WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO MIX PRINTS?
Everyone is soo afraid to mix print, why because of the outdated rules on how to do it. Lets takes plaids and stripes for example. People always thought plaids and stripes do not mix, but to be honest stripes go with EVERYTHING, including plaids. In fact, prints are really pretty mixable across the board. Below I will provide you with four huge tips to keep in mind. Lets go!!!!
1. MATCH COLORS (NOT PRINTS)
Remember if the colors look good together then the prints will look good together. You will never go wrong with black and white stripes, because it goes with EVERYTHING!!!
2. THE SIMPLER AND MORE GRAPHIC THE PRINTS, THE EASIER TO MIX
This is why stripes, especially black and white stripes, go with everything. The reason not only they're simple, but they're also the neutral of prints. Graphic prints go great with each other and also with more complex or organic prints for example floral or animal prints. Floral and animal prints are the more complicated prints but also look good together. This is not easy to pull off (this is when the color and scale become more important), so it can get frustrating if you are not totally comfortable with the idea of print-mixing to begin with.
3. SPREAD YOUR PRINTS OUT ACROSS YOUR OUTFIT
This is very very important. It is best to spread your prints if you feel like your outfit is getting a little busy, by doing this try distributing your prints more evenly by doing one print on the top and one on the bottom. I am not saying you cant wear a printed jacket over a printed top, you can totally rock that and its not an issue.
4. BREAK UP YOUR LOOKS WITH SOLIDS
If you are not comfortable or feel like its too much wearing print-on-print-on-print, just layer in some solid-colored clothes and or accessories to calm things down and ground your look!!!