Summer is the season to MIX IT UP, let loose and have some fun…with every festive print and eye-catching color under the sun! But how do you go bold in your wardrobe without going overboard?
Fear not, fashionistas! From multi-color patterns to monochromatic basics—we’ll show you 5 simple ways to mix & match (not clash) your summer separates.
Tip #1: One-Colored Dress + Lil’ Pop of Contrast
Introducing…the RUNWAY version of the classic boyfriend shirt! Yes, it’s the preppy collared button down shirt you love, now refashioned with a sleeveless silhouette, a tied waist and an avant-garde high-low hem.
But our favorite part of this tunic: the SOLID color. Let the flowy-dramatic details speak for themselves and pair this piece with a solid neutral bottom (white or black leggings, jeans, or shorts to show some leg) and then choose an accessory to add that pop—like a bold cocktail ring, clutch or wedge slides in a complementary color.
Tip #2: Mis(match) By a Shade or Two
Free and fun spirits, this geo top is for you! A mod Aztec pattern in Kelly green, yellow-tinged chartreuse, and background of black is pizazzy and classy rolled into one, and a flattering high-low hem matches the carefree feel.
Printed pieces like this should be *the* focal point. Don’t match its exact colors; instead, tweak the intensity of hues in the pattern. Try a darker jungle green caged sandal for one, or a golden hammered necklace for another so your outfit is color-coordinated (but not matchy-matchy). See, a wild print can be tamed…and on-trend!
Tip #3: Keep Monochromatic (or Mix in One Bright)
Black, white and BOLD! There’s nothing better than an eye-catching print in a B&W shade—the styling options are endless. And this flirty cold shoulder dress is timeless for all ages.
How to style this worldly ikat print? Streamline the graphic look with barely-there black stilettos and silver-tone earrings—OR add a summery twist with some color: contrasting stiletto (in red, fuchsia, or marigold), a beaded boho clutch with touches of black or white, or even just a lipstick shade.
Tip #4: Go Knockout Neutral with Textures & Tones
‘Leaf’ it to a dress like this to make a summer statement! From the tropical monstera plant print to the billowy sleeves, vintage full-buttoned front and ankle-grazing length, this dress is a breeze to wear and style.
While bold palm prints look fab with a splash of pink or red, this style works best with natural tones. Add pieces that match the white backdrop or those sun-kissed sprigs —think metallic or white gladiators, brushed gold-tone jewelry or a round rattan straw bag. And if you want a punch? A fruity umbrella drink in hand will do the trick!
Tip #5: Standout Prints Call for Solids
When the weather is hot, spice up your look with this eclectic-cool top! Shoulder-baring silhouette covered in a tile-inspired design of poppy red, white, yellow and blue is a true work of art to wear and show off.
With so much color and detail, you’d be surprised at how easy this top is to style. Ground the look with white cropped pants or blue jeans. Then choose another color WITHIN the pattern (like the yellow). Work that hue in—solids only—into your shoe choice or jewelry so it complements *and* adds a touch of personality.
Which mix & match tip calls to you? Remember, pairing different colors & prints is all about balance while still having fun with it! Show off your own summer outfit combos with us on Facebook or Instagram ☀️🌈