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.
TIPS FOR STARTING OUT:
- 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.