Your guide to mixing prints

Nov 07 2017 by
Categories : Trends

This is your no-fear guide to mixing prints, stripes and florals like a pro. 

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    Pop of colour

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    Pick one colour in the pattern to highlight (in this case, yellow) and add another item to the look in the same shade to keep it cohesive. 

    Balenciaga Spring 2018 RTW
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    Layered

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    Layering printed items works best with sheer pieces in muted tones. 

    Fendi Spring 2018 RTW
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    Layered

    From left to right: Missoni Metallic Striped Blouse ($940), at farfetch.com; BCBG Pencil Skirt ($257), at bcbg.com; Le Petit Trou Metallic Triangle Bra ($60 USD), at net-a-porter.com; Aldo Ryma Ankle Boots ($120), at aldoshoes.com
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    Check remix

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    Check print is all the rage right now – kick yours up a notch by pairing it with a striped piece and the colour of the season, red. 

    Milan Street Style
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    Check remix

    From left to right: Rosie Assoulin Asymmetric Check Jacket ($3,355), at brownsfashion.com; Topshop Stripe Dress ($77.35), at topshop.com; Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Satchel ($328 USD), at nordstrom.com; River Island Vamp Block Heels ($90 USD), at riverisland.com.
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    Graphic clash

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    Don't be afraid to clash a little. A few black pieces will keep it chic.

    Milan Street Style
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    Graphic clash

    From left to right: Stella McCartney Argyle Cardigan ($1,095 USD), at stellamccartney.com; Topshop Glitter Pleat Midi Skirt ($57.15), at topshop.com; H&M T-Shirt ($14.99), at hm.com; Call It Spring Rodie Boots ($79.99), at callitspring.com
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    Colour theory

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    Jazz up your office wardrobe with playful colours and prints.

    New York Street Style
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    Stripes x 2

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    The easiest way to play with prints? Stripes on stripes.

    3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2018 RTW
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    Beginner level

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    Hesitant to go try the trend? Add a patterned scarf with a pair of printed pants for subtle contrast.

    Dries Van Noten Spring 2018 RTW
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    Beginner level

    From left to right: Theory Blazer ($992), at farfetch.com; Zara Striped Trousers ($35.90), at zara.com; Inouitoosh Conservatoire Scarf ($195), at simons.com; Stradivarius Emebellished Sling Back Heel ($73.34), at asos.com.
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    Pro level

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    If you're ready to go all out on the other hand, pick the most wildly opposite pieces in your closet and own it.

    New York Street Style
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    Pro level

    From left to right: Boohoo Ruffle Stripe Jumper ($28.50), at boohoo.com; Diane Von Furstenberg Leopard-Print Pencil Skirt ($205 USD), at matchesfashion.com; Forever 21 Checkered Print Choker ($8.90), at forever21.com; Steve Madden Ballard Boot ($89.98), at stevemadden.ca.
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