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How to Mix Prints Like a Pro

Sharing 5 tips for print mixing like a boss, plus 4 outfit ideas to wear this spring.

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We’re switching things up for today’s How to Style post, my friends! Let’s talk about print mixing, shall we? I get it, mixing and matching prints can be intimidating but it really doesn’t have to be. There are simple steps that can be taken to effortlessly mix prints without looking like a clown. Mixing and matching different prints is a great way to elevate an otherwise simple look. Here are 5 tips for mixing prints like a pro!

How to Mix Prints Like a Pro

Tip 1: When in doubt – stripes! The easiest way to mix prints effortlessly is by pairing any print with stripes. It will always and forever work.

Tip 2: It is easier to match colors versus prints. When mixing prints, pair prints with like colors. Think complementary colors (colors that live across each other on the color wheel – ex: blue & orange), or go monochromatic (shades within one hue), or even consider an analogous color scheme (colors next to each other on the color wheel – ex: violet + purple + blue). By having a similar color between makes the look more cohesive.

Tip 3: Have balance. It is much safer to mix prints when one print is the standout piece and the other merely blends in, this way the pairing isn’t overwhelming. Ex: Skirt with large florals paired with a striped tee with small, close stripes.

Tip 4: Leopard print is forever a neutral. It really is. Like stripes, you can pretty much pair leopard print with anything.

Tip 5: Use printed accessories. If you’re still nervous to mix prints, try mixing printed accessories as not to overwhelm your look. Ex: shoes, clutch, scarf.

4 Examples of Print Mixing

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Recreate the Look:

Shorts (size up 1) | Shirt (TTS) | Flats (size down 1/2 size) | Straw Tote

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Recreate the Look:

Similar Tee | Skirt (TTS) | Jacket (size up 1) | Sneakers (TTS) | Straw Tote

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Recreate the Look:

Shirt (TTS) | Jeans (size up 1) | Similar Blazer | Sneakers (TTS)

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Recreate the Look:

Dress (different print but TTS) | Shirt (TTS) | Sandals (size up 1 full size) | Crossbody

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