Fashion and art: 8 art-inspired printed pieces for summer If the spring 2014 runway trends are any indication, every fashionable woman needs at least one art-inspired item in her closet this season. Our favourite pieces will take your wardrobe from amateur to masterpiece. By Julie Rubinger Fashion and art: 8 art-inspired printed pieces for summer Slideshow View Slideshow Fashion and art: 8 art-inspired printed pieces for summer Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries 9 bikini bathing suits: F 2014 Met Gala best dresse How to wear white from he Rough sketch With colour, texture and shape at the heart of both art and fashion, the two creative forms make an easy alliance. At the beginning of the 20th century, artistic movements such as cubism, art deco and surrealism influenced clothing design. In the ’50s and ’60s, fashion found inspiration in pop art and optical art.This season, designers continue to take cues from the art world as seen in paintbrush strokes at Céline, head-to-toe Crayola colours at Chanel and full-body portraits at Prada.While these runway items may be pricey, the look is still within reach. We’ve curated a list of affordable, artsy ways to wear the trend. Tropical terrain 424 Fifth printed long jacket, $199, thebay.com. Art class Printed trousers with side zip, $80, zara.ca.For more on spring trends, click here. Fresh paint Spring strokes infinity scarf, $68, anthropologie.com. To dye for Crêpe top, $88, canada.frenchconnection.com. On the horizon Beach-print dress, $39, joefresh.com.For beach-worth bikinis, click here. Sweet surrealism Lemon tart pendant, $106, katespade.com. B&W Topper brushstroke clutch, $89, nordstrom.com. Splish splash Tropical print tube skirt, $37, topshop.com. Rainbow bright Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, $58, sephora.ca.For more fashion and beauty advice, visit our Style Desk blog.