Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Style Minute: Print Mixing for Beginners

I love to mix prints. I guess I do it so often, that I don't even really think about it anymore.

Even so, I thought I'd take a moment to share with you some tips about how you can incorporate some print mixing into your outfits.

First, I would suggest introducing print mixing with a simple color scheme. Keep the patterns to just a few colors to get comfortable mixing them with some other patterns. I followed this tip with my outfit by limiting the colors of the prints to black and white.

Second, make sure to consider the size of the prints you're mixing. You want to avoid mixing the prints if they're all about the same, meaning avoid putting two or more big prints or two or more small prints together. You'll notice in my outfit that my blouse has a large spaced out floral print, while my pants have a small polkadot print. 

My third tip is remember the accessories. With my outfit, I layered a third print with my Louella Odie Lattice Print Weekender bag. The black and white pattern worked well with the print mixing effect I was aiming for and the print was also different from the other two, adding a bit of dimension.

I love Louella Odie bags, especially because of all their beautiful bold prints, but some people are intimidated by how to style them. I say, don't overthink it. Treat that bag almost as a neutral or one toned item and you'll find it much less intimidating (for example, I recently styled my new blue rattan Louella Odie tote with a blue blazer layered over an orange printed dress from What the Frock). I decided not to worry about mixing those prints because I acted as though the bag was just blue. The effect turned out better than I expected.

I hope those tips are helpful and that you will give print mixing a try. Be sure to click over to both these brands and check out what other designs they have. Summer is nearly here and it's the perfect opportunity to add some color to your wardrobe. 

Feel free to use the discount code NORBYAH20 when you shop at Louella Odie. You'll love all their new totes for summer.

1 comment:

Kremb de la Kremb said...

Super great advice here Norbyah. You are the master of print mixing!!

Love, Ann

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