Although the concept of mixing prints was once considered a major fashion faux pas, these days pattern clashing is a street style must and it’s easier than you might think. Here are our top tips on how to mix and match prints like a pro this season.
Stick with a particular colour combo
One easy way to mix patterns is by following the same colour scheme throughout your outfit. If the colours work together, the prints are guaranteed to work as well. You can also use accessories as a way to throw in some extra flair.
Opt for the classics
Classic prints like stripes, leopard, polka dot and checks are safe prints to wear together. For instance, you can jump in headfirst with a Breton tee and leopard trousers or a striped shirt with a check skirt.
Commit to head-to-toe print
Wearing prints from head-to-toe takes guts, commitment, and more than a little knowledge of shape and proportion, but the main thing to remember is to stick to tailored pieces. A streamlined silhouette will help rein in your prints, rather than over exaggerating them.
Try teaming prints from the same family
When thinking mixed prints, your instinct might be to grab two totally different patterns, but by sticking to a single theme or family you’ll instantly add a little sophistication to your look. For instance, you could try teaming two different types of floral prints together or wearing a houndstooth blazer with tartan trousers.