From stripes to florals, prints are a given for Spring and Summer collections. They certainly add some style to your outfit. But mixing prints can be tricky.
Here’s a tutorial to avoid major faux pas.
1/If you’re not used to it (and not very comfortable with it…), add it by small touch
You can start with printed accessories that will add some fun to any of your outfits. Just as
– Printed shoes
– Printed belt
– Printed bag
– Printed scarf
(scarf from Kookai)
2/ If you want to wear a major printed piece, keep in mind your morphology
As prints will focus all the attention, be careful to where you place them on your body.
Do you want to focus on the bottom? Like here:
Or will they look better, on the top?
And don’t add printed accessories close to them
even if it’s about the same prints, like the shoes here…
3/A safe way of wearing prints is to mix them with neutral colors
It will always work with black,
You can easily combine them with jean/denim, as well
4/And if you want to go further, you can mix prints together…
That’s where it becomes a little tricky
Of course, you don’t want to look like this!
Different options then:
You can mix prints that come in the same pattern, like here:
Or with different kind of stripes
(picture from J. Crew)
Or you can play with prints that come in the same colors (or in the same range of colors), like in these 3 examples
Just be careful about the « dangerous » combination
( sometimes it can go a little too far…)
but if it match, it’ll look great! Here is a selection, easy to wear:
So, what about prints for this Summer?