Who said stripes can´t go with florals? Teaming two or more different prints in a single outfit has evolved into a norm for a while now. I see it as revolutionary, a somewhat rebellion to the old style adage that a print should only go with a solid.
And yet, after many years of seeing mixed print on print/s on the runway and in the magazines, many women are still not braving it, or not mastering the right way of doing it. Can you blame them? I say NOT. You can easily go wrong in doing it, honestly, + there are no fixed rules, it´s more of a science with your gut working as the compass.
That said, it doesn`t mean you shouldn´t try. To add a dose of fun and surprises to your warm-weather wardrobe; try mixing stripe with floral separates. Here are some ideas you can steal.
1. stripe tank top + floral skirt
Why it works? The stripe tank top is in black and white monochrome which tones down, if not highlights, the lively bold print of the skirt.
Additional Tips: Use your accessories for more toning. Black flat sandals and a neutral handbag will soften the print on print mix.
2. stripe halter neck top + floral pencil skirt
Why it works? Both the top and the skirt have a clear vertical line which elongates your silhouette. Also, the colors in the striped top are also present in the floral skirt.
Additional Tips: choose the colors of your accessories from the prints. For example, the light pink bag and the black high heels matched the floral print.
3. stripe tee + floral wide leg pants
Why it works? The slim, flared floral pants elongate your legs especially if worn with high heeled sandals. The horizontal stripes of your tee will create a lovely contrast + the stripes don´t overwhelm the floral print.
Additional Tips: stick with neutral colored accessories to allow the prints to do the talking.
4. floral top + stripe skirt
Why it works? There are two elements in this mix – the harmony of colors and the clash of vertical (top) and horizontal (skirt) lines. The dominant color in this mix is green, which is soothing to the eyes.
Additional Tips: pick the tiniest colors from your prints for your accessories such as the black, brown and yellow green.
Now over to you, girls, how are you mixing stripes and florals for your summer outfits?