Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

Hey, ladies. It’s Anna here from Fash Boulevard again. For the summer, my husband and I have been staying at the beach where, in an effort to survive the heat and humidity, I have collected quite the arsenal of shorts. Sure, denim cut-offs are a wardrobe must. But when it comes to dressing comfortably and looking fabulous during sun-soaked afternoons, I’ve found solace in shorts that pack a (printed) punch Printed summer shorts exude this season’s breezy vibe in exactly the right ways. And they have the power to make a white tank look like the most stylish thing in your closet.

Whether your shorts are illustrated with a tropical-print, abstract watercolors, or a floral motif, this summer necessity is a no-brainer. Just be sure to balance them out with a simplistic top so that they can make a statement all on their own.

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

shorts – Lilly Pulitzer, top – LC Lauren Conrad, flower ring – Chloe + Isabel, starfish ring – Posh Locket (sold out), anchor ring – Ily Couture, wedges – Aldo (sold out), nail polish – Sally Hansen in Blue-Away

Feminine Floral Prints
Floral motifs embody the epitome of summer. They add a bright punch to your warm weather wardrobe, and the vibrant colors perfectly complement your post-vacation tan.

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints
1. Pim + Larkin Shorts, $29.99
2. Lilly Pulitzer Shorts, $68
3. Trina Turk Shorts, $124.99

Geometric Prints:
You don’t have to be a mathematician to appreciate these dynamic two-dimensional designs. Go geo this summer with statement making stripes, diamonds, and even hexagons.

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

1. ASOS Shorts, $54.30
2. Alice + Olivia Shorts, $165
3. Lilly Pulitzer Shorts, $65

Beach Inspired Prints
It’s no secret that I have an affinity for color, so I’m always on the hunt for new ways to add a playful flair to my wardrobe. Cue these beach inspired prints, which come in an array of blue hues. I guarantee they will leave you longing for the beach!

Style Guide: How to Wear Trendy Prints

1. Old Navy Shorts, $13.97
2. Lilly Pulitzer Shorts, $98
3. Lilly Pulitzer Shorts, $64

Which of these scene-stealing printed shorts is your favorite?

P.S. For more printed shorts inspiration be sure to check out my geometric shorts suit blog post here!

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Categories: Anna James, Style Guide, Wear
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  • Sarah Heckle

    You can’t go wrong with Lilly! I LOVE the print on yours, and I also love those Old Navy flamingo shorts (and I especially love the Old Navy price!)
    Sarah – I’m hosting a Sven Clogs giveaway!

  • Ashley

    My favorite by far is the second floral look with the scalloped shorts!
    I have no printed shorts, pants, leggings.. I guess I should jump on this trend already! :)

  • Dana Ivy

    I can totally relate to you, Anna! I liveee in shorts during the summer months too. Loving those Pim + Larkin’s and they’re the least expensive… Amazing!

    Dana Ivy – Check out my blog =)

  • Katelin Absher

    I love them all!! Except with stripes going around can make you appear larger so I tend to stay away from those!! Cute outfit though!! Love the Lilly shorts!!

  • Cathy Carter

    Can you tell us where you get that anchor ring? It’s adorable!

  • jgunter0411

    That girl NAILED it! I feel cooler just looking at her outfit.

  • DragonflyElisabeth

    What a lovely outfit! I’m already planning what to wear this fall/winter…

    E from Helsinki

  • Deanne Castro

    Great look, Anna! I need pair of those printed shorts!

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  • Ellie

    Super adorable <3

  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Love the outfit and I love and want all of these shorts!!



    Beautiful!!!i like this

  • Ana Sofia

    I prefer the geometric prints :) but your outfit is beautiful.


  • Taanjaa

    I always love your looks Anna, but also the pictures and the surrounding!

  • Micaela Luis

    I love ALL the Lilly Pulitzer shorts featured here. They are so cute! I adore the floral printed ones.

  • Cesie Alvarez

    I love prints! Especially floral. Look at this outfit I created using floral cropped pants.

  • Melissa mould

    shorts and trousers are a really easy way to get prints in your look :)

    Mel x
    UK Style Blogger


    Very cute. I just paired a print skirt with a white blazer and it really worked. In fact, I’ve been throwing my white blazer on this things I normally wouldn’t consider and it’s working out as a transitional alternative to black. I love how it adds a crisp look to my outfits. Come see my outfit of the day on Instagram @ jacquelineJax … Also Ladies It’s Be Good To Yourself Day with Blondi Beachwear. Come answer the question to WIN this Hawaiian Green print coverups set.

  • Ida Pahus

    I LOVE it!!!

  • Ashley burke

    I love the look of mixing prints that are in the same color family or are complimentary colors. Super trendy. Thanks! xoxo



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