Nature has always been a big inspiration for spring trends but, this season, designers have gone wild for it.
Forget dainty blooms and freshly mown lawns and think bountiful, overgrown wilderness.
Catwalks came alive for spring with bold fruits, super-sized blooms, birds in flight and even a flurry of insects and bugs.
Celebrities Alexa Chung, Rihanna and Lily Allen have all been sporting garden-esque print gowns on the red carpets.
Essentially, this is a trend that’s all about having fun with prints – an injection of these larger-than-life patterns is the easiest way to wake up your wardrobe this season.
British summertime is officially under way so take inspiration from the great outdoors.
Tangerine, lime and lemon aren’t only the new hot colours for this season, the fruits themselves are going it large in delicious prints.
While Prada had fun with bold bananas, Stella McCartney wowed with citrus fruits and things got a little juicy at Betsey Johnson with strawberry, pineapple and grape references.
Fruity prints will be adding a retro edge to spring pieces on the high street.
Go as bold as you dare with this look, from dainty berries and cherries to super-sized lemons and apples. Think Katy Perry kitsch and you’re on the right track.
If you like the concept but think you’ll look more ‘fruitcake’ than fruity fashionista, use accessories.
And if Charlotte Olympia’s £950 fruit platforms push your budget, try the affordable range of fruity trinkets and charms on the high street to add a quirky edge.
Watch the birdie... butterflies and birds are the carefree way to do this season’s natural selection.
Alexander McQueen’s catwalk gowns and heels flaunted life-sized butterfly appliqués and Miu Miu showcased a graceful swan print dress. These prints are much more subtle than other nature-inspired trends – look out for dainty versions, such as repetitive mini swallow patterns or sheer, delicate butterfly looks.
And forget structured workwear style pieces, this trend works best with casual looks like floaty summer dresses or blouses for a nod to Seventies hippy chic.
If you want to be more adventurous, fly with bolder bird of prey prints.
No matter if you have an aversion to creepy crawlies, insects are this season’s surprise fashion hit.
Fun and unusual, even arachnophobics can indulge in this quirky print trend.
From teeny ladybirds and dainty dragonflies to eye-catching bugs and beetles, it all works – just make sure your insects are colourful.
Go too monochromatic or dark and you’re at risk of stepping into spooky Hallowe’en territory.
This season’s insects are ideal for curvy girls who should avoid extremely busy prints and opt for scattered print styles to flatter your figure.
There’s only one way to come up smelling of roses this season... with super-sized blooms.
These floral prints are so lush, they look like they’ve been grown in a hothouse.
Erdem, D&G and Cacharel’s catwalks were blooming with vibrant colour using bold florals and the high street have followed suit with overgrown bloom prints.
Just like a wild bouquet, this is one trend where mixing up your blooms by clashing two different prints can work really well.
Just make sure the colours and tones still complement each other, without being too matchy-matchy.
Take inspiration from Alexander McQueen’s applique and try pop-up flower details on occasionwear dresses or shoes for a real summer talking point.