I've always been a fan of oriental prints and shapes. Generally the cuts are extremely flattering, often featuring a cross over, a tie or tapering at the waist. Miniature nature prints are also common and Miu Miu's A/W '11 show seems to have been inspired by this, with tiny birds and flowers covering its luxurious silk dresses; one of my ultimate collections of the season. An iconic piece of this trend is the kimono, often in a silky fabric, which when thrown over simple basics can inject a nonchalant spirit into any outfit. I've featured two of my favourite bloggers in the collage, lateafternoon and 5inchanup, displaying their multiple takes on the trend - definite inspiration for how to make the look your own.
Images via: 5inchandup, lateafternoon, style.com