Gone are the days of our mother’s fashion rules that everything must match perfectly. Trends of mixing prints, patterns and graphics is here and it is not going anywhere any time soon. It’s time to jump on board and ditch pairing your prints only with solids. Expand your current wardrobe and pull pieces you normally would have not thought to pair. With these guidelines, use this summer to be BOLD and give a print and pattern mash-up a try. You’ll be sure to be a fashion hit!
1. Start Small. Mixing Florals and Stripes is a great starting point when needing a confidence boost before you plunge into a full look of bolder prints and patterns.
3. Opposite Scale. When going for a bold print on print look, pulling from opposite sides of the scale is key.This tighter Gingham button down works well with theses short’s larger geometric print since the gingham is less dominate.
4. Repeat a Color. Repeating one color through out the look will help focus the eye and help the print pairings not feel overwhelming.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eleni Hopkins grew up in a home where art and fashion were always the forefront of conversation. A Native to San Francisco, her passion for style, color and texture have made her fearless to take risks in order to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and beauty trends. It was her craft with palettes of color and make-up brushes that prompted her move to Los Angeles and her love for clothing, designers and street trends that have kept her here. With a creative but critical eye, Eleni is excited to share her love for dress up and show readers how to spice up their wardrobe and enjoy their time in front of the mirror.