How To Mix Prints
Bored with your wardrobe?
Have you thought about mixing prints to add some colour and interest?
How you mix prints will depend on your personality. Wearing bold, clashing prints reflect the more creative or dramatic personality styles. If you are more conservative, you’re likely to prefer smaller, softer or neutral prints like stripes.
Also consider your colour contrast level. A person with a higher colour contrast level (ie. blue or green eyes with blonde or red hair) can successfully wear a mix of coloured prints. Whereas someone with a low contrast level (ie. brown hair and eyes) looks great in monochromatic colours or a colour with a neutral shade.
Now how to mix prints successfully? Here are some tips to remember:
Mix prints with the same colour intensity (soft with soft, bright with bright).
Keep the undertone of colours the same (warm with warm, cool with cool).
Keep the value of colours the same (ie. light with light, dark with dark).
Keep the density of prints different (small with large print or busy with sparse print).
If the colours in the prints don’t exactly match, ensure they look similar and harmonious.
Neutral prints such stripes and animal print are easier to mix with other prints. Or mix them together for a great look.
Try mixing different prints in the same colour, keeping in mind the above tips on intensity, value and undertone.
If you really want to make a statement, try mixing genres such as a boho skirt with a printed rocker t-shirt.
And with prints being on trend, there’s no shortage to choose from.
Have fun experimenting!