How to Mix Prints Like a Pro: The Perfect Outfit Combination for Spring
If it’s one thing that I love, it’s a good floral. I really noticed this after cleaning out my closet the other weekend while getting ready for the move to LA. Patterns, in general, are a closet staple for me since they elevate any look.
Besides a good floral, this girl loves her stripes – so naturally, I love mixing the two… especially for spring.
How to Mix Prints like a Pro
- Before going crazy with mixing too much, a good rule of thumb is to measure out the size of the print so that they even out. For example, mixing a bold floral with a bold stripe will most likely clash. What I like to do is take a bold floral with a thin stripe and vice versa.
- The same thing goes for color. I like to find colors that compliment each other nicely, but I wouldn’t recommend necessarily mixing an all-red polka dot with an all-red stripe unless you really block them out.
- On that note, a really easy way to mix prints is to find prints that share a color. For example, I have red stripes on my top, as well as a red shade in my floral. Different shades are totally fine, in fact, I encourage them!
- Pro tip: I love treating stipes as a neutral in my outfit when mixing prints. This really helps differentiate the bold print that you want to accentuate.
What are your favorite ways to mix prints together? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments below! As always, thanks so much for reading and I hope you learned a bit about how to mix prints like a pro. You can shop the entire look from the widget below!
PS – a special thank you to ASOS for providing me with this gorgeous floral skirt for this post. Check out their new skirt arrivals for some fresh prints you can incorporate all season long.
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Welcome to the Friday Favorites link up with your co-hosts Liz from Lizzie in Lace and Lily from Hello Darling Blog!
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Oh i SO need that gorgeous skirt! Thanks for sharing!
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
Get it girl!!! It’s my new fave hands down!! xo
I love these one-piece suits! I really love the black one, the side cutouts are so perfect to be a little different!