There's nothing quite so daunting as dipping into print-mixing. Do florals go with stripes? Maybe? Sometimes? But tackling the trend is surprisingly easy when you keep your patterns of choice specific very specific. So we're turning to the streets and looking to the fashion crowd for a few distinct ensembles where print-mixing just works. These seven pattern combos are guaranteed to go together, so give them a spin!
Read on to check them out, and to shop each look!
Polka dots and plaid are both about as traditional as patterns come, but when combined, they make for a fun contrast. Opt for simple colorways (no zany multicolor plaids), and keep the print sizes similar so neither overpowers the look.
Leopard is a strong enough print on its own to carry an entire look, but layering it with a laid-back print like a textured stripe can help balance it out.
While they may seem like polar opposites, these two classic prints can totally work together. Choose an oversize houndstooth, pair it with a simple, color-coordinated micro-print top, and you're set.
Yes, you can wear two separate stripes. The key is to choose pieces with mismatched widths: one thin and one thick. Also, feel free to mix up the color, layering a rainbow stripe with a more simple two-tone.
While mixing and matching two bold trends may seem like too much, coordinating colors and making sure that both prints aren't too busy are the keys to making it work.
To pull off double windowpanes, layer this print in two different sizes, keeping color consistent.