Digital prints exploded onto the scene a few years ago and there’s no indication that they’re going away anytime soon.

These bold and often surreal prints encompass a wide array of images, including florals and landscapes, and can be manipulated until the original image is left unrecognizable.

Mary Katrantzou, Dries Von Noten and Preen have all mastered working digital prints into their collections, and for their spring summer 2012 collections, their runways were filled with stunning pieces that were bright with color and beyond interesting with rich, deep textures.

Below, check our style takes on how to translate the digital print trend from runway to ready-to-wear.

A sheer printed Paul Smith blouse paired with leather leggings and Stella McCartney studded boots exudes a sexy and rocker girl vibe

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Paul Smith Viola Printed Silk Top
Stella McCartney Stud-heeled satin ankle boots
Kate Spade new york New Bond Street Florence Flap Satchel
Eddie Borgo Fractured Heart Cuff
By Malene Birger Kaysia leather and stretch-jersey leggings


Mixing digital prints doesn’t have to be tricky as long as the patterns aren’t too overwhelming.

The creme and aqua APC blouse compliments the Topshop shorts instead of clashing with them.  Super cute Rachel Comey wedges and jewelry with blue accents complete this fresh Spring look.

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A.L.C. print georgette blouse
Premium Mint Embellished Shorts
Eddie Borgo Gold-plated and silver-plated studded bracelet
Rachel Comey Wedge Slingbacks
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac H652I01C Clutch
Kenneth Jay Lane Glass Cabochon Bib Necklace

Dressing in Digital

This beautiful Preen skirt is versatile and can certainly be dressed up. Here we’ve opted for a fun look by pairing it with a Topshop bralet (crop tops were also huge on the S/S 2012 runways.) Bright and punchy accessories complete this feminine look.

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Denim Zip Bralet
Preen Brandon printed stretch-cotton skirt
L.A.M.B. Bernadette Wedge Sandal, Black
Victoria Beckham SMALL ZIP POUCH
Meghna Designs Turquoise Bora Bora Cuff
Gold Rounded Bangle Set