Blog: Crossroads Style

October 31st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile A Foolproof Guide to Mixing Prints

Mixing prints isn’t a new trend, but it can still be quite daunting. You don’t want to look like you got dressed in the dark! It’s totally possible to mix prints and still look chic by following a few simple guidelines.

Mixing prints is a big trend this fall season, so check out my tips below to get started!


Know your neutrals.
Stripes, leopard, and floral prints are considered neutral patterns, because they mix easily with any other pattern.


Consider size and scale.
Play around with the size and scale of your prints. The same print in different sizes tend to pair well together. Choose one dominate print and pair it with a smaller print.


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Pair prints that share a color to bring them together effortlessly.


Go graphic.
Pair your graphic tee with a fun printed bottom or layer. A graphic tee with a plaid blazer is super trendy this season!


Create space between your prints.
Wear a belt to break up patterns, or pair a printed top with printed shoes. Space between the two prints will keep the outfit looking clean instead of too busy.




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