Freshness Grid: Summer Prints

Make an impression with these lively prints
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Staying cool this summer doesn't mean blending in. In our latest installment of the Freshness Grid, we explore an eye-catching trend doesn't show any signs of letting up: namely, prints, which are ubiquitous enough that they appear this season in a range of apparel, accessories and footwear. Our only advice is that you mix and match your prints with plenty of solids. Just remember, contrast is key.

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Blue Blue Japan Mt Fuji Printed Linen Shirt ($255)
Made with ultra-breathable linen and finished in natural indigo dye, this relaxed shirt is the embodiment of retro-cool, featuring premium details like an all-over swaying bamboo motif and mother-of-pearl buttons 

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Futura x Casio G-Shock GD-X6900FTR-1ER ($219)
All prints aren't created equal. This limited-edition G-Shock GD-X6900 model bears the atomic designs of the legendary Futura, offering wearable art on a timepiece that can withstand just about anything you can throw at it.

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Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses ($165)
Ray-Ban combines a colorful print with its iconic Original Wayfarer design. The result is a new, engaging look for an old standby.

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Freemans Sporting Club Hawaiian-Print Shorts ($200)
In the event you want to go bold, save the large prints for shorts like these. Manufactured locally in New York City and adorned with a hibiscus-flower print, the shorts breezily evoke the endless summer.

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Lanvin Footstep Design Backpack ($1,075)
A minimalist carryall with premium calf leather detailing, this backpack from Lanvin features a footstep design on the cotton shell. The print reflects what you'll want to do with the backpack -- slip it over your back and hit the road. 

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Converse Deck Star '67 ($89)
Slip-on sneakers are a must during the summer months. Keep it simple with a canvas and rubber build, with a micro-floral print that adds a nicely discreet flourish.

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Vans Hula Strapback 5-Panel Hat ($29)
Palm trees are something of a trend this season. Vans' take on the design is supplemented with a dancing hula girl for added retro charm.

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Herschel Supply Hank Wallet ($34.99)
You don't want to carry around a bulky leather billfold during the dog days. Opt for a canvas wallet with a leafy print like this one, which is durable enough to survive the occasional drop in the sand. 

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Carhartt WIP Gilbert Socks ($18)
Socks are definitely optional in the summer. But during the work week, you can wear these with your office uniform to offer a subtle reminder that the weekend is just around the corner.