Of all the topics I have been asked to cover when working for magazines, “How do you mix prints?” is by far the most frequent. I’ve often asked myself, what is it about putting together patterns that seems to scare people so much? Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that it is the how-to style posts themselves that are the root of the problem. With so many rules on what can and can’t be worn it has stifled the individuality of dressing and caused a general fear in being creative. Now however, designers are embracing the clash of patterns, quirky motifs that are equal parts 70s boho and and crazy cat lady have been walking down the runways for the past two seasons. Now is the time to take the plunge and dare to wear your wildest prints.
For those of you still unsure about prints clashing here are a couple of tips to help ease your way in to this tricky trend.
- Select one article of clothing and use that as a base piece. I like to go with whatever has the largest print or the one that has the most colors. For all other patterns in your look try to keep them in the same color family as your guide item.
- Use patterns that feel similar.
- Don’t be afraid. This trend is about clashing and there are no mistakes when putting together a look. As long as you are happy, than rock it.
I want to give a big thank you to all of you reading this post. I love sharing with you all of my tips and tricks for a more stylish life. I hope you continue on this journey with me and if you have any questions on fashion, beauty, or entertaining troubles that you would like answered leave them down in the comments below.
The Everyday Editor
Hat: Sarah J Curtis (HERE). Dress: Zara (HERE). Scarf: Vintage (Similar HERE). Belt: Provenza Schouler (Similar HERE). Ring Selection: Nashelle (HERE) and (HERE). Bag: Ora Delphine (Similar HERE). Boots: Topshop (Similar HERE).
All Photos by Bain Stevens