Ikat is undeniably one of my favorite patterns around (if you could even call it a pattern!). I love the color it can lend to decor or an outfit, and I also appreciate it for that little bit of eclecticism it brings to the party. It’s such a visual jolt. Though, with patterns that can often be quite bold, I understand why some people might not gravitate to it as much.
But if you’ve ever wanted to give ikat a try, there’s no better time than summer. Something about it just screams HOT to me! I am still on the lookout for a new bikini for the season, and am dying to find an bandeau suit with an ikat print. Anyone seen any?? (UPDATE: Thanks to Emily’s suggestion, I’m the proud new owner of a super cute J.Crew ikat bikini. Will report back on how it looks!)
1. Tracy Reese embroidered dress, via Nordstrom | 2. Shoshanna bikini | 3. Nanette Lepore tunic, via Bloomingdales | 4. Calypso St. Barth ikat bikini | 5. Shoshanna one-shoulder dress, on sale via Lord & Taylor | 6. Natori beach towel, via Bloomingdales | 7. Assorted pillows, via Nordstrom | 8. Journal, via Anthropologie | 9. Clutch, via Anthropologie | 10. Assorted towels, via Anthropologie | 11. Mare Tunic, via LemLem | 12. Shoshanna Murano Dress, via Piperlime | 13. Calypso St. Barth Kerala Tie Dye Dress | 14. Neoplastic Bangle, via Anthropologie | 15. ZigZag Embroidered Shirt, via Calypso St. Barth | 16. Dress via LemLem