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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mixing prints

 One thing I learned in fashion school was how to mix print. I mostly took inspiration from one of my good friends. She is definitely the master of mixing print, I’m pretty sure she was always in some kind of print! Here are some tips for mixing prints.

1. Don’t mix two loud prints; make sure one of the prints is smaller than the other. That way they aren’t fighting for attention.
2. Colour is key. Make sure one of the colours is in both your top and bottom, or a similar colour. This brings the look together. My look has both black and white; the pants tend to take more attention than the top because it is a busier print. Also both pieces have the same amount of colour. The top is focusing on white, and the bottom black.
3. Belt it! When you layer a cardigan or layering piece overtop, add a belt around the waist. That way it unites both the prints together.

4. Accessorize accordingly. In my look I paired my outfit with dainty earrings, a simple ring and clutch. I could’ve added a necklace but I wanted the outfit to be focused on the print more.

5. Mix textures! It’s an easier way of mixing print and it adds different visual elements to your outfit. Try a knitted sweater, with a leather skirt, or lace skirt.
So experiment with your prints, be bold and have fun! Let me know if these tips help, and if you try them out! XX

 
 
 
Top from Joe Fresh
Pants Old Navy
Clutch H&M
Shoes Le Chateau

21 comments:

  1. I love print mixing. You have done it well here!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. me to! thank you so much, means a lot! I love your blog :)

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  2. Very interesting look dear! Thanks for the nice words on my blog. If you maybe want to follow each other, let me know :)
    Kisses
    http://bambolai.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you :) and absolutely, lets follow each other! I just followed you xxx

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  3. I love your pants.
    So comfy looK!
    XO

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    1. thank you!! Yes they are so comfortable, one of my favorite pants xx

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  4. All great tips! I've found that sticking to the same color scheme and relying on the texture of a fabric or the small v. loud nature of the print is key!

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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    1. agreed!! I find it easier sticking with one colour scheme as well! glad you enjoyed, love your blog! xx

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  5. love this pattern mixing!! monochromatic but not boring!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. yes!! thank you so much Sybil :) love your new post, cute outfit + great food = awesome post everytime xx

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  6. Cool mixing print combination! I like that you pick black & white mix! Nice clutch to go with the outfit!

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    1. thank you sooo much, that means a lot!! xx

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  7. Cool mixing print combination! I like that you pick black & white mix! Nice clutch to go with the outfit!

    www.PurseFixation.com
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  8. You did a good job in mixing that prints!
    Many thanks for your warm comment on my blog. You have a fascinating blog and now I want to ask if you want to follow each other?
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. thank you!! and yes yes for sure. I just followed you xx

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  9. Love these two prints together! Great look!

    Shae @ Current Habits

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