Out of all the trends we've encouraged you to try this year, one in particular can feel intimidating to even the boldest fashion girls out there. We're talking about mixing prints. When done right, this street style move is eye-catching and super memorable. But how do you pull it off without looking like you got dressed with your eyes closed?
For this tricky trend, we looked to one of our favorite It girls for inspiration: Olivia Palermo. As we've been checking out the style star's latest looks, we think we finally picked up on her secret to making the trend work. She actually mixes two of the same prints together—stripes with stripes, plaid with plaid, etc. Where she makes the look pop is by picking a print on one piece in a different size and color than the other. Her trick is so simple that it's genius.
Keep scrolling to check out some of our favorite mixed-print fashion moments from Olivia herself, and shop the looks too!
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On Olivia Palermo: Dior sunglasses; Topshop Maxi Duster Coat ($150), Boutique Oversized Stripe Tunic ($125), Stripe Print Cigarette Trousers ($75), and Premium Shearling Clutch ($95); Tabitha Simmons Harmony Boots ($538).
On Olivia Palermo: Wunderkind sunglasses; Dior bag; Zara top and pants; Sol Sana Tabbie Wedges ($165).
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On Olivia Palermo: Fendi Color Top Sunglasses ($425) and bag; Markus Lupfur skirt.