There are many opinions on mixing prints and patterns and today I’m sharing my edit and a few tips of my own to help you mix prints like a pro even if it’s your first time.Start with the fundamentals – stripes and polka dots. Consider stripes and polka dots the New Black in mixing prints, they’re the staples and are always a good place to start especially if you are new at it. A simple black and white stripe can be mixed with almost any other type of print, in any color with great results. Other easy prints to match are check, plaid, houndstooth and gingham.Choose one dominant print or color to mix with a complimentary print or color. Mixing two bold prints can be a form of visual assault so please be considerate. Instead, balance out the bold with a more subtle one.Choose prints with different scales or sizes, big versus small, like pairing big bold stripes with gingham.
Some stylists recommend sticking to the same color top and bottom, but I disagree. To me, mixing prints is about being bold and having fun with your look, and I think you can certainly mix colors and pull off an amazing look. The limit shout be two prints though, three if you have a masters in mixology.
Pair the same print in contrasting sizes or colors, for example a white top with small red flowers paired with a white skirt with medium red flowers or a red skirt with white flowers.
I hope you find these tips helpful and you’re inspired to try this look. I will have more edits on this with different looks in upcoming posts. As always thank you for following along on my fashion journey. I always love to hear from you so please let me know your thoughts.