How to Mix Prints

This season, we’re big in to pattern. And I don’t mean just throwing on a scarf to dress up your jeans and tee, I mean using pattern as the main event and getting creative with combining a few, too. But let’s be honest: It can be a little tricky. Fortunately, there are just a couple simple rules to making it work. Here are some examples modeled by a few of our favorite bloggers.

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If you’re doing just two patterns (like a top and a skirt), go for…

  • Patterns in a similar color palette, like Kendi's stripes and florals (far left)
  • One pattern that’s bold and another that’s more subtle—like Amanda's hearts and stripes (far right)—or two patterns that are both more subtle, like Trang's leopard-on-leopard ensemble (second from left)

For three or more patterns, make sure your boldest print contains your dominant color, then keep your other prints subtle, using only one or two colors from your bold print, as Tayele does (second from right).

P.S. If you want some tips for mixing patterns in your home, check out this article I wrote for Woman's Day.

Photo credits (left to right): KendiEveryday.com, BehindSeams.com, AveStyles.com, LittleMissFearless.com

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