Have any of you been daring enough to try the trend of mixing prints? This seemingly mish-mashed-mix-matched sounding look can actually achieve quite a chic and fashionable look if done correctly.
Rules of thumb?
Although we’re mixing patterns, try and stick within the same family.
Following the color wheel also directs us to which colors can work quite well together. We’ve included a quite simple one, where the colors on either side of one another complement each others tones, as well as those across. Don’t use this as an actual ‘rule‘ per say, rather, play around with the colors, textures and tones.
Some patterns that go great together are:
polka dots & stripes
polka dots with leopard
color blocking & corresponding prints
florals with florals
large florals with leopard… the list is endless!
Here are some fun looks we love!
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Left: Polka dots, stripes, matching pink tones, a neutral clutch with gold tones & matching gold accessories.
Top Right: Stripes & Aztec, blacks and whites bring it together, as well as colorful accessories?
Bottom: Ferragamo Spring ’12
Another fun way to spice up your outfit is by adding a bright lip color to highlight the tones in your outfit. A thick cat eye liner can also incorporate a fun mod-look to a polka dot ensemble, or any for that matter.
You can also try this trend in the home, subtlety or more pronounced. The key is the color scheme.
Mixing prints shouldn’t be intimidating, it’s fun, busy, exciting, loud, and yet at the same time it all falls together nicely…
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