FASHION JUNQUI: “DEAR QUI, HOW DO I MIX PRINTS?”
Hope all is well. I loved your post on color blocking. I was wondering if you can do a blog on mixing prints… Like a dos and don’ts. Its something I want to try but I’m a little nervous about, I don’t wanna look like I got dressed in the dark. Hopefully you can help.
Thanks, Aja “
I totally understand where you’re coming from! You love mixing prints but you don’t want to look like a clown trying to do it. There’s no need to commit fashion crime to look just to look fly and wear different colors and designs at the same time. I’ll show you a few tips on the mastery of mixing gorgeous prints to create breath-taking style.
Mixing prints for me reminds me of when I play dress up at home, (yes darling I still play dress up at home, problem?). Playing dress up at home is something no woman should ever stop doing, especially when try to mix prints and have fun with it. Try it. Go home and allow yourself to explore your inner fantasies of wearing different prints in the same outfits. It will be both exciting and cathartic if you manage to follow some tiny guidelines. At first it might seem that polka dots and stripes have nothing in common. But neither does Kanye and Kim and look at them now.
In the multitude of prints these shapes can harmonize in a dazzling way. All you have to do is find the middle road between looking edgy still stylish. Here are the basic ideas that can help you in rocking some stunning attires and mix the prints with style.
Military & Floral
The Beauty and the Beast combo might surprise you guys. However the ruggedness of the military print and the feminine and breezy floral prints seem to work amazingly. The only condition to match them is to choose one that is dense and one more sparse. This way you’re look won’t be stuffed to extremes and you’ll enjoy the visual harmony of the look.
Try a floral patterned skirt and pair it with a military jacket. Don’t worry you’ll be spotted immediately since this unusual combination will attract the attention of others. Wear your clothes with confidence to radiate that you have major swaggoo.
Stripes & Floral
The key to make this look work is to follow the basic condition for a fab outfit, namely to choose a small print rather on the bottom and a larger, more eye-popping one on the top. Stripes are multi-functional patterns these can work with almost all the others. Try out all the combos to see the result, then all you have to do when start organizing your attire that you choose similar colors or ones that match one another.
This is the secret to dress down your edgy look into a pleasant and polished appearance. Make sure to wear clothes that flatter your body shape and even your skin tone. The emphasize is on the effect your want to create.
Graphic & Animal
Animal prints are bold enough to draw popping eyes, however the graphic patterns will ideally serve as blending agent. These will successfully create the visual transition from one pattern to the other to make it more enjoyable to our sight.
Choose ones that match either the piece on the lower half or the upper half of the body. Those who are too shy to apply this trick on the whole outfit might experiment with mixing the patterns of the accessories with the clothes.
Hope this helped!!!!! xo Qui
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