Mid-Week Fashion Inspiration: Mixing Prints

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Prints on prints is a look I usually stay away from. It can be quite a scary path to foray into the fashion world of mixing prints, but once you get over that fear, and get a hang of it, it would change your world or wardrobe specifically. Once you start creating pairings that you’ve never tried before, your potential dressing combinations can expand your wardrobe, and reduce the number of times you say, ‘I have nothing to wear!’

Here are some looks to start you off. Do you dare to take the challenge down this scary yet exciting path?

A Subtle Start

Start off with something subtle, same colour but different tones are the simplest. But don’t be afraid to pair that 2 piece with a different material like this tweed tee and textured tweed weave patterned blazer



Find Similarities

The trick is finding different prints in similar colour families. Black and white stripes top with a black and white polka dotted skirt always works especially when you’re in a rush. Or a houndstooth printed top and a jacket with stripe details ooze a polished vibe


Left: fashboulevard | Right: hellorio

Same, Only Different

Pairing the same print but in different sizes is another safe bet. From far, it’ll even look like it’s a single piece, or a matching top and bottom set on its own


Different Hues

Take it another small step further by combining the same prints in different colours. It’ll give you a pulled-together look without being too fussy and overdone. Try it in stripes that go a different direction for different pieces. Keep the rest of your outfit simple so that the focus will be on your two clashing, yet indirectly matching pieces


Left: itscamilleco | Right: addictbeiconic

Anchor It

The subtle print on this pair of shorts made it rather easy to pull off a stronger printed blazer. Use a piece as an anchor or a neutral piece, in this case – the shorts, to work the other add-ons such as the shirt and accessories into the outfit



Keeping it Together

Florals and stripes can be rather daunting. But pair a ladylike blouse with a stripy pair of shorts in the same colour tones to impress your fashion-forward friends



Bring It On

This I call it the ‘fashion-queen-celebrity-look’. A rather exciting pairing with bright colours, technicolour prints in graphic patterns, checks and more, making this outfit a gorgeous head-turner, definitely in a good way



Wow, who would have thought that all those prints combo could work well together? Let’s give it a try for ourselves too. Here are our top 3 picks from the web when shopping for prints that we can style with other prints:


Left: Gillian Shirt by Chic Kiss Love | Middle: Fitted Houndstooth Blouse by Dressabelle| Right: Stripe Dress by The Attires’ Attic

So what do you think? Will you be trying out this daring yet stylish feat?

Co-blogger on with her twin sister. Spends her free time reading fictional storybooks, watching movie reruns and surfing fashion blogs for more inspiration. Enjoys traveling, Thai & Japanese food and action movies.

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