Last week, Amity shared her top 3 tips for mixing prints and it inspired me to do the same! My personal style is usually pretty simple, but this Meachy Lynn chevron print dress inspired me to take a whole new route (side note: this dress is on MAJOR sale right now). Here are 3 MORE tips, for mixing prints:
1. KEEP IT SIMPLE
It may sound like an oxymoron for this post but mixing 4 or more prints can be going overboard. I chose 2 prints of the same color scheme, all gold jewelry, and a few different textures. Textures can really compliment and help bring patterns together, so don’t be afraid to play around with different textiles.
2. CINCH THE WAIST
Sometimes a big bold pattern can be unflattering or have no shape, so when in doubt, belt it up! While this dress is originally a shift dress and less fitted around the waist and hips, by cinching the waist I was able to give it a whole different look. I chose one with a gold buckle so it would tie in nicely with my accessories.
3. COMPLIMENT vs. COMPETE
Mix prints and textures that don’t compete with each other. I wanted my chevron dress to be the main focus so I kept the accessories to a minimum. I accessorized with a geometric bib necklace with a “pattern” of its own and wedges with a small floral print. This way the largest print is still front and center, with the additional patterns complimenting, not competing.
Now that we’ve given you 6 tips on how to wear multiple patterns, how do you feel about mixing prints? Would you do it? If you decide to give it a try, please tag us on Instagram or Twitter using #creamandsugarplease. We’d love to see what you come up with!
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