Though we'd like to say anything goes when it comes to mixing prints, there are some important styling tips to keep in mind when assembling such a high-impact ensemble. To illustrate these key points, we're turning to a mixed prints expert--a.k.a. the always stylish Miranda Kerr--for some foolproof Why It Works guidance. Earlier this month, the brunette beauty arrived at the airport in Sydney outfitted in an inspiring combination of cool motifs, including an Isabel Marant Barte Striped Knitted Cardigan ($765) and Etoile Isabel Marant Zot Printed Linen T-Shirt ($300) paired with Scanlan & Theodore leopard-print jeans, an Hermes belt and bag, and Celine loafers. The result is an eclectic, fashion-forward, and unquestionably chic jet-setting look. Want to know why it's a success? We've got all the important details and how to get her look below!
Jacket: Pick a neutral striped jacket to create a striking contrast with the other prints. Just make sure your outerwear of choice has clean lines, so that it adds instant polish to casual separates.
Similar Essentials Alice + Olivia Kidman Box Jacket ($495); 19 4T Vintage Stripe Jacket ($270); Maison Scotch Cotton Blazer ($120).
T-Shirt: Notice that the shirt's print is bold, but the silhouette is simple and classic? This juxtaposition is key when working with multiple prints because the addition of flouncy shapes and hardware can be distracting. Also, your top should have at least one color in common with the other pieces (in this case purple and blue), as this will ensure a cohesive look.
Similar Essentials Christopher Kane Floral-Print T-Shirt ($108); J.W. Anderson for Topshop Zebra Print T-Shirt ($60); Forever 21 Abstract Print Tee ($16).
Belt: It's always a good idea to have some kind of grounding element, like a brown leather belt, to break up the prints.
Similar Essentials Tory Burch Reversible Logo Belt ($195); Linea Pelle Vintage Maya Hip Belt ($99); Madewell Perfect Leather Belt ($48).
Jeans: Thanks to the dark purple hue, the leopard pattern featured on the jeans is subtle, so rather than competing with the print on her shirt, it complements it.
Similar Essentials Current/Elliott Leopard Print Jeans ($193); BDG Cigarette High-Rise Printed Jeans ($68); HUE The Original Jeans Leopard Print Legging ($44).
Bag:: When it comes to your carrier, add a bold punch of color by choosing a shoulder bag in one of the print's standout hues.
Similar Essentials Yves Saint LaurentMuse Two Medium Bag ($1895); MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Large Tote Bag ($348).
Shoes: Instead of strappy heels or a basic flat, go for a pair of classic loafers to anchor the ensemble's trendy pieces.
Similar Essentials Vera Wang Lavender Audrey Suede Penny Loafers ($250); Michael Kors Danett Suede Loafers ($185); Steve Madden Croquet Slip-On Loafers ($66)--Jessica Baker.