Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ease Into Prints

When it comes to prints, I have to admit that I have been a bit reluctant to wear them, but lately I have been embracing them a bit more. I had a dream the other night about the most fabulous floral top and matching pants. The print was awesome and of course it fit perfectly. (Am I the only one that dreams about clothes?) Since that perfect outfit does not exist in my closet, I decided to put together a few looks with a floral top as the focus. (I will hunt down that dream outfit somewhere.)

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The best way to start with a bold print is to wear something simple with it. Take a floral blouse and just add a basic pair of skinny white jeans. To dress down this look for summer, wear some white shorts and cute bright sandals.

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If you are feeling brave, add a skirt in the same print as the top. If you are nervous about wearing an all-over print, just remember that these two separates almost have the look of a dress. (You might be more likely to wear an all-over print on a dress.)

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We have all seen mixed prints where florals and stripes go perfectly together (or stripes and polka dots). But I like the idea of mixing this floral top with a floral textured skirt. Normally I would think of a lace (or cutout) skirt with a solid color top but I think the subtle pattern mixing is kind of fun.

What is your favorite way to wear florals?



37 comments:

  1. I love how these sets are such a true reflection of your style! I could totally see you wearing each outfit:)!

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  2. Such fresh and pretty combinations!

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  3. I love floral prints especially this subtle and more elegant way like you present them here.
    Gorgeous looks!

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

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  4. I love that floral skirt! Very pretty

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  5. Love the combo of shirt and skirt in the same print!

    xx Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  6. I love how you mixed and matched the combos. The outfits are the embodiment of summer.

    http://healthybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, I dream about clothes too! That top would be so gorgeous with the lace skirt. Hope you can find the floral outfit of your dreams :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $50 PayPal Giveaway!

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  8. I would go for the "full on" of course. Love it.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  9. I like the texture look! The full on is a little bit too much for me, but I think it would look gorgeous on other people!

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  10. I love that yellow and white print! Such a cute look. The white skinny jeans one is my favorite.
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  11. Oh pretty! I love it with the white lace skirt, so classy and feminine!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Love this looks, and I love prints especially bright summertime ones.

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. I agree with you! I love how you styled that print shirt, they look amazing.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  14. So helpful! I try to keep my prints simple, but sometimes I want to kick it up a notch!

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  15. I would wear all of these outfits! I love the printed skirt in the middle one and the lace skirt in the last one! And the white jeans (I'm kind of obsessed with white jeans)!

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  16. I love the first and third look! The middle one is a little much for me, but I could totally see some people pulling it off.

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  17. Love all of these so much! That yellow is gorgeous.

    Corbynn
    thesistersinthecity.com

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  18. Love love those white sandals up top! So cute!

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous floral shirt :) 1st look is my favorite

    x Cammie

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  20. I really love the idea of texture and print! So pretty and chic :)

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  21. I really love that yellow top! It is gorgeous :)

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  22. Love these outfits. I am liking the floral all over look... if only I had a matching top and skirt. Love the fun yellow. Perfect for spring! I am all about florals right now... and pattern mixing.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  23. I really think I would wear all 3 of these! But I really want a shorts suit set...def in a pattern!
    -Meagan
    Gloss and Threads

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  24. Great outfits! Really well thought out. Both look awesome! :) x

    Fashion Landscape

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  25. I have been after a straw tote forever!! I think they are so chic!! Love them all

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  26. great tips, i would ROCK every one of those outfits!!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  27. I always dream about clothes! And it so disappointing when I wake up and realize I don't have those items. : (

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  28. i would definitely wear all three of these looks. LOVE that lace skirt too!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  29. Amy, what a great set up of a one shirt that is styled in three ways. Hahahaha, that is so funny, do you remember when I asked you if the heels at shoedazzle are true to size? Well, I ordered myself the same day the white sandals in the first outfit ;-) Great minds think alike, great style girl hehehe;-9


    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  30. LOVE these tips! I always second guess myself when mixing prints and this is a great thing to reference.

    -Ash
    Pursuit of Shoes

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  31. Cute looks! In love with those white sandals! Fab!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  32. I've never really been a lover of bright colors, but something about this color pallet makes me happy... not sure why. Lol

    Great post! And your blog rocks! Check mine out. Maybe we can follow each other :D
    Alicia
    Lattes & Lacee

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