When it comes to mixing prints, a few things you might want to consider:
- Keep it in the same color family: This doesn't necessarily mean that they have to all be the same shade, but having a central color theme/palette ensures a more cohesive outfit that also looks chic.
- Contrast small print with bigger print: This trick has definitely saved me on many occasions over the years. The contrast of big prints with small, and thick prints paired with thin makes an overall visually appealing look while still making a strong, but not overwhelming statement.
- Organized chaos: One of the most successful ways to mix your prints is to pair a more rigid, structured looking print with a bolder more organic looking one. For example: a complicated or busy print such as tribal print and match it with a simpler more basic one (e.g., thin stripes). This is not only more visually impacting, but also creates fluidity throughout your entire look.
- Less is more: Incorporating no more than two prints at a time is a good rule for beginners and three prints at a time for the more daring fashionistas ;P Four or more will probably cause some confusion!
- Start small & have fun! Start mixing on a smaller scale, for example, your accessories. This way you can fine tune your newly acquired skills before branching out to bigger and bolder pairings!
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Sunglasses: Karen Walker;
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