Red Hot How to Mix Prints

How to Mix Prints

There are certain trends that come back season after season.  One of those trends is print mixing.

Yes, print mixing can be a bit daunting and there are a lot of rules out there about how to mix prints, but they’re usually outdated and more focused on what “doesn’t” work than what does.

In the spirit of can-do thinking (Because I have been listening to Courtney’s Podcasts) let’s focus on the do’s rather than the don’ts.

A general yaas when it comes to print mixing is that if the colors look good together, more often than not the prints will look good together.  It really is pretty simple.

You don’t have to have a stylist’s eye to pull off this tricky trend. All you need is to few key Do’s and you’ll be mixing and matching spring’s best prints in no time!

Do’s for Mixing Prints:

  1. DO mix prints of different scales and sizes.
  2. DO choose one pattern to accent and one to dominate.
  3. DO  make sure that when matching two or more prints, they share at least one color. That will bring the look together.
  4. DO add a neutral/solid piece to anchor the look.
  5. DO mix stripes and florals, they always play well together!

About My Look: Red is super hot this season so I used it as the anchor.  I then chose blue as the shared color to pair the striped top and floral skirt.  Patches are my jam this season and this patched denim jacket pulled the whole look together.  The patches added pops of yellow, blue and red creating an uber sense of balance to the look.

I can’t wait to see what print-tabulous combinations YOU create this season!  I’ll be watching on INSTAGRAM!  Tag me!

Print Mixing

How to Mix Prints for Spring

What I’m Wearing: Saks Fifth Avenue Long Sleeve Denim Jacket | Rag & Bone Striped Tee (Similar found here)TOPSHOP Floral Skirt (Similar found here) | Giant Vintage Sunglasses | Salvatore Ferragamo Ka-Rung Trimmed Slingback Sandals | TOPSHOP Envelope clutch (Similar found here) | Rocksbox Necklace |

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45 Comments

  1. Great tips! I know exactly where this wall is too such a cute one! I love this look it’s so fun and I will try adding some more flavor to my looks this summer, you’ve inspired me to try new things when it comes to my style even if it’s a new print it’s definitely added some variety to my style!
    Courtney B || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

  2. I love love love your style sense. And the way you articulate how to dress. This is my favorite rule for mixing prints: DO make sure that when matching two or more prints, they share at least one color. That will bring the look together!

    Yes girl!!

  3. Honestly, my lack of fashion is because of my lack of fashion knowledge! Plus I look at something and think “I can never pull that off!” Maybe I will start to play around with new things? I do however love this, esp the jacket and shoes. LOVE!

  4. You look fantastic!!! Never in a million years would I mix those patterns! You are so talented and have such an unique eye for fashion. Such perfection!!! ???????????????????????????????? Awesome post!

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