How to Print Mix During Spring

April 29, 2016


mixing prints with stripes

I never shy away from a print so usually I end up with a ton of patterns in my closet. Sooner or later, I know I’m going to have to print mix. Instead of looking at it as a challenge though, I end up having fun with it! How to print mix during spring is one of my favorite games, and it can actually be easier than you think!

casual spring outfit with striped long sleeve top and yellow shorts how to print mix during spring with stripes and pineapple print shorts striped top with pineapple shorts outfit casual coffee shop outfit comfortable brown leather espadrille flats by soludos striped long sleeve top with silver aviator sunglasses dressing the bump during the second trimester


top {non-maternity version} . shorts . flats {also in black!} . bag {comes in more colors!} . sunglasses . earrings . lipstick in Guilty Angel .

If you’re ever nervous about print mixing though I say make sure one print is a stripe. Print mixing with stripes makes everything so much easier! I like pairing skinny stripes with bolder and bigger prints, like the pineapples in these mustard shorts. The pineapples are actually a blue color so they tie in nicely with the blue stripe in the top. A black striped top would work well too though because, as you probably know, black goes with everything!

I hope you all have a great weekend! It’s been so wonderful being in Hawaii this week that I don’t want it to end. We’ve gone swimming and snorkeling, but mainly we’re just enjoying not having anything to do! Vacations are so good for the soul!


photos by Valorie Darling

  • This is such a fun look! Those shorts are so cute and look great mixed with the stripes.

    • Mara

      Thanks so much Charley!!

  • Those shorts are too cute and I love this look! So glad you’ve had an amazing vacation. Vacations are so good for the soul!


    • Mara

      they really are!!

  • Allegra Liu

    Those pineapple shorts are so cute on you! I love the espadrilles with this outfit too. Thanks for the print mixing tips. Enjoy the rest of your time in Hawaii.

    • Mara

      Thanks so much Allegra!! We’re having such a great time!

  • sasa

    So cool!

    Shall We Sasa

    • Mara

      Thanks Sasa!!

  • I love the way you paired stripes and pineapples! I would never have thought to do that!

    The Dainty Details

    • Mara

      aw thanks Carey!! Stripes and florals are another great combo 😉

  • I love the idea of mixing stripes with another print. Unlike you, I am a little print-averse, but these pineapples are so cute!

    • Mara

      thanks Emily! I love the pineapples too 🙂 It comes in a dress version also!

  • This outfit is darling! You’re a pro print mixer!

    Shae @ Current Habits

    • Mara

      aw thanks Shae!! Stripes make it easy 🙂

  • I love these colors on you! Very unexpected matching of prints, but you’re right…perfect for spring 🙂

    • Mara

      Thanks so much Jessie!!

  • love this simple spring look! I treat stripes as a neutral, and love pairing them with other patterns and prints. Great post!

    Also – what camera/lens are you using for these images? They came out great!

    • Mara

      Thanks Emily!! Val shot these images on a Canon Mark 3 I believe.

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