The Definitive Guide to Wearing Prints Like Mindy Kaling

The Mindy Project's Dr. Lahiri is always looking for Prince Charming…but we're more interested in Kaling’s secret to charming prints.

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    Mindy Kaling is as daring in her fashion choices as she is darling, and we love her love of prints: she’s not afraid to mix and match or wear a pattern on the red carpet. We chose some of our favorite Kaling looks and quotes for inspiration—and paired them with tips on how to get her bright style!

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    PHOTO: Beth Dubber/FOX

    For a little sparkle, jazz up an oversized print with sequins.

    On Kaling: French Connection dress; Swarovski earrings. 

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    PHOTO: Jordin Althaus/FOX

    Belt a layered outfit to emphasize a nipped waist.

    On Kaling: C. Wonder vest and blouse; BCBG skirt; Chanel bag. 

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    PHOTO: Jordin Althaus/FOX

    Try a snake print in a bold color for a spring-ready look.

    On Kaling: Torn by Ronny Kobo dress; J.Crew necklace. 

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    Make polka dots pop by pairing them with a skirt in the same color.

    On Kaling: Salvador Perez shirt; J.Crew skirt; Kate Spade New York necklace. 

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    Hit a major spring trend with a matching crop top and skirt set.

    On Kaling: Topshop top and skirt; Christian Louboutin heels; Jennifer Meyer earrings. 

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    A busy print gives sleepwear-inspired pieces a current look.

    On Kaling: Tucker top and pants; Vince flats; Jennifer Meyer necklace.

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    PHOTO: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

    A retro silhouette enhances the femininity of a floral print.

    On Kaling: Lela Rose dress. 

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    Embrace your wild side by mixing animal prints.

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    Rock your prints on the weekend (or on a flight!) with this floral sweatshirt.

    On Kaling: Adidas sweatshirt. 

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    A knit vest and bold brooch helps temper a vibrant stripe.

    On Kaling: C. Wonder shirt and vest; Trina Turk skirt; J.Crew necklace. 

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    For a high-impact result, pair your print with a neon hue.

    On Kaling: Salvador Perez coat; Trina Turk dress; C. Wonder blouse; Prada bag. 

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    Diane von Furstenberg Reina Python-Print Silk-Jersey Dress ($435)

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    H&M Sequined Skirt ($50)

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    River Island LA 92 Floral Print Sweatshirt ($56)

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    Topshop Stand Out Flower Dress ($136)

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    Alice + Olivia Bryant Printed Silk Shirt ($360)

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Reina Python-Print Silk-Jersey Dress

Reina Python-Print Silk-Jersey Dress

Diane von Furstenberg, $435
Reagan Multistripe Silk Blouse

Reagan Multistripe Silk Blouse

Equipment, $168
Short Sequined Top

Short Sequined Top

H&M, $40
Sequined Skirt

Sequined Skirt

H&M, $50
LA 92 Floral Print Sweatshirt

LA 92 Floral Print Sweatshirt

River Island, $56
Printed Silk Jumpsuit

Printed Silk Jumpsuit

Sea, $415
Stand Out Flower Dress

Stand Out Flower Dress

Topshop, $136
Bryant Printed Silk Shirt

Bryant Printed Silk Shirt

Alice + Olivia, $360
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