This particular trend is extremely popular during the spring and summer months, especially when it comes to mixing floral patterns. Since we still have a month left of this season, I wanted to talk a little more about how to master this style. Combining prints is a risky trend and there are definitely some guidelines in regards to styling. As a fellow minimalist, the thought of mix and matching patterns may make you feel some type of way. However, I’ve found a way that allows you to step out of your comfort zone and rock this trend.
So the print-on-print trend is pretty self explanatory. It basically refers to the act of combining different prints and patterns in a particular colour scheme to create one look. First of all, proportion is key! Matching similar prints can make the overall look more sophisticated and less hectic. However, in some cases depending on your colour scheme (a milder colour scheme being the better choice), combining bolder prints with delicate patterns could also make a powerful fashion statement. Another pro tip is to pull from the same colour palette. Pick one piece of clothing with a monochrome colour, and then pair it with a piece of clothing that also contains that specific colour in its pattern. This trick allows the whole look to actually appear to be a set. If you just want to dip your toes in the water with this trend, go completely monochrome. When you stick to black and white, you can really never go wrong when mixing prints. Another way to bring dimension into your look is to play with different textures and shapes. If you want to dial down the crazy, adding neutrals and sticking to solid colours in combination with a bold print is the best way to assure you’re not going overboard.
The great thing about this trend is that there are a million possibilities to explore. Use it as an outlet to be as creative as you want to be. As long as you stay true to your personal style, you can never go wrong!