Daily Outfit: Mixed Prints — Tips on Pairing Prints

One of the hottest recent fashion trends is mixing prints, but unless done with proper care, it can look like you got dressed in the dark. For best results pairing patterns, follow this framework:

  1. Combine two prints that share a color scheme.
  2. Make sure that one print is dominant and the other subordinate. If you have two equally loud patterns, the eye has nowhere to rest.

Denim shirt: Gap thifted | Coral striped tee: Boehme | Gold necklace: handmade | Gold watch: Fossil (similar) | Belt: Target | Tribal Skirt: Forever21 (also worn here) | Wedges: Aerosole from Famous Footwear

Have you tried mixing prints before? What were your results?

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13 thoughts on “Daily Outfit: Mixed Prints — Tips on Pairing Prints

  1. Jenny says:

    Hi Sarah! Great blog! I love how you mixed prints here, especially the tribal print (which I also loved in your post of how to wear it five ways!) Thanks for visiting and commenting in my blog, this way I have discovered another great blogger with great styling suggestions!

    Jenny http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com/

  2. Cable Car Couture says:

    Hi Jenny, thanks for stopping by and your great feedback! So glad you loved the Wear One Piece Five Ways segment as well — I can't get enough of this tribal print skirt! Always great to connect with other style bloggers :)

    Sarah

  3. rachel says:

    i love pattern mixing, hubby looks at me confused and said i looked like a firework once haha:). love this outfit the skirt and top are perfect together xx

  4. Nikki says:

    I love the mixing of prints, this is kinda one of my weak areas. Great tips! Can't wait to try it out!

    Nikki
    Fashionsonthefly.blogspot.com

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