirt, Marks and Spencer, owl print fashion

Limited Edition Owl print tee, £25, Marks and Spencer

Owl print ASOS dress, skater dress, owl print fashion

Owl print skater dress, £40, ASOS

Next we have cartoon print. Cheryl Cole stepped out wearing this ASOS Batman print dress last week and there are loads of t-shirts inspired by comic books. I’m hanging out for a Beano dress – Minnie The Minx anyone?

Cheryl Cole Wears ASOS Batman Dress, ASOS, cartoon print fashion

Lazy Oaf Batman dress, £60, ASOS

New Look Minnie Mouse t-shirt, cartoon fashion, Cheryl Cole

Ombré Minnie tank top, £7, New Look

Phillip Lim, Cheryl Cole, cartoon print fashion

3.1 Phillip Lim Ka-Pow t-shirt, £160, My Wardrobe

Lastly, the fashion world is going dotty for polka dots, which for a long time have been limited to kids’ clothes (and of course Mr Tumble’s spotty bag) but even had a whole spread dedicated to them in this week’s Grazia magazine. So they must be super on-trend.

River Island polka dot blazer, spotty clothes, polka dot fashion

Blue Polka Dot Blazer, £40, River Island

Louise Gray at Topshop jacket, polka dot jacket, sequin jacketLouise Gray at Topshop Polka Dot Sequin Jacket, £165, Topshop

Dorothy Perkins bag, polka dot bag, spotty fashion

Cream Spotty Bag, £19.50, Dorothy Perkins



  1. HonestMum
    August 27, 2012 / 9:56 am

    Loving your picks-that spotty handbag is totes cool!

    • August 29, 2012 / 9:24 am

      Thanks! Yes the bag is fab, but I’m very tempted to buy the Louise Gray jacket…

  2. August 27, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    I also will be wearing my beautiful butterfly print dresses again this season (I’ll just call it retro chic)! But so loving the dotty Dotty P’s handbag. I have an opening in my life for a spotty handbag, off to have a look on-line!

    • August 29, 2012 / 9:26 am

      They have them in-stock on the website. It would be such a lovely way to lift a plan outfit, wouldn’t it? (And LOVING retro-chic!)

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