5 Tips And 31 Fresh Ideas To Mix Prints

5 tips and 31 fresh ideas to mix prints cover

They say that mixing prints isn’t a good idea but we constantly see bloggers and fashionistas doing that. In my opinion, mixing prints is about adding a bit of fun and a dose of eye-catchiness to your outfit, so why not try? But still to get a lovely look, you should mix up the prints in a smart way, and here are some tips to help you with that.

Balance Your Prints

This involves looking at the proportion of the print. For example, pair small prints with large prints or pair a busy print with a simpler print. You can wear a simple small polka dot with a larger bold print. You could pair a fine stripe with a super bold stripe. Loud prints mixed with minimal counterparts always look nice.

a black and white look with a cutout polka dot top and white polka dot trousers, white shoes and a black bag

a black and white look with a cutout polka dot top and white polka dot trousers, white shoes and a black bag

a black floral shirt, black and white plaid gingham pants, dark floral boots, a black bag and a black hair ribbon

a black floral shirt, black and white plaid gingham pants, dark floral boots, a black bag and a black hair ribbon

a black striped turtleneck, a black floral slip midi dress, black shoes and a black clutch for a bold look

a black striped turtleneck, a black floral slip midi dress, black shoes and a black clutch for a bold look

a blush polka dot set with a crop top and wide leg trousers, blush platform shoes, a pink bag and a white polka dot kimono

a blush polka dot set with a crop top and wide leg trousers, blush platform shoes, a pink bag and a white polka dot kimono

a black top, orange and black windowpane trousers, an orange and black plaid coat and black shoes for the fall

a black top, orange and black windowpane trousers, an orange and black plaid coat and black shoes for the fall

Mix Prints Of The Same Tones

A darker plaid with a darker polka dot pattern complement each other well. When in doubt, choose two completely different prints in the same color way. This can help the outfit look more put together. Marrying delicate prints with bolder ones can also help you pull off the print on print look.

a brigth floral shirtdress, a tan plaid oversized blazer, black Oxford shoes and black socks, a black bag

a brigth floral shirtdress, a tan plaid oversized blazer, black Oxford shoes and black socks, a black bag

a fantastic mix print outfit with a black polka dot blouse, an orange polka dot midi, a white polka dot coat, two tone shoes and a tan bag

a fantastic mix print outfit with a black polka dot blouse, an orange polka dot midi, a white polka dot coat, two tone shoes and a tan bag

a floral midi dress, a red striped shirtdress, yellow shoes for a catchy and pretty spring look

a floral midi dress, a red striped shirtdress, yellow shoes for a catchy and pretty spring look

a grey and green plaid suit with a mini skirt, a striped long sleeve top, white sneakers and a woven bag for a summer to fall look

a grey and green plaid suit with a mini skirt, a striped long sleeve top, white sneakers and a woven bag for a summer to fall look

a leopard print maxi skirt, a black turtleneck, a plaid grey trench, grey trainers, a red waist bag and a black cap

a leopard print maxi skirt, a black turtleneck, a plaid grey trench, grey trainers, a red waist bag and a black cap

a leopard print turtleneck, a red plaid oversized blazer, blue jeans, red strappy shoes and a reptile print bag

a leopard print turtleneck, a red plaid oversized blazer, blue jeans, red strappy shoes and a reptile print bag

a lovely girlish look with a rust-colored polka dot shirtdress, a white polka dot coat and black sneakers with pink laces

a lovely girlish look with a rust-colored polka dot shirtdress, a white polka dot coat and black sneakers with pink laces

a lovely mix print look in neutrals, with a windowpane print shirt and windowpane wide leg trousers, black shoes and a black bag

a lovely mix print look in neutrals, with a windowpane print shirt and windowpane wide leg trousers, black shoes and a black bag

a minochromatic look with a vertical stripe long sleeve top, vertical stripe culottes, white shoes and a small bag

a minochromatic look with a vertical stripe long sleeve top, vertical stripe culottes, white shoes and a small bag

Mix Prints With An Overlapping Color

Pair a monochrome print with another print that has an overlapping, matching color. You can also do the opposite of this and take two of the same prints and different colorways. Even if the print is clashing, you can still create an effortlessly cool look if they have the same color scheme.

a mix print midi dress showing two different parts - a black and white spot one and a bold green floral one, neutral trainers and a coral clutch

a mix print midi dress showing two different parts - a black and white spot one and a bold green floral one, neutral trainers and a coral clutch

a mustard and white striped sweater, a leopard print midi skirt, white boots, an embellished bag and a mustard beret

a mustard and white striped sweater, a leopard print midi skirt, white boots, an embellished bag and a mustard beret

a neutral printed midi dress, an oversized plaid blazer, red strappy shoes and a red bag for a summer to fall look

a neutral printed midi dress, an oversized plaid blazer, red strappy shoes and a red bag for a summer to fall look

a polka dot outfit with a black top with puff sleeves, rust-colored wide leg trousers, an orange bag for summer

a polka dot outfit with a black top with puff sleeves, rust-colored wide leg trousers, an orange bag for summer

a pretty polka dot girlish look with an oversized blazer, a rust-colored midi dress, a clear bag and embellished shoes

a pretty polka dot girlish look with an oversized blazer, a rust-colored midi dress, a clear bag and embellished shoes

a prety look with a black turtleneck, a plaid oversized blazer, a zebra print midi skirt, black lace up heels and a black bag

a prety look with a black turtleneck, a plaid oversized blazer, a zebra print midi skirt, black lace up heels and a black bag

Consider The Silhouette

When you pair a boxy jacket in a floral with a fluid wide leg pants in stripes, this looks much better than a floral kimono over a floral sundress. The silhouette, as well as the print matters in this situation, and a pretty one will make your outfit look more stylish and cohesive.

a rust-colored leopard print maxi dress, a grey plaid oversized blazer, black shoes and a clear bag for a trendy look

a rust-colored leopard print maxi dress, a grey plaid oversized blazer, black shoes and a clear bag for a trendy look

a rust-colored polka dot sweater, a brown polka dot slip skirt, white kitten heels and a blue bag for the fall

a rust-colored polka dot sweater, a brown polka dot slip skirt, white kitten heels and a blue bag for the fall

a striped long sleeve top, a tan plaid oversized blazer, an amber waist bag, white trousers and statement earrings

a striped long sleeve top, a tan plaid oversized blazer, an amber waist bag, white trousers and statement earrings

a striped t-shirt, a grey plaid wrap mini skirt, white trainers and striped socks, a yellow denim jacket and a backpack

a striped t-shirt, a grey plaid wrap mini skirt, white trainers and striped socks, a yellow denim jacket and a backpack

a total gingham look with trousers, an oversized blouse, a plaid bag, brown shoes and a brown bag for a bold statement

a total gingham look with trousers, an oversized blouse, a plaid bag, brown shoes and a brown bag for a bold statement

Mix Prints With Inverted Colors

That’s all clear – wearing plaid black and white stripes is a cool idea that will make your outfit cohesive, and at the same time playful and very eye-catching. Get inspired to stand out!

a total zebra print look with a green shirt, a midi white skirt, yellow boots, and faux fur coat and an orange bag

a total zebra print look with a green shirt, a midi white skirt, yellow boots, and faux fur coat and an orange bag

a white fauna print t-shirt, rust polka dot pants, mustard loafers and a matching bucket bag for a catchy look

a white fauna print t-shirt, rust polka dot pants, mustard loafers and a matching bucket bag for a catchy look

a white oversized sweater, a neutral pleated maxi, a snakeskin print fur coat, snakeskin print booties and a white beret

a white oversized sweater, a neutral pleated maxi, a snakeskin print fur coat, snakeskin print booties and a white beret

a white polka dot shot sleeve shirt, green striped paper bag waist trousers and a black bag plus layered necklaces

a white polka dot shot sleeve shirt, green striped paper bag waist trousers and a black bag plus layered necklaces

a white t-shirt, an oversized rust striped shirt, purple striped mini shorts, purple shoes and a red bag for summer

a white t-shirt, an oversized rust striped shirt, purple striped mini shorts, purple shoes and a red bag for summer

a white windowpane shirt, plaid trousers, a tan jacket and a black and white Frida Kahlo bag

a white windowpane shirt, plaid trousers, a tan jacket and a black and white Frida Kahlo bag