I have no idea if it's because it's summertime and summer always equals water and beaches but a prominent trend this year has been the ocean print.
Starfishes (no, not Patrick!) and seashells as well as blue and purple tones have been making their appearance in various designer collections for the spring.
Here are a few found from Vogue.co.uk ! Click here for the actual post.
I especially love the second one because of how all the different textures mingle together but are bonded by the similar color palette. I also really dig the little feathery bits around the "bra" and the wave-like structures coming around the sides. Gorgeous.
I think that for this trend, it can go from something as simple to a pair of seashell earrings all the way to a glamorous printed dress. It also can tie into the watercolor-y effect that seems to be trendy right now too.
A chiffon maxi dress with the watercolor ocean print would probably be the epitome of summer.