10 Ways to Wear Summer Prints & Patterns

10 Ways to Wear Summer Prints and Patterns on Bows & Sequins

Back at it with another month of 10 Ways! In the summer months, I’m all about color, prints, and patterns. But sometimes it’s easy for me to fall into the habit of wearing a few of my favorite prints over and over and over again. (Looking at you, stripes and gingham.) I figured I’d share ten outfits full of prints and patterns to inspire you to spice things up over the next few weeks!

1. Feminine Florals

Bows & Sequins wearing a peach floral dress from Modcloth for a summer wedding.

Delicate, feminine floral prints are always a good idea! If you’re like me and tend to always gravitate towards bolder floral prints (like, Lilly dresses!), maybe try a softer hue and more romantic pattern instead.

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Other fun floral outfit ideas here and here.

2. Polished Polka Dots

Fashion blogger showing how to wear white jeans to the office.

Polka dots can be fun to print mix with, but I especially love them in a more unexpected, polished outfit. You can go wrong with a subtly dotted blazer!

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Other ways to style polka dots for summer here and here.

3. Bold Rugby Stripes

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You know I love a good breton striped shirt, but a bold, rugby stripe can be just as great! Let the bold stripes do the talking and keep the rest of your outfit rooted in neutrals. Bonus points for an extra pop of print in your bag!

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4. Leopard Print Paired with Black & White

Leopard print can get a bit of a bad rap, but it looks classic and chic (even at the office!) when worn with black and white.

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5. Kitchy Summer Prints

From sailboats and lemons, to anchors and watermelons, have fun with your warm-weather prints!

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6. Tropical Printed Jumpsuits

Bows & Sequins tackling the tricky trend of wearing a printed jumpsuit. She paired the leaf-printed, tropical jumpsuit with a denim jacket, lace-up heels, aviator sunglasses, and a rattan clutch.

Go bold or go home, right? A graphic tropical print is extra fun when worn on a jumpsuit.

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7. Goes-With-Everything Gingham

We all love our gingham, but pairing it with olive green and grey is a bit more unexpected!

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8. Party-Ready Palm Print

Jessica Sturdy pairing a palm leaf skirt and straw tote with a boater hat.

A banana leaf print is a forever classic in my book!

See how I styled the skirt for both day and night here!

9. Camo + Stripes

Navy stripes go with just about everything and they’re the easiest print to mix with, in my opinion! Try pairing your striped tee with a camo jacket for a little bit of juxtaposition.

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10. Warm-Weather Plaid Prints

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue checkered tie neck dress.

Plaid is one of my favorite prints to wear in the fall and winter, but you can find a few oversized prints that feel just as fresh in the summertime, too.

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What are some of your favorite summer prints and patterns?!

Be sure to check out some more posts in this series…

10 Ways to Wear Pink

10 Ways to Wear White Jeans

10 Ways to Wear Red, White, & Blue

10 Outfits to Wear in Paris

10 Spring Outfit Ideas

10 Outfits for Winter Weather


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  1. 7.10.17
    Kate commented:

    I’m naturally drawn to prints no matter what season. I find it looks best on my petite frame

  2. 7.10.17
    Shea commented:

    I am a long time follower and I have to say this may be your best post to date!!! I love it! I’m really uncomfortable stepping out of my monochromatic comfort zone so this is so helpful!

  3. 7.10.17
    Briana commented:

    Feminine Florals and Palm Prints are my absolute favorite summer trends!


  4. 7.11.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Love this post and all the outfits featured to be fair!! The Feminine Florals are a fave though 🙂