Checking for Prints
Make a bold statement with multiple patterns—at once
Print on print can be a difficult trend to follow. It’s a fun and interesting way to put together a chic, fashion-forward outfit, but when choosing to make this bold statement, you don’t want to look like you got dressed in the dark or maybe lost your way in your grandma’s quilting closet.
Here are a few tips and guidelines to show you how to get the look. When mixing prints, make sure one of the pieces acts as a neutral, so it doesn’t come off as clashing. To do so, pull a dominant color from your acting neutral and use it as the common thread when choosing your other pieces. Don’t forget to keep texture in mind as well. Textures should complement one another or be the same. Find a knit to further help balance a print-on-print look.
If you find yourself still at a loss, you can try some of these helpful combinations: stripes and florals, animal prints on animal prints and, last but not least—polka dots. They pair with just about anything. Don’t be afraid to have fun with it. When you’re confident in your look, others will be confident in your sense of style.
|Photography by Christopher DeVargas. Styling by Nicole Chandler. Hair and Makeup by Sarah Barker using MAC Cosmetics. Model: Vanessa M./TNG Models|