The hottest print-on-print-on-(sometimes)-print trend, which combines two or more patterns to exuberant effect, can be especially daunting. Thing is, you don’t have to have a stylist’s eye to pull off this seemingly tricky look. All you need are a few guidelines — and a lot of attitude — and you’ll be mixing and matching spring’s best florals, stripes, and ginghams in no time!
While the spirit of the 70’s has dominated fashion for several seasons now, this summer designers sought to create more contemporary shapes through adventurous tonal prints. Ahead, I’m breaking down the best ways to expertly combine your patterned pieces, whether you’re just testing the waters or you’re ready to dive into a head-to-toe commitment.
And, because no look is complete without stellar accessories, you MUST include those finishing touches that totally make the outfits. Pile on the prints and hit the ground running. From giant florals to geometric checks, the idea this season is to daringly mix and match to your hearts desire… embrace your Prints Charming, and leave those Fashion Week peacocks in the dust!
The simplest way to wear a floral is on a time-honored maxi dress. Keep the shape form-fitting, the print adventurous, and accessories classic to maximize the look for day.
Bold plaid teamed with an intricate geometric print makes a strong statement, but by streamlining the silhouette, the combination won’t overwhelm.
When mixing different prints, keep the color mix soft and neutral so that none of the patterns are competing for attention. And, if you’re wearing a check on check ensemble, play with scale on appropriate areas of the body.
Top-to-toe print doesn’t need to be daunting. By wearing a similar print in different sizes on either diaphanous shapes or structured suiting, and keeping the color palette fresh, the results are perfectly polished.