Sporting a subdued, sophisticated print is the surest way to look put-together, exude polish and get more (surprise!) versatility out of your wardrobe. Easy neutrals and super-flattering shapes go the distance to create your new favorite closet combos. This jacquard pencil skirt, for instance, becomes the focal point of any outfit and we’re loving the way it hugs the hips with precision. Get inspired with these tips for keeping your favorite summer prints fresh…

Tip #1 Experiment with stylistic details that feel modern, like an elegant tie neck (shown on the printed dress below). You’ll barely need to put any thought into accessorizing since a large-scale pattern steals the show, every time.

Tip #2 Pair cobalt patterned pants with a simple, solid top—then add a statement necklace, bag and shoes that finish the look like sprinkles on a sundae. Or go all-out minimalist with the perfect Supima® tee. White is no-fail.

Tip #3 Mix prints like a pro. Paisley and stripes, anyone? How about polka dots and florals? These unexpected combos create a playful, modern vibe. The trick is to stay in the same color family.

Tip #4 If your printed top is super-subtle (like the ultra-faded boat stripes, pictured below), dare to wear a magenta pant on the wilder sider and weave that same brazen color throughout your look, from lipstick to toe nail polish.

Tip #5 Ever faithful: one printed accessory, be it an eye-catching bag, shoe, or scarf. You’ll want to keep the rest of your look stunningly simple with jeans, a tank and a blazer thrown over your shoulders.