So this Summer, I promised myself I would mix prints more. Watching celebs like Beyonce or Blake Lively mix their prints was inspiring to say the least. With my newfound love for travel and prioritizing my acceptance into Boston University, I never got around to trying to mixed prints. Instead of waiting until the Fall to get some mix prints action going, (because trust me, you will be calling me Sir. Mix-A-Lot after you see my Fall looks) I come bearing minor details to mixing prints. Today, I want to feature how you can mix prints on the lowest of levels: accessorizing.
Accessories are a girl’s best friend. They always make or break an outfit, even if you aren’t trying. In a world of fashion faux-pas, I’m the girl who can’t seem to follow the rules because I like what I like. My neon green, leopard print, and striped outfit is a perfect example of something minor mixing in a semi-unconventional way. –side note, if you need inspiration for wearing neon colors, please check out this Pinterest Board…I am hooked-
When mixing prints, here are some suggestions that work for me:
- Know what your neutral prints are. Leopard is basically its own color. There’s no WRONG WAY to wear leopard. If anyone says otherwise, you shouldn’t be their friend.
- Break up the look with solid colors. Sometimes I get a little print crazy so before I allow it go all the way left, I might balance it out with a solid color.
- Try to keep your fabrics the same. Now this doesn’t mean cotton needs to go with Cotton, but if you don’t want the beauty of your mixed prints getting lost, you may want to stay away from fabric stacking.
- Start small then go crazy. This post is an example of me starting small with mixing prints. In the end, there’s no right way to express yourself artistically, but when you do find a way, rock it!!
So how are you going to mix your prints? Are you going to start small or go big? Please tag me in your looks!!
Until next time,
Images: Brittanny Taylor