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If you’re still pairing florals and prints with solids, it’s time to try something new. Mixing and matching prints has been around for a few seasons now and if you still haven’t tried it, this is your chance. While leopard played a big part in pairing game, this summer, it’s all about stripes. The easiest way to work the trend into your wardrobe is by locking down a great stripe and wearing it with things you may have never considered. Here are a few basics to get you started.

The Skirt:

Celine Pleated Crepe Back Satin Skirt

Céline’s white and navy pleated stripe crepe back satin skirt is a great basic. With stripes weighing in as new neutral, feel free to match it with something with pattern power of its own. As seen here, Celine pulls off the mix and match in spades with the red & black brush stroke jersey jacquard top. It’s even a pairing of black and navy that just works. Find Céline at 191 N.E. 40th St., Space 101, Design District.

The Top:

Scotch & Soda Breton

Navy stripes, like the ones in this Scotch & Soda Breton striped top beg to be paired with patterned shorts. A retro print would give this preppy top a bit of color and flavor. Remember, big patterns garner lots of looks, so don’t be afraid to go bold. Find Scotch & Soda at 130 N.E. 40th St., Design District.

The Accessories:

Hermès Brides de Gala Arashi scarf

If a large article of clothing is still a bit too bold for you, start with something small, like a beautiful Hermès Brides de Gala Arashi scarf. This small piece will work well with a floral dress or a graphic print. Remember, it isn’t supposed to match, but keeping the basic color scheme will give the look ebb and flow. Find Hermès at 175 N.E. 40th St., Design District.

Louis Vuitton Sea Breeze Espadrille

Louis Vuitton gets in on the stripe trend with the Sea Breeze Espadrille. Pair with a great floral top or skirt. Or give a bold dress a little contrast with this shoe. It’s especially perfect for summer and a great first step in making the un-matching mesh. Find Louis Vuitton at 170 N.E. 40th St., Design District.

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