5 Classic Prints That Are Always in Style

The latest Fashion Week runways featured clothing sprinkled with original graphic patterns, running the gamut from stubbed-out cigarette butts and marijuana leaves to surrealist faces and pineapples. But no matter how innovative designers like to get, there are certain classic prints they turn to season after season: stripes, florals, plaid, animal prints and polka dots. 

We’re positive that these classic prints will never go out of style, but we’re also excited about the inventive ways that designers are incorporating them and the fresh flavors each season’s new permutations bring. “Classic” can sometimes get mistakenly lumped in with “boring,” but one look at how these patterns are being worn on the runways, in street style and on fashion insiders is enough to assure you that timeless prints belong in a modern wardrobe.