How to Combine Different Prints and Patterns
Hello Fashion Enthusiasts,
One of the most frequently asked fashion question is: how can I mix different prints and patterns without looking crazy?!
One of the best things about fashion is that there are endless possibilities and variations to mix and match the clothes you already have in your wardrobe which means; new outfits every week basically! In fashion, a good rule to follow is to wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident, at the same time stepping out of your comfort zone without being afraid to do so.
Do you ever wish you can mix prints and patterns and don’t end up looking like a complete wreck? Though the thought of mixing clashing patterns seems scary and may stress you out, its not as hard as it looks promise, the following outfits will prove that pulling off the look is totally doable. Follow these simple rules so you can pull it off seamlessly.
- Break up the look with solids:
This is the easiest tip when it comes to mixing patterns, simply start by layering up your top by wearing a solid color base or your favorite blazer, you can incorporate different patterns on your pants or under shirt this technique will quite down all the pattern. You basically need to pick the busiest print item and coordinating it with a simpler pattern piece that has fewer colors in it.
- Match the same print in different colors:
We often assume ‘mixing prints’ means to grab two totally different patterns but you can always stick to a single family. You can for example match a black and white gingham tank with a red and white gingham shorts and you set!
- Play with proportion:
Pair bolder, more graphic prints together for combination that’s unlikely and stylish. Just a tip: mix prints in the same tone range to look put-together.
- When in doubt, go completely monochrome:
When you stick to classics like black and white, it proves that you can take on just about any mixed prints. When it comes to mixing patterns, floral are the toughest; one tip I learned is to opt for one monochrome print and one multicolor print that pick up the first color.
- Take color into account:
When in doubt, start matching colors rather then prints, if the colors match then the patterns on those pieces will work together as well.
Let me know in the comments down below if you like mixing different prints? If yes, then how do you style it?