Having different prints in your closet is a must. Whether you like flora, leopard, polka, dot, or stripes, there is always a way to mix and match the different printed pieces in your wardrobe to make your outfits a little more fun. One of my favourite ways to play with my wardrobe is by mixing and matching with different prints. A lot of people tend to veer away from this trend because they either like to play it safe, are scared to try something new, or simply do not know which patterns to mix and match with.
It is not hard to master the art of mixing and matching. Once you learn a few simple tricks of the trade, you’ll be pairing patterns like. We promise it’s easier than it looks. I am going to hopefully make things a little easier with you by showing you 4 different ways you and mix and match your different prints.
When I am mixing and matching different prints one of the things I like to take into consideration are colours. Colours can help blend prints together if they are within the same colour tone or same hue. For example, the outfit I have here are all very light and neutral colours. There is not a vibrant colour or pattern that is really drawing our attention to it or looking obscure. As long as all of your patterns have a single colour in common, they’ll work together. However, you don’t have to stick to this rule. The beige neutral tones in the floral dress tie together with the beige tones in the leopard jacket. Like I have said in the beginning, it’s fun to mix and match different patterns. Having your colours match within the same element will make it easier when first attempting to mix and match different prints.
Playing with Different Patterns and Shilouettes
There is no right or wrong rule when it comes to playing with shapes and silhouettes. Everyone has a different style and a different opinion. In my opinion, if it works with you and your style, it doesn’t hurt to try and play around with. When you have two different prints you want to pair together you can either match a big print with a smaller print or pair two smaller prints together. Again, it is different with every style and shape of the garment, but usually, these two rules tend to work all the time. With my outfit I paired with you here, both prints are the same. One of the prints is neither bigger or smaller than one another so it allows them to blend well with one another. If you want to check out more examples and ideas check out the Who What Wear blog for their take on matching different prints.
Work With Prints That are Within the Same Family
Just Have fun
Just have fun with it! One of the biggest pieces of advice I constantly say is “ you never know what it looks like or how it fits until you try it on”. Unless you try mixing and matching different prints you never know what it will look like. If you are feeling even more playful add in a third print to spice things up!
If you would like to see more examples of how I mix and match different patterns together then check out my youtube video by clicking HERE.
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