Pick a word to describe your personal style. Even if you fall somewhere between preppy, polished, or sporty, getting dressed probably involves some level of layering prints and patterns — even all the minimalists out there. For its Pre-Fall 2019 collection, Louis Vuitton is banking on that fact, ushering in a fresh take on this styling trick with the help of 17 friends of the iconic fashion house. The goal: to show how no matter your style profile, you can embrace print-mixing in a fresh way for 2019.
"These women embrace the various personalities that embody fashion at Louis Vuitton," says creative director Nicolas Ghesquiére via press release. "Be they stars or new faces, all of them share the same willpower, and confidence in their choices, and at the same time, reflect he eclecticism of the female identity."
The collection anchors around the moody hues of fall, incorporating traditional prints — soft florals, preppy plaids, wild animal prints, and of course the classic LV logo — into the mix in unexpected and refreshing ways (think floral on floral or cool color mix-ups). The goal of the collection is to create a wardrobe that expertly clashes. It's a little bit city, a little bit country; ladylike but still full of youthful energy. With stars including Thandie Newton, Laura Harrier, and Sophie Turner all on board, you too will want to embrace all patterns big and small this year.
To offset layered prints, try wearing with sleek leather.
Checks and stripes: a classic combination that plays well together (no matter what Drake might say otherwise).
To playfully layer patterns, try a sweater over a knee-length dress.
For the print averse, try sticking to a neutral palette and mix prints in black and white only.
Dark florals pair well with a preppy tartan. Just stick to low-key winter tones like taupe and mauve to keep things from feeling too busy.
For a playful spring look, Try layering a longer jacket with a bomber or cropped style over the top.
Choose contrasting florals and style them together for a seasonally appropriate print mash-up.
Looking to stick to something sleek? Try mixing tweed and denim, two fabrics that may not inherently match up but are actually ideal for achieving high-low balance.
Animal print is a must-try for 2019. For a cool twist, try it in black and white and style wit a colorful floral.
If you're ready to try prints from head-to-toe, finish your ensemble off with a trendy logo bag.
A check coat is an easy way to break into the print-mixing game.
Classic pieces like a structured pea coat will neutralize more intense print combinations.
Night-out dressing gets a refresh with the addition of a statement logo bag in an eye-catching color.
In addition to prints, try playing with materials by layering rich wool, soft cotton, and sleek leather all together.
Edgy details like grommets and metal hardware balance out a romantic floral and lace dress.
When you want a mixed-print dress to stand out on its own, keep your accessories minimal.
If you'd usually stay away from ladylike florals, embrace them by contrasting with sleek, edgy accessories.