The right way to make mixed prints look cool. There is one fashion ‘rule’ that feels more outdated than the rest. ‘Don’t mix your prints!’.
Despite the countless seasons and catwalks of pattern-clashing style, some of you may hesitate to put two different prints together. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Ever wonder how to mix florals with geometric pants? What about the same prints in different colours?
Here are our tips to make mixed prints look cool and effortless.
Wear Prints In The Same Family
When thinking of mixing prints, it’s easy to think you need to wear two different patterns. Consider sticking to one family or theme. Choose ditzy florals and pair them with gigantic ones. Mix a few different paisley colours and patterns and put them together as a look.
This trick will work in a range of categories, from gingham to florals.
Think About Colour
Achieving the right balance between wearing two prints relies heavily on colour. A fool-proof way to mixing prints is to match a lighter colour with a darker one.
Mixing patterns isn’t so much about the prints you wear as it is about the colours you choose. When scanning your wardrobe for prints to match together, think about what colours compliment each other.
Think About What Shapes You’re Wearing
When it comes to wearing prints, it’s not just colour you need to consider. Focus on your silhouette. Keep your shape simple, classic and let your prints do the talking. Midi skirts and off-the-shoulder tops are no-fail options you can try.
Remember To Have Fun
Don’t take print-styling too seriously. Wearing prints is your chance to have fun and embrace your creativity. Just because you’ve chosen the loudest print in your wardrobe, doesn’t mean you have to wear it with something neutral. If you feel ridiculous, bask in it. Be comfortable in what you’ve put together.
If you think in terms of rules and formulas, you can take away from the fun of wearing prints.
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The right way to make mixed prints look cool