I find that some of my best looks come from mixing prints together to create a new and stylish outfit. Now, I know mixing prints can look a little intimidating at first, but it’s far from impossible to achieve. These are just a few tips in order to mix your prints without looking like a hot mess.
Color is key
One in the easiest ways for you to mix patterns is by choosing one main color to bring out in your different pieces to make a more uniformed outfit. It’s a subtle look but can still make a large impact. Choose one color or set of colors in the same family to help mesh the different prints.
Some patterns are meant for one another
It’s very easy to look like you dressed that morning without any lights on when you’re trying to mix patterns, but there is another way to prevent this. Look for patterns that naturally compliment one another. One example of this is meshing florals with stripes or stripes with polka dots.
Scale it to size
Here is a way to match similar prints without giving others around you a headache. It all has to do with the size of the patterns. By using a smaller print against a larger print the two will begin to balance each other out, one complimenting the other.
Neutrals are your best friend
It can be hard to pull off a complete head-to-toe pattern, so that’s where neutrals come to the rescue. By adding a solid neutral piece between two or more patterns it gives a nice break between each of them. You can easily do this by making your neutral piece a belt, shoes or any other article of clothing.
Give your patterns some space
You don’t have to have each patterned piece touching each another. Let your patterns have some space between one another. You can mix a top with patterned shoes or use a scarf to mix with a patterned skirt.
What makes mixing patterns so much fun is that it gives you countless more ways to combine and mix different pieces in your closet you never expected to work before. It’s a great way to show your personality and always an attention grabber s go forth and mix!