I talk a lot about mixing prints (see here, here, here, and here). The thing is, print mixing allows me to indulge in my love of standout prints while keeping my wardrobe versatile. You see, bold prints can feel dated quickly but not if you’re constantly creating fresh new ways to wear ’em. Today, I’m sharing my secret for making mixed print outfits look good every time.
What I’m Wearing:
Striped shirt (option, option, option, option, option) | Chinos (old from Zara)
Loafers (option, option) | Earrings (14K gold and 50% off) | Lip: Mac “Ambrosial”
The Secret to Print Mixing
Always prioritize color and scope of print. ANY two (or more) prints can be united by a common color. In this combination, both the stripes and leopard are anchored by white. The next important consideration is the scope of the prints to be combined. To ensure visual balance, it is best to mix a dominant print with a less dominant one. For example, mix jumbo polka dots with tiny dots (as seen before here).
Furthermore, when you find a combination that works, duplicate it! The last time I wore this green striped shirt (see here), I added a leopard bag on a whim, and it looked fantastic. So, I just knew my leopard loafers (with a similar color) would work too.