Mixing & matching prints are one of my favorite ways to up my fashion game. It is a great way to get excited about pieces you already own in your closet by looking at them in a new way. I think of mixing and matching prints like a “closet puzzle”. When I buy a new printed piece I think “what can I pair this floral skirt with now”? I know a lot of people are intimidated by the concept of mixing prints, but it really is easier than you think. Below are my tips & tricks for mixing & matching prints!
Stick To A Color Family
When mixing prints sticking to an overall color theme is KEY. Make sure at least one color carries over from your upper body to your lower body, let’s call it your looks primary color. If you can, carry that primary color over into your shoes, bag or a belt
Often times, smaller prints on top and larger prints on the bottom make the outfit look more proportionate. Another simple way to mix up your prints is to play with prints of different sizes. The contrast of sizes of prints will make a great statement but not over do it.
Less Is More
In order for a mixed print look to look chic, you want to create an organized chaos illusion. If you are just starting out with mixing prints, stick to mixing two prints. If you are extra daring try three. But you don’t want to overdo it and mix together every item in your closet.
Dress For Your Body
Dressing for your body type is a deal breaker when mixing prints. If you are petite, do not overwhelm your frame. Go with something like thin stripes on top and a pencil skirt with a floral print to elongate the body. If you are curvier a fitted print top with a flared skirt will work great!