It’s been a little bit since my last blog post, so I’m very excited to be uploading some new content for you all.
Today we’re going to be talking about my favorite tips to style different prints together. I found myself feeling a little stuck with my wardrobe and thought by changing it up, I might stumble upon a combo that I love. If you’re like me want your getting ready routine to be as fun as it is easy, then I’ve got some tips for you! I’d love to know in the comments if any of them helped, and/or if you want to see more posts like this!
Tip 1: Pick One Main Pattern
If you want to style multiple patterns together, try choosing one main pattern as your focal point. It can look very overwhelming and clunky if you have patterns that are individually too loud and nowhere for the eye to zone in on. For my look, I chose the white striped paperbag shorts as my main focal point.
Tip 2: Choose Different Sized Prints
In addition to picking different prints, make sure you’re choosing prints that are varying in size. Don’t pair patterns that are the same size to each other or else you run the risk of the look appearing very messy. For my example, the stripes are quite large since they run down the entire length of the shorts, and the gingham is small so there is enough variance for the overall look to flow nicely.
Tip 3: Pick a Common Color
Having a common color to tie the whole look together makes everything cohesive. The gingham is yellow and white and the shorts are black and white, so white is my common color. I based my accessories around a similar color scheme so that while the prints are providing the “clash”, the other elements make it one cohesive look.
Tip 4: Keep The Accessories Neutral
Accessories make any outfit your own and gives it that finishing touch. If you’re playing around with different prints, keep your accessories neutral, meaning solid colors. The shoes, hat and purse are all solid colors so that the focus can remain on the cool patterns.
Tip 5: Practice, Practice, Practice
I think it’s easy to read a blog post or watch a Youtube video watching someone else do it, but sometimes it can be tricky to figure it out with your own pieces at home. By practicing at home on some mornings when you have a little extra time, you can expand your everyday styling abilities. Even if it’s one outfit, that’s one more cute moment you created for yourself while exercising your creativity and resourcefulness!
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Photography: Nichanh Nicole Photography