Prints can be tricky terrain, especially when you’re trying to style them head to toe. Even when worn in singular shirt or pant portions, prints have a way of overwhelming an outfit if not properly executed. For the brave souls who dare to pair prints with more prints or wear one distinct motif from collar to calf, the rewards can be great. Yet this adventurous crowd must first traverse the fine line between bringing forth bold style and simply looking too busy.
Fall poses an additional set of challenges to pulling off prints. In colder months, we no longer have spring and summer’s diverse display of colors to choose from, and seasonally appropriate patterns are not always as easy to mix and match as pastel tones and spunky florals. Despite these obstacles, there’s no reason to be intimidated. All it takes is a little attention to balance, discretion (to avoid inundating the eye), and the right curation of prints to impart an autumn-conscious feel. To prove allover fall prints can indeed be carried out, we’ve rounded up a collection of winning head-to-toe options, all fully endorsed by the street style set.
Keep scrolling to see how our favorites style their fall print ensembles
Olivia Palermo suits up in a shrunken micro basketweave two-piece juxtaposed against a darker blouse in a dynamic graphic print.
Tropical florals are reined in by a solid black Chloé Drew crossbody and pointed ballet flats.
A dress bursting in a bright floral motif is made autumn-ready by way of a matching solid cardigan and lace-up ankle boots.
Tartan print in two opposing colorways chicly clash for a modern take on the autumn staple.
Kate Foley marries two complementary motifs for a primary-colored blouse-and-skirt ensemble that perfect demonstrates fall florals.
Eva Chen goes bold in a bright red one-piece turtleneck frock—its dominating color accented by finer detailing.
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Lily James’s pajama-inspired number in its subtle pattern is perfect for an autumn evening.
As usual, animal print is on trend for fall, but leave it to Kendall Jenner to boldly mix two iterations of leopard in one go, freshening up a classic fall favorite.
Quintessential summer florals (on summer white, no less) are made seasonally appropriate worn over a long-sleeve top in autumnal burgundy.
Pastel graphics get a cold-weather makeover with the ankle-skimming jacket overlay in a complementary print.
Tell us which look was your favorite and whether you’ll be wearing head-to-toe prints this season in the comments below.