In the 1980s, women’s fashion was all about power: suits, sharp shoulders, and menswear trousers to command attention. In the 1990s, fashion centered around sex appeal: slinky slip dresses, mini skirts, and cropped sweaters that showed a little skin. Today, fashion is decidedly more low-key: versatility, comfort, and effortlessness reign supreme. Which is exactly why you need to be wearing prints.

We’ll let you in on our style secret: prints are our lazy-morning must have for looking flawless on the fly.

OK, maybe lazy isn’t the right word. But printed pieces are the perfect closet companions for any women who’s time-poor, rushed, fashion-challenged, or, yes, prone to oversleeping. (No shame.) Here’s why.

  1. Prints do all the work for you.

When you rock a bold print, you don’t need to do much else–one piece makes enough of a statement to stand on its own. Reach for a floral dress when you don’t have time to put together a full, layered outfit in the morning–you’ll look style-savvy with hardly any effort.

  1. They pair perfectly with jeans.

Admit it: you’re always looking for ways to update your usual jeans-and-a-tee uniform. Well, look no further than a printed blouse. A floral, paisley, or palm-printed top pops against plain denim to take your go-to look to the next level.

  1. They’re easy to accessorize.

When you opt for a printed jumpsuit or dress, you don’t really have to think about what to wear with it. Solid colors always work–for example, a black blazer or a neutral cardigan would look amazing with one of our colorful pieces. Just add nude sandals or pumps, and you’re good to go.

  1. Prints can be dressed up or down.

During the day, pair your printed trousers with a silk cami and blazer for a work outfit that sets you apart. Have a hot date? A flirty printed wrap dress is perfect on its own.

  1. They’re always on-trend.

Name a time when prints weren’t in style….um, you can’t. From 1950s florals to 1990s plaids, prints have always been on-trend. This is one look that’s proven to stand the test of time.

Convinced that you need prints in your busy life? Thought so! May we suggest…

The Snake Print OTS Top

Snake Print Top

Snake Print Top

Snakeskin prints were all over the latest New York Fashion Week runways, so this piece is the must-have of the moment. Tuck it in with some high waisted jeans or leave it out and wear with black skinnies and heels for date night.

 

Strapless Drop Waist Floral Print Dress

Strapless Drop-Waist Floral-Print Dress

Strapless Drop-Waist Floral-Print Dress

We love this drop-waist maxi dress simply because it’s super comfortable. If you have a little extra time to get ready before brunch, add a pair of fringed statement earrings or a pendant necklace for a boho twist.

 

Karamo Wrap Top

Karamo Wrap Top

Karamo Wrap Top

This wrap top has the most flattering silhouette imaginable. Wear it over a camisole while you’re on desk duty; pair it with a black mini for date duty. Pair it with one our our wrap maxi skirts: the black faux wrap or karamo faux wrap.

 

Navy Palm Wide Leg Pants

Navy Palm Wide Leg Pants

Navy Palm Wide Leg Pants

Our Navy Palm Wide Leg Pants feel as comfortable as yoga pants but look super chic. We love the way the palms pop against a plain tank top. Wear it with sandals or throw on some wedges for a sexier, boho look!

 

Yellow Floral Wrap Dress

Yellow Floral Wrap Dress

Yellow Floral Wrap Dress

Every woman needs an easy wrap dress in her closet–bonus points if it’s printed and a beautiful shade of yellow.

 

Which piece is going to become your lazy-morning must have? Let us know on Instagram or leave your thoughts in the comments!