Mixing prints is one of fashion’s riskiest trends, but when done right it can also be one of the chicest. This also happens to be one of my favorite trends. I’ve learned that it is easier to pair big, bold prints with smaller scaled prints. Also, I try to at least keep one or more of my colors within the same scheme. Mixing prints does involve clashing them, so keeping a little uniformity helps a lot. Diane von Furstenberg’s fall 2014 ready-to-wear runway show did pretty much the opposite, but it was amazing. She paired together as many as four different prints, and even threw in a lot of texture. She did what many fashion blogs and “experts” suggest not to do. Furstenberg’s dark schemes and pattern play formed yet another collection that broke almost every fashion rule.
As I said before, when I mix prints, I like to keep it simple. I want to turn heads, but I don’t want to freak some people out. I paired a large, bold striped top with smaller printed pants. I love to mix florals, leopard, polka dots and metallic too. Yes, metallic can be considered a print because it’s far too bold and extravagant to be a color. If you’re a bit iffy about mixing prints, try wearing the same pattern and mix up the colors. It helps to have a neutral colored print to balance the clash, too. Black and white will forever be a go-to color pair.
In the end, print mixing is a trend you just have to go for. Furstenberg’s collection shows us that you really can do no wrong. Your style is based off of what you like and what you feel looks good on you. You can keep it simple like my outfit or go big like Furstenberg. I try to do a little of both myself.