Coordinated H2T (head-to-toe) ensembles are quickly eclipsing casual separates on the red carpet, and these smart suits are even more eye-catching when they cover the wearer in a bold print. No longer just for pajamas, printed tops and trousers (and skirts and shorts!) are an easy way to instantly elevate your wardrobe to exude a polished, hot-off-the-runway aura. We’ve combed the market for eight printed suits inspired by Beyoncé, Miranda Kerr, Caroline Sieber, Karolina Kurkova, and other tastemakers.
Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli
At Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Anniversary, Karolina Kurkova celebrated in an impeccably tailored abstract paisley print Roberto Cavalli suit in blue and cobalt with black lapels. As we’ve seen on a few menswear-borrowing celebs lately, slick hair works wonders with a suit. Kurkova’s silver pumps completed this high-powered look.
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Topshop Lace Print Suit
Louise Roe at the British Fashion Council Cocktail Party
Louise Roe looked breezy and beautiful at the British Fashion Council cocktail party wearing an all-over animal print ensemble. The jumpsuit would’ve been great in summer, but the matching duster jacket takes this look into fall. Cap-toe pumps and a tan leather clutch emphasized this stylish safari-inspired outfit.
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Gucci Leopard Jacquard Suit
Beyonce in Tibi
We’re used to seeing her sister Solange mixing prints, but at a sporting event it was Beyoncé’s turn. The singer cheered for the Brooklyn Nets (hubby Jay-Z is a partial owner) when they took on the Toronto Raptors, and we cheered for her H2T print outfit. Beyoncé’s Tibi geometric print pants and top looked polished and just sporty enough.
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Topshop China Medallion Print Pyjama
Andrea Riseborough in Mulberry
Brocade and jacquard are huge trends this season, and made any two-piece set look incredibly luxe. Andrea Riseborough wore a navy printed jacquard suit to the Mulberry dinner, accessorizing with an oversized clutch and earrings in the same moody navy color.
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Miranda Kerr in Helmut Lang
Leaving the annual Footwear News Achievement Awards, Miranda Kerr looked like her undeniably stylish self in a flowered Helmut Lang shorts suit. Her choice of a black blouse emphasized the black collar and cuffs of the jacket, and she selected the perfect feminine sandal for this show-stopping look.
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Isabelle Fuhrman in Prabal Gurung
Isabelle Fuhrman stood out at the Miss Golden Globe Awards in an abstract print Prabal Gurung short suit with the same black accents that worked in Kurkova's and Kerr’s looks. The actress went a step further, layering another printed blouse in the same color family under her stylish suit, and working a side swept ‘do to finish the look.
Alexander McQueen Double-Breasted Jacket & Flared Pants
Caroline Sieber in Christopher Kane
Printed suits don’t have to include a pair of power pants—Caroline Sieber rocked a purple leopard printed top and skirt by Christopher Kane at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, for a look that’s more exciting than a dress. Coordinating skirts and jackets work too!
Viviana Volpicello at Milan Fashion Week
Back at Milan Fashion Week, Viviana Volpicello went for all-out print in salmon pink wide-leg hippy trousers and a mixed print western shirt with fringe details. Her pink sunglasses polished this notice-me ensemble.
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