If you’re going to choose a print this season, make it a big bold one. Choosing a modern, abstract print can give your outfit a hip look. We were thrilled to see so many beautiful prints on the catwalks for this season. Go full-on with your print and wear top to toe with a suit or maxi dress, or simply add a print top to your jeans. Take a look at how to incorporate graphic prints into your outfits.

Why we love graphic prints

Julie in a graphic print suit | 40plusstyle.com

Julie @stylishparadox above looks stunning in her print suit.

Check out these blazer sets from Theory (blazer and pants) and Amazon (another option here) that you can wear with this similar pair of pumps (another option here), handbag, belt and earrings.

Graphic prints are modern

Adding a big, bold, unapologetic print to your outfits is a great wear to add modernity and fun.

You can change your body shape

Well, not literally, obviously. But you can change up the look of your silhouette by using print. For example, if you are a pear shape, you can wear a bold print on top and a dark pair of pants on your bottom half, or vice-versa for an inverted triangle.

Sandra wears a print top with her shorts | 40plusstyle.com

Sandra @lapecosapreciosa above opts for a print one-shoulder top with her shorts.

Get her look with this similar top, shorts, sandals, handbag, earrings, belt and sunglasses.

Graphic prints on the catwalks

Below, you can see some of the beautiful ways designers used prints on the catwalks this season. You can see how you can go very bold with your print and wear a print maxi dress or coat.

Graphic prints on the catwalks | 40plusstyle.com

ErdemUlla JohnsonChristian Dior

Graphic prints

Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful prints we’ve found online and the highstreet for you.

Graphic printed clothing and accessories in stores now | 40plusstyle.com

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Wear an oversized print shirt over your slim jeans or pants, or choose a slimline top with wider pants. You can dress up your prints or wear them for casual days.

You can wear your print tunic with leggings, and the print camisole top with white pants.

graphic print tops | 40plusstyle.com

Anne Klein Geo Print Short Sleeve Mock Neck TopDerek Lam 10 Crosby Agnes Striped Draped CamisoleReiss Kari Printed Satin ShirtMisook Jacquard Knit Mock Turtleneck Tunic

Jamie wears a print top and cargo skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Jamie @moreturquoise above combines two trends in one by pairing a print with her cargo skirt.

Steal her look with this similar top (other options here and here), skirt, sandals, earrings and sunglasses.

jackets and coats

Keep the rest of your outfit simple and pop a print coat over the top. We would wear any of these print jackets with a plain T-shirt and jeans.

graphic print coats | 40plusstyle.com

Chico’s Printed Linen Blend Stretch BlazerDIARRABLU Black Hera Print Lightweight Wrap JacketRaquel Allegra Gradient Quilted OvercoatMisook Long Painted Sunset Jacket

Graphic print coordiantes and flats | 40plusstyle.com

DIARRABLU Black Hera Print Lightweight Wrap JacketDIARRABLU Leer Hera Print Palazzo PantsTory Burch Mary Jane Ballet FlatsShashi Shashi Lynx Hoop EarringsAllSaints Half Moon Leather Crossbody Bag

pants and skirts

Printed pants come into their own in the warmer months when you can wear them with a vest top for your vacations. But, you can also add warmth if you need to by wearing with a t-shirt and blazer, or with a turtleneck.

You could wear your print skirt with sneakers and a t-shirt or with a sweater and knee-high boots.

graphic print pants and skirts | 40plusstyle.com

DIARRABLU Leer Hera Print Palazzo PantsGinger & Smart Voyager Border Print PantsFarm Rio Black Martina Scarf Pants (matching set) – Misook Flare Printed Jacquard Knit Midi-Skirt

Kimba wears print co-ords | 40plusstyle.com

Kimba @kimbalikes above shows how you can co-ordinate your prints for a cohesive, on-trend outfit.

Check out this similar coordinates (other options here and here), sandals, bag and sunglasses.


Print dresses are particularly on-trend right now. They’re perfect for heading off on vacation with sandals or dressing up for an event with heels and a clutch bag.

graphic print dresses | 40plusstyle.com

MANGO Cut-Out Striped DressEquipment Fatima Marble ShirtdressZOE AND CLAIRE Abstract Print Long Sleeve Tie Belt Midi DressAllSaints Betina Arches Racerback Satin Maxi Dress

Maxi print dress and sandals | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Betina Arches Racerback Satin Maxi DressShashi Shashi Lynx Hoop EarringsAllSaints Half Moon Leather Crossbody BagFranco Sarto Parker Ankle Strap Sandals


If you want to be subtle with your print, you can add it to your shoes and accessories. Either keep the rest of your outfit in plain, block colors, or take a look at our article on print mixing if you want to add more than one print.

print shoes | 40plusstyle.com

DREAM PAIRS Slingback Pumps – SHEKUDO Print Canvas MuleTory Burch Classic Flip FlopsVersace Barocco Print Denim & Leather Sneakers

Printed cardigan, sneakers and tote paired with wide pants | 40plusstyle.com

Raquel Allegra Gradient Quilted OvercoatChico’s Ribbed High Neck TankEileen Fisher Wide-Leg Linen PantsVersace Barocco Print Denim & Leather SneakersIsabel Marant Yenki Tote BagSwarovski Mesmera Bar Earrings


A super easy way to add print into your outfit is to choose a print scarf that you love, or add a print handbag.

Print handbags and accessories | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Ever Ready Zip Tote BagIsabel Marant Yenki Tote BagKate Spade New York Noel Printed Fabric Convertible BagMadewell Checker Huggie Hoop EarringsEugenia Kim Giselle Printed Packable SunhatChloé 55MM Gradient SunglassesNordstrom Print Silk Square Scarf

Tee, graphic print pants, sandals and tote | 40plusstyle.com

NIC+ZOE Perfect Boat Neck Rib TopGinger & Smart Voyager Border Print PantsTory Burch Ever Ready Zip Tote BagTory Burch Classic Flip FlopsPetit Moments Hoop Pendant Cord Necklace

Plains to wear with your prints

Unless you are co-ordinating or deliberately print mixing, you will want some plain options to go with your prints. The tops, pants, shoes and accessories (below) would be perfect form the basis of a capsule wardrobe. Then, you can simply add your new prints to them to create different

Clothes and shoes to wear with your prints | 40plusstyle.com

NIC+ZOE Perfect Boat Neck Rib TopChico’s Ribbed High Neck TankPAIGE Genevieve Flared JeansElie Tahari The Baylor Belted PantsEileen Fisher Wide-Leg Linen PantsShashi Shashi Lynx Hoop EarringsSwarovski Mesmera Bar EarringsAllSaints Half Moon Leather Crossbody BagStaud Shirley Metal-Handle Leather ClutchPetit Moments Hoop Pendant Cord NecklaceFranco Sarto Parker Ankle Strap SandalsTory Burch Mary Jane Ballet Flats

Stylish graphic print outfits to create a hip, modern look | 40plusstyle.com

Rita @ritapalazzi above opts for a bold print duster coat over her navy dress. Note she matches the color of her dress to the background of the pattern.

Get her look with this similar dress, kimono (another option here), espadrilles, clutch and earrings.

More graphic prints for you

DIARRABLU Satu One-Shoulder DressNIC+ZOE Spring Shadow Daydream Midi DressMasai Copenhagen Nalo Midi-DressGood American Committed To Fit Denim JacketReiss Bay Graphic Pleated MinidressMANGO Printed Satin DressIsabel Marant Étoile Zilen Abstract-Print Cotton T-ShirtMANGO Rothko Print Satin Button-Up ShirtMANGO Tie-Dye Pleated SkirtMisook Floral Pleated-Sleeve BlouseMisook Floral Drop-Waist Midi-Skirt

Sylvia wears a print dress | 40plusstyle.com

Dres from COS (similar options here, here and here), FLY London Bani sandals, similar bag, sunglasses and earrings

Your graphic print capsule

Below, you can see how you would wear your graphic prints. You can easily wear any print top with any plain pair of jeans or pants.

Graphic print capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

shop the best graphic print items here:

Continue reading:

  1. How To Mix Prints And Patterns Like An Expert
  2. How To Print Mix Black And White Outfits
  3. How To Incorporate The New 2024 Color Trends Into Your Own Style

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Feature image by Rita @ritapalazzi


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