Pattern Play: Plaid, Pineapples, and More!

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Palm trees, pineapples, plaid, oh my! Prints are everywhere this season. If you’re a quirky gal who loves to mix up your style, try incorporating these summer prints into your fall, back-to-school wardrobe. Check 0ut the patterns that are all the rage:

1,) Plaid

Play with preppy vibes by sporting the plaid trend. This versatile print is so much fun to style: edge it up, make it boho, or keep it preppy. Plus it’s a print you can wear all year long!
Edge it up:

Go search the back of your closet now and try to find your old private school uniform. If it fits, you’re in luck. Pair a plaid skirt with a loose tee, motorcycle jacket, and boots for a tough spin on this girly pattern. This is my favorite look for a casual, crazy night out with my friends.

Motel Lily Skirt–$68

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Keep it preppy:

Play with the girly, school girl vibes and amp up your preppy look. Add tights, a letterman jacket, and a sweater for a sweet ensemble. This look is the epitome of a perfect fall, back-to-school look. Plus it’s adorable!

Warm and Fuzzy Skirt–$68

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Make it boho:

You’re into a more carefree look?  We’ve got you. We love this floor-length button up because it’s flowy, fun, and perfect for layering. Pair it with a loose dress or tank top and accessorize with a wide brimmed hat. Add edgy accents like boots and bracelets.

Plaid Behavior Shirt–$58

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2.) Fruit

Try a pattern with lots of color, quirkiness, and personality. Eccentric prints like pineapples and watermelons will keep your wardrobe looking fresh and fun.

Make it quirky:

Go for an uber fun look by wearing a matching two-piece set. The neon yellow really makes your outfit look bold! The watermelon print adds a little splash of kitschiness that makes your look unique and full of fun. Accessorize with other kitschy accessories like a plastic hand bag and bold, cat-eye glasses.

Reverse Juicy Fruit Top–$33.60

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Go flirty:

Nothing is more sweet and girly than a fit and flare skater dress. Grab one in a bold print like this and get your flirt on! Dress it up with a pair of bright colored heels or keep it casual and slip on some Converse.

United Couture Pineapple Sugar Dolls Dress–$49

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Keep it casual:

Need a cute and casual look for the fair or beach? We’ve got you covered. Grab a graphic tee with a bold fruit print, some high-waisted shorts, and some cute sunnies for a super fun summer inspired look! If it’s getting cold, grab an oversized sweater.

Reverse Pineapple Paradise Tank–$24




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3.) Tropical

Don’t want summer to go just yet? Neither do we. Amp up the summer vibes in your fall wardrobe by incorporating some tropical prints like palm trees and florals. Pair them with darker colors and warm textures to transition them into the colder weather.


For an easy, breezy look, stick with the basics! Grab your flowy tropical print top and pair with some ripped up jeans for a bit of edge. A cute leather backpack, dainty silver necklace, and white sneakers will perfectly complete your look.

BB Dakota Tahiti Top–$49

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Make it chic:

Amp up the glam and go for an elegant and chic look with a casual twist. A tropical floral printed bustier paired with high-waisted shorts or a high-waisted skirt make the perfect glam ensemble. It’s dressy enough to go out and casual enough just to chill with friends! Add an oversized boyfriend blazer to add to the effortlessly chic feel.

Reverse Outline Bustier–$48

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All out summery and sweet:

For something easy and feminine, try a chiffon maxi dress. You can sport this look while walking on the beach with some sandals, or wear it out with a leather jacket and roughed up boots! The great thing about this dress is that you can play up the feminine vibes or contrast it with some edgy accents.

Islander Maxi Dress–$47.60


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Which print fits your style the best? Good luck experimenting with the trends and don’t be afraid to step outside of the box.

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