10 ways to mix prints…


Prints are a huge thing this up coming season, but really they are always in season. Prints are fun, funky but can be tricky when trying to pair them with other prints, so I have put together 10 ways to mix and match them. Hopefully they are fun and cheerful and bring a sense of fun to your wardrobes.

(All the pictures have been sourced via Pinterest)



1. Same Same But Different…

Same prints but different sizes of the print. Think stripes on stripes, Polka dots on polka dots, even the odd animal print. It doesn’t have to be your entire outfit but matching your accessories with a key piece.

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2. Size Matters…

Think small prints mixed in with a larger one wether it be the same or completely different, but it is to try and break up the outfit so that it is not overpowering and loud.


3. You Can Never Go Wrong With Chevron…

Classy and chic, the chevron print is amazing and goes with most things because it can either be one one or two colours (white as the background colour). It looks good mixed with other chevrons, plaids and stripes.

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4. Same Colour Different Prints…

If you stick with the same colour pallet you can mix just about anything, the wilder your style the better the outfit.

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5. Stripes And Florals…

For most of my life it has always been ‘florals and stripes do not mix’ but I honestly don’t care about that anymore and they need to be mixed. They mix better when one other is from a neutral colour pallet, think black and white striped shirt with bright floral skirt.

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6. Break It Up…

If you aren’t sure that you want to wear an entire outfit solidly in prints then feel free to break it up with a solid colour to draw your eye to another point of your body.


7. Start Small…

If you don’t want to or are not ready to fall head first into a full on printed outfit then feel free to start off with one statement piece and add a small print somewhere else that isn’t normally seen eg; accessories.

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8. Stripes And Spots…

Same goes for this style as the Floral and Stripes, anytime anywhere. Think Kate Spade.

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9. Subtle…

Small and not very noticeable clashing prints, mixing and matching. It could be in the form of a skirt and blouse or accessories.

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10. Animal Instincts…

Most stylists do not mix and match with animal prints, most go for either just a print or no print. So here is a fantastic way to wear animal prints with other prints.

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