This might come as a shock, but prints always intimidate me. Maybe it’s because they overwhelm my 5’4″ frame, but prints weren’t my jam for a long time. However, as I refine my sense of style, I continue to learn the power of mixing prints. When you learn how to mix prints, you unlock endless outfit possibilities and a stronger, versatile wardrobe.
Although mixing prints add intricate layers, it can be challenging if you have no idea where to start! The Fall season is a great time to experiment with layers, but with the right foundation, you can mix prints year round. Whether mixing herringbone and florals or summery stripes and polka dots, mixing prints can be a huge difference.
In today’s post, I will share 3 ways on how to mix prints into your everyday wardrobe. These are 3 easy ways that you can do today that will add more interest to your outfit! For any additional questions, please feel free to message me on Instagram (l.a.france)
How To Mix Prints
1. Mix Prints in Same Color Family
If you are a beginner at mixing prints, this is a great place to start! Prints will instantly look more cohesive if they are monochromatic. In the collage above, the pinstripe blazer pairs well with the polka dots because they are the same color combo! This outfit looks polished because it is mismatched with intention. My outfit (pictured at top) also follows this method.
2. Mix Prints of Different Scales
The second method to mixing prints is when they are different scales! This is another fun way to add interest without the outfit looking overwhelmed. In the collage above, it pairs a large and small scale houndstooth to complete the look. Keep the accessories and top neutral, so the focus stays on the prints.
3. Mix Prints with Accessories
And lastly, you can mix prints with accessories! If you aren’t a big print person, this is an easy way to keep the outfit more neutral. Both leopard and stripes can be worked in as neutrals making them the perfect pair! In the collage above, the stripes are very subtle keeping the main focus on the leopard shoe. Just by adding the leopard shoe instantly makes this casual look more sophisticated.
With the right amount of knowledge, you can easily learn how to mix prints to fit your everyday style! The main thing to keep in mind is the overall balance of the outfit. Avoid having two many loud prints, and let just one take the main focus. As always happy to help with any questions, and if you are looking for more style tips check out these articles here and here!