Pairing Your Prints – A Beginner’s Guide
Animal, floral , polka dots, stripes, paisley and plaid prints; who would think they can all work together? Mixing different prints is one of the biggest up-and-coming trends and seems to have no boundaries – just pick your favorite prints and start mixing, but do that, and you may end up looking homeless or literally crazy. You want to stand out and be mistaken for a celebrity, like Whitney Port (pre bad financial press) or Diane Kruger, not look like you’re a regular at the local soup kitchen. Be chic, not crazy. Here are some safe starting options to wearing a print or two you probably already own. Stay tuned. This trend will have a few installments, sure to make you a mixing master!
1.Tie-Back Floral Tank $30 @ Delias / 2. Floral Crop Top $15 @ chiarafashion.co.uk / 3. Faux Leather Shorts $23 @ H&M / 4.Polka-Dot Corset $22 @ Tilly / 5. Polka Dot Blouse $35 @ Delias / 6. Britt Skirt $58 – Abercrombie & Fitch .
Lace + Spots: Lace is one of those prints that’s usually only one color and actually acts a as a neutral – meaning it’s subtle enough to mix with many types of prints – but not all at once. Tru it out with a polka dot pairing. Make sure the prints are colors and combinations will pop!
Florals + Leather: The naughty/nice combo is easy to achieve with leather and floral. Pair a floral top with leather pants or shorts. It gives a day-and-night feel all in one outfit.
Pale Knits + Brights: Pale knits on bright denim is a simple-chic option for the print-on-print beginner. Wearing two colors doesn’t technically constitute as a prints, but it’s a unique pairing that works that unexpected, but works.. The sharper the contrast, the more impactful the look!
The options listed above should wet your palette. Do your homework and try out these quick tips. Lesson two is coming soon and it we’ll take your prints to the next level (hint: plaid and stripes together – yeah, it’s happening!)
Sometimes the best combos are ones that seem unlikely, be confident in your selection and make it your own.
So are you a mixing master or still stumped by the trend? Chat with us and comment below!