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How to Mix Prints Like a Blogger

September 14, 2018

Happy Fashion Friday loves! Mixing prints can easily elevate any outfit from basic to bomb. But its not always straightforward and can quickly make an outfit look very disconnected and random. I’m pretty new to mixing prints and I thought today I’d share the four tips I follow while mixing prints.

WHAT I’M WEARING

Forever 21 White Blazer – Sold Out, Similar here

Who What Wear Collection Polka Dot Blouse – Sold Out, Similar here

H&M Plaid Skirt, Similar here and here

Target Box Clutch

Marc Fisher Studded Kitten Heels Similar here

Choose One Dominant Print

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It’s the fundamental thing to keep in mind while building an outfit mixing prints or not. Take one piece in this case, a print and build your outfit around it. Like in this outfit, the dominant print that I chose was the grid aka window pane print on the blazer from Forever 21. The blazer is the biggest piece of clothing I’m wearing and makes the grid print the dominant print.

Choose Prints in Different Sizes

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The prints that you select to pair with your dominant print, make sure they are either smaller or bigger than your dominant print. We don’t want prints to compete for attention, we want them to complement each other. And having a size difference makes it easy. In my outfit, I chose to mix 3 prints well 4 if you look closely 😉 The polka dots on the blouse is smaller than the grid print and the plaid on the skirt is smaller (busier) than the polka dot. So my print sizes go from big, to medium to small. It also goes to tiny if you count the marble detail on my necklace😉

Choose Prints with the Same Color Family

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Selecting prints which have the same color scheme helps make the outfit look cohesive. There is already a lot going on in the outfit with the mixed prints. So to tone down the madness and to make the outfit more soothing to the eye, stick to the same color family overall. For my outfit, I chose black & white as my color scheme.

Choose Neutral Pieces to Ground the Look

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Neutral or solid accessories can easily ground the mixed prints look. Try and choose accessories in the colors which are in the prints, to bring out that color in the look. I chose a black bag and a black studded kitten heel to bring out the black. Again neutral or solid accessories compliment the outfit.

WHAT I’M WEARING

Forever 21 White Blazer – Sold Out, Similar here

Who What Wear Collection Polka Dot Blouse – Sold Out, Similar here

H&M Plaid Skirt, Similar here and here

Target Box Clutch

Marc Fisher Studded Kitten Heels Similar here

It doesn’t matter if you are mixing 2 prints or 5 prints. If you keep these FOUR things in mind you’ll not go wrong!

Have you tried mixing prints? What are your favorite tips? Let me know in the comments.

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