How To Mix Prints Like A Pro

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There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who dabble in the art of mixing prints and those who avoid it completely. We get it—while the concept of wearing your favorite statement patterns all at once sounds thrilling, there’s always the potential for serious clashing. However, if there’s ever a time to try, it’s summer: The sunny season calls for experimenting with bright wares in playful, punchy hues. The secret to pulling off the look lies in the careful combination of prints that look complementary when set against one another. Unsure where to start? Here, our tips on how to master this tricky trend through three distinct outfits.

Adam Katz Sinding

Print Play

Gingham & Polka-Dot

This charming duo of classic patterns is a great step for print mixing beginners; however, we suggest to keep it interesting with an of-the-moment wrap top and vibrant yet ladylike shoes.

Mini Faux Leather Bucket Bag

$16

Forever 21

Jinx Suede Mary Janes

$85

Topshop

Diffusion Polka Dot Pleated Pants

$475

Tibi

Cotton Gingham Daggolfil Wrap Top

$465

Johanna Ortiz

Floral Combination

When teaming two floral prints make sure they are of different sizes, which will help temper each other out. Since these can come off very busy keep the silhouettes polished. Complete with sleek extras like a barely-there ankle strap sandal, pouch bag and cat-eye sunnies.

Kong Hyo Jin Type 1 Sunglasses

$274

Gentle Monster

Leather Small Clutch

$65

Whistles

Milady Heel

$170

Schutz

Printed Silk Blouse

$725

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini

Polly Floral-Print A-Line Skirt

$660

Emilia Wickstead

Tie-Dye & Stripes

This combination is the perfect balance of fun and classic vibes. Keep it in the same color family and accessorize with vacation-inspired pieces such as a white espadrille sandal and a bright raffia clutch.

Ankle Strap Flatform Espadrille Sandals

$129

Soludos

Batik Print Shirt

$70

Zara

Long Fitted Striped Skirt

$117

Replay

Basket Weave Clutch

$303

Hoss Intropia