If we take direction from Fall 2016 runways then more is more when it comes to mixing prints this season. As a general practice, I usually limit myself to three signature prints when creating mixed print ensembles (see party style print mixing). It’s easier to find a common thread among three items than among four or more. Today’s post tackles fall style print mixing.
I love mixing prints when creating outfits because that simple practice expands my wardrobe styling possibilities. I seriously get excited when I realize that items I wouldn’t have considered pairing strike a harmonious connection when worn together.
What I’m Wearing:
Striped tunic | Scarf (similar) | Leggings (c/o) | Ankle boots | Handbag (option)
Take plaid and leopard, for example. Both prints are dominating trends this fall. I’d never considered wearing both prints together in the same look though. When my casual ensemble of stripes and plaid needed a little extra oomph, my leopard bag was the answer. The combination works because black is a prominent color in each print. The scope of each print (bold plaid print, thin stripes, and medium leopard spots) is also crucial to the overall balance of the look as well.
For more examples of mixing three or more prints, see the following posts:
Print Mixing: Adam Lippes for Target
Lip: Mac Liptensity “Hellebore” lipstick and Mac “Heroine” lip pencil
Location: Old Post Office, St. Louis
Love mixing patterns.
It’s the best, right, Liv!?!
Love these mixed patterns and colors. Your booties are the cutest!
Thank you so much, Elise!
I’ve never been brave enough to attempt to actually wear my pattern mixed outfits out of my house, but you make it look easy. I love the color of your booties, it’s such a pretty color and one of my favorites of fall!
I was hesitant about mixing prints not too long ago. Once you start, though, you can never go back, Taylor 🙂
where did you get that scarf ? Did not see it on the Loft website.
It’s from the Loft as well, Lisa. That one I linked to is the same style just in another color. Unfortunately, the color I’m wearing is already sold out online, but you may have luck finding it in store. Fingers crossed!
Thank you. You look absolutely stunning!!
You look fabulous! Your color and prints mixing sense is so dope! I love your blog!
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Thank you so much, Edwige! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂
Ok…you seriously pulled off the mixing of three completely different prints so well!! So beautiful!
Thank you so much, Seyi!!