6 Ways To Wear Prints And Colors

Mixed prints and patterns have a mesmerizing effect on anyone, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how to style them and how to successfully wear them out. And even though there aren’t really any set rules, here are a few styling guidelines that will help you master the art of dressing with prints. Read more to discover!

Balance Vibrant Colors Out With Something Darker or Neutral
If you have a print in a very vibrant or dominant color you might want to balance it out before stepping out to the street. An easy way to do this is to add neutrals or a darker tone to tie the whole look together. It can also be a print, as long as they don’t compete with each other.

Bold Prints Should Be Paired With Subtle Ones
Bold prints are going to become the focal point of your outfit no matter what you do, so balance it out with a subtle print. It can be a barely-there pinstripe or one that sticks out a bit more without adding a second focal point to the look.

Mix Colors, Textures and Shapes
When it comes to styling prints and colors the best thing to do is definitely to mix together until you find the perfect balance. A good way of achieving this is to add different textures into the mix. For example in the picture you can see a play with textures and colors that go well together and give a different dimension to the look. Styling the same shape in different colors adds balance to the overall look.

Mix Prints By Using Printed Accessories
If you’re still not sure if you’re ready to style print on print a great way to start is by adding accessories with prints on them to your look. Whether it’s a scarf, a bag, some tights or a hat this trick will make you comfortable with the idea of styling prints with prints. Add pops of the same color in small details to create an overall pattern to balance the whole look and you’re good to go!

When In Doubt Add A Basic
If you don’t know how to style a print, start by making out which colors are predominant on it so you can distinguish the color base. Once you do that you can pair it with a plain basic that shares that same color or goes with it perfectly. For example in the picture above the base color is orange, but the black is present and goes perfectly with it which is why the black top ties the look together so nicely.

Keep The Same Color Palette To Look Polished
Unless you want to look like a rainbow on purpose try sticking to the same color palette while styling prints. It doesn’t have to be the same color in different tones (although it can look good if you’re going for a monochromatic look) but as long as it’s in the same color family you should be good to go.