This Week I Love …

watercolor prints

… watercolor prints.

My two favorite styles of print are opposite from one another: I love a great black and white geometric, but I also swoon over blurry, abstract, organic watercolor prints. And the latter just seems like such a natural choice for the warm, lazy days of summer. Here are some gorgeous watercolor print items that have caught my eye:


Land’s End Slub Jersey Floral Art Tee$29

I’ve been ogling this tee for MONTHS, since I just love the rich colors and simple design. It would be so fun with shorts for summer wear, but will also pair nicely with sweaters and slacks for fall and winter. And, as always with LE, it comes in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes.

Kate Spade Merit Pencil Skirt

Kate Spade Marit Pencil Skirt – $147.20

Such elegant muted tones. Many of which do horrible things to my own complexion, but could certainly be worn away from my face in a skirt. Also love the little pops of turquoise, which would make a teal blouse or sweater look marvelous with this pencil skirt. Size 10 available. More sizes available here for $184.99. Kate Spade also did this print in a mixed media top and pointed-toe pumps.

old navy watercolor scarf
Old Navy Watercolor Print Scarf

Get a load of those lush blue chrysanthemums. This 50″ x 50″ square scarf will look gorgeous with greens and blues but also pair perfectly with magenta, purple, and tan. A great bet for lightweight summer scarf wearing. Also love this watercolor floral scarf from Vince Camuto, in pink/orange, blue/green, and ivory/tan variations.

watercolor plus size skinny jean

Levi’s Plus Size Legging$47.99

Not for the shy and retiring, to be sure, but imagine these with an untucked white tee and jean jacket. Or rolled-sleeve chambray shirt. A gorgeous print, perfectly summery, and great for statement-making. In sizes 16W – 24W.

ivy and blu watercolor dress

Ivy & Blu Multi Color Dot Print Dress$148

Although many watercolors are florals, some are more abstract like this multicolor dot print. With so much white it might be harder to transition this dress to fall or winter wear, but it will brighten up your spring and summer, to be sure. This frock is on the short side at 34.5″ inches in length which may make it ideal for petites or long-waisted figures. In sizes 0 – 16.

jones new york watercolor blouse

Jones New York Petite Cowl Neck Blouse$24.99

And even more abstract but still watercolor-y in nature is this drapey sleeveless top. In addition to being floral, many watercolor prints also feature pale, washed-out colors but this print shows how rich, bold shades can be utilized, too. Only 14P left, and such a bargain! For the flip side, check out this high-contrast watercolor floral from J.Crew – sleeveless silk for $98, and comes in petites and talls.

steven anibel sandal

Steven Anibell$109

“Edgy” and “watercolor” don’t often go hand-in-hand, but with these sandals you can have both. Just add a white tee, distressed boyfriend jeans, and a chunky necklace for a killer summer outfit. Or pair with a Little Black Dress for a night on the town. In US sizes 6 – 10. Couldn’t find many flats but these watercolor rose print ballet flats are cute.

She's Something Else Dress

Modcloth She’s Something Else Dress$157.99

Wouldn’t have expected a longer hemline at Modcloth, but this one runs between 38″ and 42″ in length. That’s a pretty deep V, but could be worked around with a zippy yellow camisole or a few quick stitches to bring the neckline up a bit. I love the idea of pulling the gray from this pattern for a handbag or shoes, but it would also pair well with bold red or a saturated pastel. In sizes 2 – 14.  Modcloth has many other watercolor print dresses and clothes, including several in plus sizes.

Are you a watercolor print aficionado? Any other sources to check? (I expected to find a few at Anthropologie, but struck out.) Do you love watercolor florals or prefer the abstracts?

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4 Responses to “This Week I Love …”

  1. crtfly


    Lands End has ballet flats and sling back flats in the same design as the tee. Maybe you saw them and decided they are too flat. I know my feet wouldn’t put up with them.

    But just calling your attention to them in case you didn’t see them.

    I love silk scarves with a sunflower watercolor motif. Type silk watercolor sunflower scarf into Google and then take a look at the images page that comes up in the search. Beautiful, beautiful.


  2. Natalia Lialina

    I love how you wear dresses! It’s always a hit. Your pairing stripes with watercolor makes me want to go and dig my closet for some fun pairing too! 🙂

  3. SDawsonH

    I have the Land’s End tee and I love it! You look great and wear florals well.