Hello, spring! Spring—the season of new beginnings—provides the chance to shed those thick layers and showcase fashionable prints and shades. There are just too many spring-ready prints you can rock during the season—from florals to something different, such as bold polka dots. Whatever your style is, follow our tips for various ways to mix and match your favorite spring prints. Make sure you pick out stylish shades, too.
Knowing how to match shades can ensure your style remains in check.
Yes, why not! Wearing prints from top to bottom, when done right, can really help you make a bold statement. However, you could also consider matching clothing pieces featuring solid shades with your favorite prints. For example, if you love that maxi floral dress hanging in your closet and don’t want to take too much attention away from it, style it with a solid top to help balance your look. You could also consider patterned accessories to add flair to your outfits (we’ll get into this later). Whatever the case, choose the direction that works best for your personality and style.
Certain shades look good, no matter the time of the year, such as light neutral tones (think white, tan, and gray). Pastel pink, lavender, yellow, blue, and other colors in this family are ideal in springtime. However, there are other colors you can rock to spice things up, such as neon pink, hot orange, and bright yellow. Find patterns featuring these shades to be prepared to remain in fashion during spring.
You’re in luck because you have plenty to choose from when it comes to fashionable prints for spring. Floral prints are common during this season. However, don’t feel limited to blossoms on your apparel. Other prints to try out include fruit stripes, polka dots, checkered, watercolor, tie-dye, screen-prints, and so much more. To familiarize yourself with chic spring-ready sprints, check out Pinterest and create a board featuring your favorite finds. You’ll never know what inspiration you’ll find there!
Casual doesn’t have to mean boring. Take your casual looks to the next level by adding in some prints. Inside of solid leggings, how about striped or tie-dye leggings? Perhaps swap out your white T-shirts with tees featuring playful prints. You can swap out your other casual spring pieces, too, such as joggers and shorts, with items featuring prints.
Whether you work in person or love getting dressed up before making an appearance in front of your camera, switch up your work-ready wardrobe for spring with pieces featuring stylish prints. You’ll certainly be one of the most stylish people in the office (or, at least, on camera). Wear a padded shoulder or peasant floral blouse with dressy joggers. Pick out new maxi work dresses featuring your favorite spring-ready prints and accent them with bold patterned belts or jewelry.
Springtime is a great time to start getting out more. If you have plenty of dates in your schedule or love to hang out with your friends after work, use these outings as an opportunity to wear something fresh featuring a chic print. Instead of wearing a little black dress, perhaps consider a cocktail dress featuring a floral pattern made of allover sequins. On a side note, you can also use this same tactic for the daytime, such as afternoon weddings or networking events. Match your dressy outfits with a fashionable sunhat to really make a statement.
Beaches and resorts are calling your name! Why not give your vacation-ready looks an update this year? Mix and match pieces to create stylish, up-for-anything outfits. Start with your swimsuit. Pick out a bright shade with printed accents or a piece featuring a bold print all over. Then, layer over a swim cover up—solid or printed. Finish with fashionable accents, such as a floppy sunhat, sunglasses, and a canvas tote bag. No one will be able to match your style.
Some spring evenings—or even days—you might face chilly conditions. In that case, pick our layers featuring a chic spring print. For example, a floral track or bomber jacket might look dynamic over your casual outfits. If rain is on its way, perhaps add a bit of brightness to the day with a rain jacket featuring a bold print. Match that jacket with fashionable patterned rain boots and an umbrella.
Tie your looks together with statement pieces. Pick out patterned belts, baseball caps, handbags, jewelry, and other items that can help elevate your look to the next level. As mentioned before, these pieces can add color to solid outfits. Or they can lend even more playfulness to your head-to-toe printed outfits. No matter what, accessories are just fun to style with before heading out the door.
Add a dose of stylish to your spring-ready wardrobe this year. Mix and match using our tips, and you’ll be prepared for almost any occasion!