A simple way to step up your game is to stay away from solids. But mix and match can be a dangerous topic if you decide to put all your beloved prints together. So we give you 5 tips to learn how to mix and match prints with each other and from scratch. Ready?

How to start mastering mix and match

You should know something: it is not easy to mix and match, to reach a Blair Waldorf level you must first go little by little. Introducing prints into your outfits, especially if you don’t usually do it, is a step by step thing.

First of all, we suggest to warm up by choosing a single print and combining it with solid colors. And no, not just any solid color works with any print. Don’t fall into the trap of mixing any print with white or black, because “they go with everything.” It’s a boring old trick that usually tells others that you don’t know how to combine prints.

So, you can do the following thing: If you choose a classic neutral-colored print, such as a striped, black and white polka, or leopard or zebra animal print, you can mix it with any other neutral color. This includes neutral blue and neutral red. But be careful with the tones, a little cold here or warm there, and the combination will suffer. And our eyes too.

If you choose a print that is not classic or does not have neutral colors, you can combine it with any of the colors that the print contains. Does it look easy? Try it for a while before moving on to the next level, which is pattern matching only.

Mix and match prints

The first phase of mix and match prints is not very different from the one that allows you to combine prints with a solid color. The trick is to choose a basic print in neutral colors and treat it as a solid color according to its predominant color.

For example, if you choose a colorful print and abstract design, you can combine it with a small polka dot with the background of one of the colors of the print, for example, red. Then the small polka dot will serve as a solid red. The predominant color in the most basic or small print will be your solid color reference. You can help yourself with this trick: cloud your vision and see what color the clothes are most similar to. That will be the dominant color.

This type of combination includes the same print in different sizes, different prints with the same colors, or very different prints with the same predominant color. Look at these outfits to get an idea.

Mix and Match safe place

Note that if you cloud your vision, it can turn at least one of the two prints into a solid color.

If you don’t feel like trying your own combinations, we’ll tell you some ideas that never fail. Take them as infallible formulas to apply to your wardrobe, always accommodating to your taste.

1.- Prints with the same colors, one larger, one smaller.

2.- Two geometric prints that share a color.

3.- Same prints, different sizes.

4.- The same print, different colors.

5.- Two basic prints (striped, polka dots, animal print, checkered, camouflage).

We are dying to know what your next mix and match outfit will be like. And don’t miss the second part of this post, where we will go up one level and start mixing three prints at the same time.


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