Mixing Prints

Mixing prints might feel a little outside your comfort zone at first, but we're here to fuel you with confidence in pairing the perfect patterns together. The most important things to consider are the size and the color of the prints. The rule of thumb is to combine a small print with a larger, bolder print in coordinating colors. Here's a few more tips to mixing prints and some ideas to get you started:

  • Balance the scale of your patterns by wearing a small, understated print in combination with one that’s larger and bolder.
  • Look for patterns that have a similar color scheme or accent hue.
  • Consider areas you want to accentuate (larger print) and minimize (smaller print). For example, use a smaller print on top if you're top-heavy. Use a large scale print on the bottom to show off your legs. 
  • Lace, stripes, polka dots, and leopard prints are generally considered neutrals. These patterns almost always pair effortlessly with everything.
  • A solid layering piece like a cami under a blazer can help to break up your patterns.


  • Mixing black and white prints are an easy way to build confidence in this game. Add a pop of color in your accessory to make it more interesting.
  • Add a layer on top like a jean jacket to tone down the patterns or distract from the boldness.

Mixing a small print with a tweed blazer

SHOP: Aby Top / Goldie Tweed Blazer

Mixing small print with a big print

SHOP: Simply Straight Pant / Groovy Jacket

Mixing black and white prints

SHOP: Mini Dot Wide Leg Trouser / Embellished Button-Up Shirt

Mixing stripes and floral

SHOP: Plush Jean / Marina Button Down Shirt

Mixing stripes with tweed

SHOP: Zip Front Jacket / Goldie Tweed Chain Dress

Mixing prints

SHOP: '78 Ankle Pant / Flowy Tiger Top