Mum on the Run – How to wear prints? Take inspiration from pieces from Zara, Coast and H&M

It seemed a shame to do all of the shopping for the style event last week and not to share some of my finds with you before returning them to the stores – well, returning most of them anyway. As you might imagine, there are one or two things which may find their way into my wardrobe. 


Today it’s the turn of the printed pieces. There are lots of prints on the High Street at the moment from florals, to geometric, to Aztec and chequerboard.



Prints can do a great job of adding interest to a relatively plain wardrobe, working in some colour, disguising parts of us that we may prefer to disguise or drawing attention to certain areas. 



From top left, going in a clockwise direction we have:


Zara trainers – mad or what? I love them!


Zara pencil skirt – lovely with a crisp white shirt, or reference one of the other colours in it in a plain top. This print can be used to good effect to draw the attention towards narrow hips and slim legs and away from other areas.


Coast A-line skirt, great for those who suit a skirt with a little more fabric in it – keep the top fitted, to show off a neat waist.


Zara printed shirt – A fab piece for curvier ladies to wear with fitted trousers, or as a beach cover up.



Again, from top left in a clockwise direction:


H&M geometric print trousers – great fabric, thick and supportive with stretch in it. Lovely with a simple top, black blazer and heels for an evening out;


Coast dress – loving the cobalt blue and acid green in this dress – great neckline too;


Zara top – as the print is on the back and with the front being plain, it’s a fantastic piece for those who would like to dabble their toe in the print water but are a little nervous of doing so. This would work well with cobalt blue skinny jeans (Gap has khakis and skinnies in this colour) and converse or flat sandals/ballet pumps/smoking slippers for an every day look.



Check in tomorrow – it will be the turn of the yellow pieces!



  1. Wendy Brady
    April 29, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    I love the trainers and the Zara print back top, both easy pieces to jazz up my dull wardrobe!

    • StyleGuile
      May 1, 2013 / 12:57 pm

      Hi Wendy – does that mean that you are tempted to buy??? If so, I hope that they work for you. Beth

    April 29, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    Some great ideas here…..I can be a bit print-a-phobic sometimes, but there are so many lovely one's around at the moment. Maybe it's time to experiment a bit! xx

    • StyleGuile
      May 1, 2013 / 12:58 pm

      Hi – oh yes, a bit of experimentation is always a good thing. That's the thing with prints – we often like them but aren't sure how to wear them – be brave!

  3. CousCousandCorkWedges
    May 1, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    That Zara top is gorgeous! I would so wear it just as you described! Andrea x

  4. StyleGuile
    May 1, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    Hi Andrea, would love to see the outfit, if you did go ahead. I think that I need to get these things back to the stores before it's too late!

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