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Mixing prints in a outfit can be tricky. And if you don’t know how to do it properly it can look like a hot mess.
Which is why it’s always important to understand the guidelines of patterns, colors and print mixing with your garments, so they can clash but compliment in a beautiful way. Because being that “it” girl that can pair stripes and plaids in one outfit is something everyone probably dreams of, so let’s find out how to do it!
Make sure the colors compliment each other
If the colors look good together, then the prints will look good together too! Which is why it’s so handy to pay attention to what color the print is, so they don’t go against each other. Colors that normally compliment each other are normally colors that are either the total opposite like white and black, or colors that share the same color scheme. So like royal blue and navy go together or like olive green and forest green can go since they’re in the same color spectrum but just in different shades. So make sure when you wear prints they have complimentary colors!
Pair smaller prints with more graphic prints.
This step is very important! Because you don’t want to wear a head to toe outfit with huge prints, since it can look a bit tacky. I would advise to pair a small print (which will work kind of like a solid neutral) with a more bold print, to even out the look. So try to pair simple prints like small herringbone, polka dots or stripes, with a more graphic complex print like florals or animal print, to balance out your outfit.
Try to break up the prints
Like I just mentioned, wearing head to toe prints can be tacky, so if you truly want to blend your prints then I would advise to try to break them up. For example, if you have on a plain top and floral pants, add on a printed sweater or jacket over the top, with solid colored accessories to tone down the look. It just helps draw the eye away from all the prints that you’re wearing, and focus more on your overall outfit.
Look for garments that already print block
And last but not least, if you’re super scared to style a printed outfit, try looking for clothes that already do it for you! Sometimes there’s jackets, tops or pants that literally add patch work of different materials or prints, or just have multiple designs on the sleeves that will make it easy to style with other clothes. Just remember that if you have a print block garment you can pair it with a solid color garment for either the top or bottom, if you don’t want to overdo it.
So those are all of my tips on how to mix prints like a pro! I hope it helped you learn how to style a outfit with more than one print, as well as inspired you to try out a different combo you may have never even used before in your wardrobe!
xoxo – Arianna♥