April 10, 2015

How to wear mixed prints....

......in order to NOT look like a crazy person.

The answer: Very carefully.

Just kidding.

Mixing prints and patterns is super easy and anyone can do it. Some ladies that I encounter believe that mixing it up is for the "young." That really makes me upset! Why do those ladies choose to limit themselves? Dressing up is fun and there is nothing that makes it more fun than putting different prints and patterns together!

Now, I must say, mixing prints may not be for everyone and just because you are seeing it on trend right now doesn't mean you should try it. Everyone has their own style and you are entitled to be who you are and if you don't feel great wearing something, or if you put it on and you feel like you are trying to be someone else, then you should take it off immediately. On the other hand, you won't know how you feel about wearing something if you don't try. So, just try. No harm done.

Here are my tips for mixing prints and patterns in order to not look completely crazy:

1.) Stay within one color family. 

2.) If you introduce another color just make sure one of the patterns is neutral.

3.) Be confident! Don't act shy about your mixed up look. 

4.) Mix only two patterns at a time.

And here are some mix and match scenarios for you: 

flowers & stripes
polka dots & flowers
stripes & polka dots
polka dots & chevron
paisley & tweed
windowpane & flowers
flowers & houndstooth
gingham & polka dots
ikat & stipes
batik & ikat

I seriously could go on and on. But I think you get the idea.

Below are five of my favorite mixed up looks. So, do you think you will try it?

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