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.
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
Jinx Suede Mary Janes
Diffusion Polka Dot Pleated Pants
Cotton Gingham Daggolfil Wrap Top
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
Leather Small Clutch
Printed Silk Blouse
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini
Polly Floral-Print A-Line Skirt
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
Batik Print Shirt
Long Fitted Striped Skirt
Basket Weave Clutch