Prints are Everywhere

Get ready for a bright spring because color is everywhere!

Fashion designers have been playing with mixing prints for years, but in the last few years some designers have really embraced this trend, leaving many women to wonder whether or not they should try to wear mixed prints.

It can be difficult enough to come up with a flattering outfit, and mixing prints, which is a high-fashion trend, seems puzzling at best and impossible at worst.

We admit this can be tricky, but that’s part of the fun. What’s the trick? Take time to find pieces linked by a common color scheme or mood. It’s better if they come together in varied proportions—and possibly different textures.

If you are a beginner in this art here are some tips to follow:

1.  choose one print to dominate and one as an accent

2.  keep your fabrics in the same color family

3.  pick two different prints that share a single color

4.  in order to use the same pattern, invert the colors

5.  use the same pattern in a larger or smaller scale

6.  for an easy look, treat stripes as a neutral

7.  pair the same print in a boldly contrasting colors

8.  if you are in doubt, polka dots and stripes are always a good idea

9.  the simpler and more graphic the prints, the easier they are to mix

10.  mix black and white prints

And the conclusion is: yes, of course you can mix prints!

Here’s how:

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