As i browse online, ya know the usual, i’m seeing more and more mixed print pieces. Not just in the shops but in my wardrobe too. Clashing prints has been a very high fashion way of styling that has been around forever. But of late i’m noticing that it is all being done in the one garment. This has taken all of the work out of this statement trend and made it a really easy wear. I have tried a few options and ways over the last few months and with no sign of the trend going anywhere yet i said i would sit down and put it altogether.
There are basically two ways to achieve this look and I’ve touched on both briefly above. The first being, you can take two completely different prints and wear them together in the same look. Different colours , patterns , motives, the world is your oyster. You can achieve this by going all out or just with accessories. For example clashing a top and bottom completely for a real statement or by simply adding a shoe in a contrasting print as seen in the example above. I paired some leopard print heels with a polka dot dress and i really loved the outcome. It is something a little be daring and interesting. A double whammy hitting two of the biggest prints of the year together. There is so much freedom with this one and so many ways to go. Unlimited combos really if you think about it. Animal print, polka dots , florals and stripes all work really well in combination.
Mixed Print Dresses
The second way to nail this trend of sorts is to have an all in one piece to do the work for you. Mixed print dresses are the easiest way to achieve this look. It is also the least daunting option as busy outfits and pieces can intimidate the plainer dresser. I have dabbled abit myself in this option over the past few months. Here are the print combos i have tried and loved may i add. Some more statement than others but all in all ticking those mixed print boxes.
I wore this dress first in Marrakech. It features in my post for Curvy Dressing this Summer.
This cut-out sun dress was part of a Fifty Friday post with pieces from Penneys that all have some stretch for Summer.
Mixed Print Piece
There is another option that you could try to ease yourself into the trend. Or if you want something a little more subtle. By pairing a mixed print piece with another item of solid colour blocking it balances stuff out. Equally as cool too. There are a lot more combos and styling oppertunities with this option too. You could go for a skirt, trousers or a super easy top. Here are two examples of just that.
Shop Mixed Prints
There are so many options available that i think are really cool. I wanted to put this together and possibly put some ideas out there for you too to try. A real statement but choosing a one piece item will make it easier to wear. Is this a trend you would try?
* I am lucky enough to be gifted items from brands or receive them for collaborations. This does in no way influence my thoughts or decisions. All opinions are my own. Any pieces i receive i have choose myself and am very grateful. I only wear/share things that i really love.