After taking the time to learn the art of mixing prints when putting together outfits, I can tell you, it almost, comes natural to me now. So, before I show you my mixed prints outfit post, I thought maybe you want to know how I learned master the scariest trend?
First of all, the reason I wanted to learn it, was mainly because the combinations and permutations of looks you can create with what you already have in your closet increase exponentially. So here are my four rules and a video by Leandra Medine that I hope you will find useful, too.
4 Important Rules to Mix Prints
SPRING 2013 READY-TO-WEAR- 3.1 Phillip Lim
1. Use items with similar colors.
2. When you are clashing prints make sure they clash. For example Giovanna Battaglia clashed a graphic plaid with a black-and-white leopard print. Which is more or less what I did here.
3. Mix stripes and florals- Look for a unifying color and remember stripes act as a neutral.
4. Mix polka dot and florals- Put a floral pant with a black-and-white polka-dotted shirt, it works.
Veronica from Bittersweet Colors. I love how this girl plays with color and prints.
Man Repeller’s tutorial video on mixing prints.
Are you up for this fashion challenge?
I wish I was wearing this for Spring
Have a lovely Day!!!
You completely read my mind! This morning I was brainstorming upcoming post ideas and I was going to do a mixed print one- still might.
Haha it’s a nice project to work on when you start getting a little bored of your clothes!
I love your picks. I swear some ladies, including yourself just have an eye for mixing the prints! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the Isabel Marant jacket and pants you picked. I’m off to stalk them now 🙂
I’m following you too on Facebook, Pinterest (brilliant boards!), Bloglovin’ and Twitter. You have a brilliant blog Nina. Count me as a avid reader.
Mandy, thank you so much for your lovely comment. Count me as an avid reader to your blog, too. I love your style and I want your entire collection of shoes.
LOVE all these prints. xo, Julie
Very inspiring (not the dancing) but I can see why she would get so excited–she put together a fun ensemble. I will attempt the mixing print challenge.
Good luck …mixing is fun, I am happy we inspired you!