Prints Charming

Our mix of bold shapes, stripes, and polka dots will have you reaching for anything but solids this season.

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Allover Pattern


An allover print is easier to pull off than you think — just balance the pattern by adding charcoal gray tights and black patent leather wedges.

Dress, American Eagle Outfitters, $44.50. Tights, Anne Klein New York Legwear, $24. Shoes, Etienne Aigner, $69. Necklace, Lia Sophia, $68.

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Graphic Print


This graphic design looks clean and crisp against white jeans. Slimming vertical lines also give you a sleeker shape instantly.

Top, Hale Bob, $284.

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Punchy Polka Dots


A silky fabric lends a sophisticated touch to playful polka dots. And when you wear this bright, flirty top with dark denim, it goes from day to dinner.

Top, O Oscar, $109. Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, $178. Shoes, Chinese Laundry, $69.

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Sophisticated Stripes


Show off your stripes with confidence. It's fun mixing bold and narrow lines together. Just add a wide solid belt like this one to cinch the deal.

Top, Gap, $39.50. Skirt, Coldwater Creek, $89.50. Belt, Metrostyle, $14.99. Bag, Metrostyle, $49.99. Scarf, Talbots, $30. Bracelets, Alltherageonline, (top to bottom) $27, $23.

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the March 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.