January 22, 2013

Tips for mixing your prints




1- Make 1 piece the star of your show
For those of you who want to start off slow with this trend choose a star piece to work around. A bold statement making piece can be a great starting point. 
Pair a bold dark printed skirt (think big leopard print) with a soft neutral colored one (try soft pale pink dots). By focusing on a central piece and working your into it, you can create a more cohesive look overall.



2- Keep it simple,stupid
Mixing prints can be a tricky and an often frustrating experience. One of the easiest ways to keep your mixed prints looking chic instead of just plain confused is by keeping them all in the same color family. Have a central color theme that will allow you to blend your prints more easily. Try picking a color that repeats throughout the entire ensemble. This ensures you a look that is more unified and seemingly put together. 


3- Size
An easy way to mix up the prints by matching up big prints with smaller ones. The contrast of big prints with small and thick prints paired with thin makes your overall look visually appealing while still making a strong statement as opposed to overwhelming. Proportions do matter.




4-Structure
A successful way of mixing prints is to pair a more structured looking print with a bolder more organic looking one. The contrast of a busy print (think tribal) matched with a simpler more basic one (try thin stripes) is more visually impacting and creates fluidity throughout your entire look.





5- CONFIDENCE!
Own the look! Nothing looks worse than you looking deadly uncomfortable in your clothes, if you doubt it then take it off.



Glamorously Yours,

xx

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