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:
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:
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