Print mixing is something I get asked about a lot. It seems that while many of you like the look of it, you aren’t really too sure how to do it. So I thought that this week I would share some tips to help you print mix like a pro.
- It helps if one of the prints is bolder than the other as this prevents them competing for attention and is much easier on the eye.
- A pair of patterned socks or tights is a fun way to add a second print.
- Accessories are a great way to dabble in a spot of print mixing if you’re not feeling confident enough to wear more than one print.
- Neutrals such as stripes, polka dots and animal print always mix well with other prints.
- Picking prints that have at least one common color running through them will help the prints gel. Most stores feature a limited color pallet so you’re sure to find two prints that complement each other in the same store.
- Picking a color pallet and choosing only prints in this family will help you to pull together a cohesive look.
- Shoes are another simple and subtle way to mix your prints.
- Scarves are a brilliant way to test out print mixing, as if you end up feeling a little self-conscious, you can just whip it off and tie it to your handbag.
- If you’re having trouble deciding which colors to mix together, take color out of the equation and stick to Monochrome – they always work well together.
- Wear two prints on a different scale. For example, a top in a small polka dot looks fabulous teamed with a skirt in a large spot.
- Mirror your prints. Sometimes a store will do one print twice, but invert the colors. These two prints will mix perfectly.
- Use accessories to tie the prints together. A belt in a color that is featured in both prints is a great way to finish off the look.
But most of all be confident with your choices and wear them like they were meant to be together.
I regularly pin print mixing looks to Pinterest so if you’re looking for some outfit inspiration, pop on over and follow this board: