Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Trend Spotlight: Mixing Prints

With London Fashion Week wrapping up, our inspiration for mixing prints is in full force. 
Every show so far has been bright, vibrant, and loud with prints dancing and mingling down every runway.
Peter Pilotto, Temperley London, Paul Smith - Images from Style.com

We know mixing patterns can be a tricky art form to master and even sometimes slightly intimidating, but remember it's all about what looks great to you, so don't be afraid to take the risk. Here's a few tips and tricks to guide you along the way with pattern play! :) 

It's all about moderation, coordination, and exploration!

  • Moderation: A full ensemble of mixed prints isn't always the answer. Sometimes mixing two simple prints can do the trick. Once you have that mastered, it's always fun to see what else you can add on! 

  • Coordination: Make sure your prints keep the same undertone, or pull colors from one print to find a match. If prints are similar, there is more freedom to mix color schemes. If mixing colors seems scary at first here's a tip: Black and white prints almost always look fabulous when paired! Start there and add a little color with your accessories. :) 

  • Exploration: Don't stop at your closet! Take this trend all the way home! Mix lively colors and patterns into your apartment décor and kitchenware to spice up your living space. Playful pillows and patterned plates will surely do the trick. 

Remember to step out of your box. It's okay to intermingle your wardrobe with the trends you're crazy about. Have fun with it. And most importantly, keep it truly you!

Truly Yours, 

P.S. "Don't take fashion too seriously - let your sense of humor shine through." -Audrey Hepburn

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