Florals and stripes are two very popular prints, especially during the spring and summer seasons. I, for one, am a huge fan of stripes and I want to show you how exciting they can be when worn with floral prints. I know that this concept can be overwhelming to some, but I am here to show you that there is nothing to be scared of. There are plenty of understated and effortless ways to combine prints and I have put together three fabulous outfits that show you how! Take a look and try them out. Before you know it, you’ll think that florals and stripes go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Let’s start off slow with this first outfit. For those of you who aren’t ready to make a big statement, I chose to make the floral print as the star and complement it with a striped accessory piece. This way you can remove it and still look polished or wear it with pride.
1. Juliet & Company – Forget Me Knot Earrings | 2. Vita Fede – Titan Bracelet | 3. Sole Society – Felicity Gladiator Sandal | 4. Mango – Cord Floral Dress | 5. Uniqlo – Navy Cardigan | 6. Rebecca Minkoff – Everywhere Canvas
Look number two is all about pulling off a feminine look with an edge. Not only is this floral leather skirt edgy, but it is also cutout so the print won’t be too harsh when paired with a striped shirt. Just because it’s warm out, doesn’t mean your leather favorites should be stored away.
For the final outfit, I chose a fun, summery look perfect for a day in the park or brunch with friends. Out of all three, this one makes the biggest statement. Make sure that whichever floral print you choose to pair with your stripe, there should be a common color linking them together.
1. KT Collection – Ipanema Turquoise Earrings | 2. Asos – Clutch with Tassle | 3. J.Crew – Aquatic Floral Blouse | 4. Zara – Striped Shorts | 5. Madewell – Jean Jacket | 6. Vince Camuto – Vestata Mule
Would love to hear from you what your favorite outfit is in the comments below. If you decide to tackle this mixed print look on your own, keep in mind that balance is key. No matter what, keep and open mind and don’t forget that in fashion, there are no rules.
For even more options, check out my Florals & Stripes collection on Mavatar. Happy shopping!