The best of both worlds are coming to you at once this season – springtime florals and summertime nautical stripes! I’ve seen this combo gracing the runways of couture shows and ready-to-wear designers alike. Recently, this trend has taken over the streets worn by some of the biggest fashion bloggers as well as everyday girls. Here are some of my favorite ways to wear this fabulous duo:
Separate But Together
If you’re not the kind of girl who doesn’t like things to always be matchy-matchy, try pairing a printed accessory with a patterned garment. For instance, if you’re wearing a pink and cream striped dress, opt for a floral clutch; or vice versa to ease yourself into wearing this pattern-mixing trend. By using separate pieces it shows that you’re intentionally choosing to mix prints without looking like you’re trying too hard.
A Little Less Than Girly
Okay, so not every girl is all about flowers and pretty pastels and that’s okay! If you’d rather go for a less preppy look of Lauren Conrad and more of a Kate Bosworth bohemian look, skip the pinks and bright colors. Instead, choose greys, blacks, and even navy to create your less is more look in this trendy style. To complete the outfit, add some small pieces of jewelry like a leather bracelet, studded earrings or a pair of original Ray-Bans.
Black + White Sophistication
Looking to make a monochromatic statement? Make it classic by pairing the essential black and white prints together. These two together can be extremely sophisticated if you’re sure to have your garments fitted properly – baggy clothing tends to look a little sloppy, so opt for fitted pants, classic heels, and perhaps a dash of color in your handbag for added interest.
Best of Both Worlds
Thanks to the many designers who have realized that stripes and florals are ‘a thing’ and have started to design garments that expertly combine the two. How perfect is it to just have to invest in one item and be instantly trendy! Sometimes this can even be a money-saving way to try a trend since you’re only buying one piece instead of two!
Would you wear this trend? Tell me what you think of mixing florals and stripes! Comment below with your best ideas.