Perhaps one of the first pieces of fashion advice we've heard is to not mix prints in one outfit. And that totally makes sense because creating a 'balanced look' will almost always guarantee that you won't look silly. However, if you always stick to the rules you'll miss out on some fun. Life's short. So take risks and mix those prints.
We know it can be intimidating or even daunting at first so we're here to help you. Here are some quick and easy guidelines to get you started. We say "guidelines" because at the end of the day, mixing prints is all about personal taste and intuition. Remember, what makes you feel good will make you look good.
Utilize Negative Space
When pairing equally bold prints, make sure that you include a visual break by sporting plain pieces. One idea is to wear a white top when matching a bold printed blazer and skirt; you can also add black leggings for good measure.
Another idea is to use pinafores as the print or the visual break for the look. So for example, if you're matching a printed tee and skirt, add a solid-coloured pinafore as the negative space.
Use One Print As An Accent Or Accessory
If you're still a beginner when it comes to matching prints, start with the easiest option. Wear one printed item and pair it with a printed accessory to amp up your look. Scarves, bags, and shoes are usually great matches for this.