How to Mix Prints Like A Fashion Editor
Mixing prints is a huge trend that has been around since awhile and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. It may seem a bit risque but it’s not as intimidating as it seems once you experiment and embrace it head-on. It also helps you make better use of so many items in your wardrobe. We help you polish those skills of mixing it up, to ensure you make a fabulous style statement when you step out in your bold ensemble.
Everyone’s favourite Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester nails it with this bright ensemble of mixed prints
- Begin with choosing a bold printed piece, be it a printed top, skirt or blazer. This will be your central item that you’ll work the rest of your outfit around.
- Mixing florals with stripes is a great idea. Make sure the floral print is bright and the striped piece is in neutral colours like black and white.
- Another great print to pair stripes with is polka dots. You can mix black and white prints or brighter colours in the print.
- Be sure to stick to one colour family with all your prints. The easiest way to do this is ensuring that both prints share a similar colour so that they flow well together.
- Stick to a max of 2 prints in your outfit to avoid looking like you got dressed in the dark.
- The key to mixing prints is all in the size and shape. Bigger prints should always be paired with prints of a smaller scale to look trendy and not like you lost your way to the circus.
- If mixing bright prints are too overwhelming for you, choose black and white prints for a classy ensemble and bring a dash of colour with a bold bag, shoes or other accessories.
- You can always rely on stripes to pair any print with. It’s safe and a sure-fire way of working this style.
- A printed scarf is extremely handy to have around when you choose to embrace this trend, in a more subtle way. You can complete an ensemble of a printed skirt and neutral tee with a bright printed scarf.
- Fashion and confidence go hand in hand. You can pull off anything with oodles of self-confident. Don’t be too self-conscious when you’re strutting your printed style.
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