When I first saw the beach photo-covered pieces in Dries van Noten's Spring 2012 collection and the landscape prints in Guillaume Henry's Resort 2012 collection for Carven, I knew I was in for trouble. Each piece was more gorgeous than the next, but each price tag? Way out of my budget.
Our Senior Editor Brie Dyas disagrees with me. She thinks the trend looks oh-so-'90s. And it's true, the late '90s and early aughts were all about photographic tees (with capped sleeves, of course), miniskirts and swimsuits. While I too recall those awkward outfits with remorse, I can't fight my craving for clothing covered with mountains. Or a skyline. Or a field of flowers. See? I can't stop.
Fortunately, nature-inspired photo-printed pieces are now readily available. Brands like Carven, Akris and Mary Katrantzou have created gorgeous, albeit expensive designs covered in clouds, sunsets and flowers that are almost lifelike. And Australian swim label We Are Handsome took the palm tree to another level with its beach-printed suits, while Topshop, Asos and more affordable retailers are getting in on the trend with their own adaptations.
Take a peek in our gallery below for 20 ways to wear nature with a high fashion twist.