This week on Get Dressed with Merrick we’re talking about how to mix prints. These are three simple tips to help you when print mixing
Let’s learn how to mix prints!
Print mixing is a great way to add some interest and personality to your outfit, but it can be tricky to find the right balance of prints. These are three tips to help you learn how to mix prints in your outfit.
1. Balance your print size. One big print, one small print.
- Two big prints compete against each other, while two small prints can be dizzying. So keep a balance between your prints with one big print, like THIS LEOPARD CARDIGAN, and one small print, like THESE LEOPARD SNEAKERS.
2. Your prints should have one common color
- The way that prints look good together is if they have at least one common color, whether that’s black, white, brown, navy, pink, red, or any other color. In my example below, the common color is black in THE STRIPED TEE and black in THE POLKA DOT SKIRT.
3. When in doubt, mix with leopard.
- Leopard has become a complete neutral, and with brown and black tones it’s really easy to pair with anything. So if you’re new to print mixing, try with a leopard print. It’s the easiest and safest option (although stripes is a close second for me — both are very safe!) You can see how I paired this polka dot dress (sewing tutorial HERE, and SIMILAR DRESS HERE), with some beautiful LEOPARD PUMPS.