There’s so many fashion cliches out there, one being that you shouldn’t mix and match prints. But you are a #momboss and you make your own decisions. Well, maybe your toddler runs things but there’s always your closet. Go on and pair that striped-tee with a bold, floral skirt you picked up while putting your babe to sleep via the stroll-around-the-mall method. I always see blogger babes print-clashing on Instagram and I kick myself for not thinking of the idea. So, I did some poking around and let me tell you, it’s all about experimenting! I’m covering a number of ways you can
crash clash the party this Spring/Summer just like the #momboss you are.
Bold + Subtle patterns
This is what I did above. I wanted the look to resemble a fun day in the sun. I kept my accessories neutral with a straw bag, leopard flats and minimal, gold jewelry. Pairing the smaller gingham print with the bolder pink, palm peplum was a perfect combo. Leopard print is really a neutral in the print-mixing world so these LuLu’s flats were spot on. LOL
Speaking of spots…
Prints in the same Family
Gingham on gingham? Floral on floral? Even, polka dot on polka dot? YES! The key is to do different colors or sizes to bring the look together. Try a gingham red blouse paired with gingham black shorts or trousers. You can try tiny, feminine florals with bold, big florals. The possibilities are endless
Mix’n Classic Neutrals
The law of Fashion states that stripes and leopard print are neutrals. Which makes them easy to combine together. These prints get the green light each and every time and pair so well together. This season, consider straw/woven items to add to your closet as staples. Cute wedges, straw bucket bags and woven totes mixed with bright colors and patterns is current and super chic.
Prints in the Same Color
Monochromatic matching was so big this winter but it’s not gone. Mixing patterns in the same color palette is an easy way to enter the world of print-clashing. Try different shades of the same red since red is so big this season!
Textured Fabrics + Prints
Leather jacket? fur coat? These items are in the neighborhood of prints. Maybe distant cousins but they totally get a pass. Pair a perforated leather skirt with an of-the-moment polka dot frilly blouse and some cute flats. Instant brunch #ootd.
Breaking up the Bold
Don’t wanna go in over your head? Try a pretty pattern’d flat or shoe and add a patterned trouser but keep a basic white tee on top. Or vice versa with a bold graphic on top, pair of comfy jeans and the bold shoe to bring it all together.
You can do any of these during Fall/Winter but I find that there’s more graphics, bold prints and stripes to play with during the warmer months. If anything, mixing prints is an opportunity to really have fun and express yourself creatively. After all, that’s what fashion is about right?