Mixing it Up with Prints

I often get asked how I am able to mix prints together. This question is often followed by : ” I just don’t know how to do it”. Mixing prints is an art and I’m giving you 6 different ways you can start mixing prints in you wardrobe together today!

So let’s start out with a bit of inspiration:     

When I shoot, I usually create vision boards in my head lol! However, I’ve found that putting my ideas into one cohesive layout gives my photographer and myself a better idea of the vibe, aesthetic, and direction of the shoot. Pinterest and I have become best friends over the past few months. You should consider pulling some inspirational photos as well!

Here are a few of ladies who pull off head-to-toe print, pattern-mixing, and the latest fashion trends very well:

So, Let’s Get to the Print Matching…

Here are 6 ways to mix prints:

Mix an Animal Print with a Geometric Pattern 

Tamu Mcpherson of “All The Pretty Birds” pulls together this animal print & geometric pattern look pretty well. Here she is in a faux fur jacket, red sweatshirt, and geometric printed ruffle hem pants!

Head to Toe in Bold Florals 

U.K. Fashion Blogger Frederique Harrel better known as @freddieharrel on IG, wears this head-to-toe printed floral look impeccably! Take a risk and wear a head-to-toe print in a classic silhouette !

Mix Multi-Directional Stripes

I don’t know which look I like best! One is giving me sexy urban edge and the other; refined slay! Who pulled this stripe-on-stripe look off the best ?

Mix a Geometric Print with Any Stripe 

If there is one thing everyone who knows me knows it’s that I love wearing layers ! The max I’ve worn was probably 7 or 8 *inserts face palm*! With that, I’m obsessed with this look! OBSESSED. She wears the geometric print and stripe look the best! Don’t feel intimidated, you too can pull this print mixing look off! Simplify the look by wearing striped pants and a crew neck stripe t-shirt!

Mix a Stripe with A Ditsy Floral

Anyone know who this lovely lady is ? Drop me a line! I love how she layered this floral midi skirt over this oversized button-down! I need this entire look in my closet! What say you?

Mix a Bold Stripe with A Floral Pattern ( Similar Colors) 

Zendaya, Zendaya, Zendaya! Give me more! This is what you call a head-to-toe look executed impeccably! I mean…do you see the satin shoes? Mr. Law Roach did a work on this number! Now this is a look anyone can pull off! Get a oversized men’s collared shirt, wrap it around your waist and pull on a tight fitting pencil skirt! Zendaya pulled off this bold stripe and floral pattern look with ease!

Here are the rest of my looks…

Photo Credit: Norman Cacho

Photo Credit: Norman Cacho

Photo Credit: Norman Cacho

Photo Credit: Norman Cacho

Photo Credit: Norman Cacho

Now It’s Your Turn…

Shop my looks and so many other great printed pieces below!

 

 

 

Sade

Conversations Beyond is a Fashion & Faith Lifestyle blog that provides inspiration for the everyday women’s style and soul.

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