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7 print pieces you’ll love for every part of your life

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Looking to add some eye-catching prints to your life this autumn? We’ve tracked down some gorgeous floral pieces guaranteed to brighten up gloomy days…

When you hear the words ‘Cath Kidston’, what comes to mind? Chances are, the first thing that pops into your head is a vintage-inspired rose motif. 

The British heritage brand has long been known for its classic floral prints – so when new creative director Holly Marler (ex Alexander McQueen, Temperley and Liberty) came on board last year, she knew she wanted to keep those iconic blooms at the heart of her designs.

Blending romantic nostalgia with a distinctly modern spirit, Rose Revival is her debut collection for Cath Kidston, featuring clothing, accessories, bags and homewares in timeless floral prints that feel strikingly current.

That means wearable midi and maxi dresses that will take you from office to pub to party to winter wedding with ease – covetable tableware adorned with artistic, hand-painted prints and bags and accessories reinvented in recycled, earth-kind fabrics.

Read on for some of our favourite pieces from the new collection…

  • 1. For going from work to play

    We love a chuck-on dress here at Stylist, and this long-sleeved midi is lovelier than most. 

    With a pattern that nods to classic block printing techniques, its cornflower blue backdrop is topped with coral-red flowers and undulating emerald leaves. 

    Wear with a tailored black blazer to the office, a leather jacket to the pub and statement earrings and stilettos to your next party.

  • 2. For your favourite flowers

    Whether you like technicolour tulips, dried-and-dyed pampas grass or pastel chrysanthemums, what you choose to put them in is just as much of a style statement as your blooms. 

    This vintage-inspired jug will serve as a vase for a floral arrangement or a water pitcher at dinner parties – plus, anything that features a French bulldog in a stripy jumper is OK by us.  

  • 3. For winter nights

    The weather gods haven’t exactly smiled on us throughout 2021, but we don’t feel quite so resentful about the chilly weather now that winter’s almost here (having to fill up a hot water bottle in May was a different story). 

    On cold nights, there’s something deliciously comforting about going to bed in matching pyjamas: this sage green set with frilled cuffs and perfect fit is such a winner you’ll be tempted to wear them out. You do you.

  • 4. For lounging at home

    Yes, you’ve probably got lots of loungewear by this point in the pandemic – but do you have a candy-pink sweater stamped with heart and rose prints and a cute slogan? 

    Didn’t think so. 

    Wear with leggings and your cosiest socks while slobbing on the sofa, or swap in straight-leg jeans and trainers for walks round the park.    

  • 5. For Sunday pub trips

    The Rose Revival collection features plenty of roomy totes, but on days when you only need to pack your phone, card, headphones, lip balm and keys, a small grab-bag is the ideal companion. 

    This ditsy floral print is knowingly kitsch, with tiny detailed blossoms in vivid hues interspersed with calligraphic slogans and painted lips. Even better? It’s made out of recycled materials.

  • 6. For your jewellery collection

    If your jewellery box runneth over, you need a trinket dish – aka the ideal place for rings, fine chain necklaces and huggie hoops that don’t have a home elsewhere. 

    In a dusty peach hue, this polished ceramic version has a romantic, old-school Mediterranean vibe.

    It’s part of Cath Kidston’s affirmation range, and its kindness message is one we could all do with remembering. It’s timeless yet modern design would be as at home on your dining table as it is on your dressing table.

  • 7. For your next dinner party

    We’re still seriously into tableware, particularly now that we’re legally allowed to have friends round for dinner again. 

    This red-trimmed scalloped pie plate is perfect for cottagecore fans – but something about those turtledoves also feels decidedly festive. 

    It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas dinner tablescape… 

Want to add some more statement prints to your ensemble? The new Rose Revival collection from Cath Kidston is the first collection from new creative director Holly Marler, previously design director at Liberty and Temperley London and a print designer at Alexander McQueen. Covering everything from clothing and accessories to bags and homewares, you can shop it in person at Cath Kidston’s flagship store in Piccadilly, London or online now.