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5 Ways To Wear Prints

Wearing prints in general seems to be daunting to most folks, but I will let you in on a little secret… I didn’t start wearing any prints until I was well into my 20s!

I avoided ANY and ALL prints but this is how I got over my phobia:

1. Start with Stripes

Stripes are an easy print. You can’t go wrong with stripes of any kind but just in case, stick to this classic navy blue stripes on white or white stripes on navy blue.

Or this nice pinstripe version:

Or if you want to really go for it, try cobalt blue with white stripes:


2. Wear it on the bottom or in accessories & shoes

3. Go small in size or very abstract or in a classic plaid

4. Go neutral-coloured

A blue, oatmeal, or any kind of neutral-coloured print or stripe is a safe and easy way to dip your toe into prints.

An example of a brighter, more bold print would be these coats:

A photo posted by Sherry @ Save. Spend. Splurge. (@saverspender) on

5. Mix and match classic prints: Stripes & Florals for instance

How do you wear prints?

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I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months using Since then, I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K (savings rate = 85%). I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. NZ Muse

    I loooove prints. But I don’t look good in them, not next to my face. So I try to stick to them on my lower half.


      You would look incredible in a stripe. I have met you!

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    Taylor Lee @ Yuppie Millennial

    There are a few prints in my wardrobe (mostly stripes, but some pretty ornate things too). I quite like prints for dresses and tops, but would be less inclined to wear printed pants or overcoats. In general, I feel like finding a nice printed garment is $$$ compared to finding quality basics.


      I’m only into stripes at the moment 😉


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