While fashion’s finest filed in for the NYFW shows and presentations, we couldn’t help but notice the number of stylish stars breaking out their best and boldest printed pieces for the occasion!

The mixed print trend has been getting tons of love from celebrities, models and Instagram elite for its high-impact yet effortless cool-girl vibe. And though layering prints can seem daunting, you don’t need an expert stylist to nail the tricky trend. Check out our simple guide to mixing prints, and you’ll be pairing your patterned pieces like a pro.

Mix It Up With Accessories


A great way to start mixing prints is to work with your accessories! Whether it’s shoes, bags or a scarf, introducing an extra print into your outfit with accessories is an understated way to get on this high-impact trend. A fall favourite has been the leopard print bag, which is neutral enough to go well with even the most unlikely prints. Checks and snakeskin prints are other surprisingly versatile options to check out–especially with this season’s colourful iterations hitting the streets!

Start With Two Prints


While some style stars have ventured into print-on-print-on-print, it’s much easier to stick to just two when dabbling with this trend. It’s also good to keep your silhouettes simple since we’re already going all-out with layering patterns! One warm weather print-on-print outfit we love is the printed maxi dress over a printed shirt combo, it’s a great day-to-night outfit that also compliments all body types!

Pro Tip: Stripes and polka dots are good prints for beginners to play around with!

Stick To A Colour Schemes


When picking your prints, it’s good to stick to a singular colour scheme. To do this, start by identifying the main colour featured in your first print. Your second print should feature a similar shade to tie the whole look together–you can even google the term “analogous colour scheme” to get some inspiration for your next outfit!

Mix Similar Prints In Different Styles


Much like our colour scheme tip, picking patterns that are from the same print family help make a mixed print outfit appear more put together. The trick to not looking swallowed by one whole print is to find similar prints in different styles to break up the silhouette!

Go Monochrome


When in doubt, take the classic route with a black and white ensemble. The muted and neutral quality of black and white ensembles makes even busy printed outfits look sleek and chic. If black and white outfits seem a tad blah for your tastes, throw on a bright accessory for a pop of colour!

Combine Delicate And Bold Prints


Now that you’ve grasped the beginner’s guide to pulling off the mixed print trend, here’s a tip for kicking your look up another notch: mix delicate and bold prints. If you’re not feeling too confident about mixing these prints yourself, there are tons of fall pieces that feature 2 to 3 prints mixed into one for your convenience!


Remember, fortune (and fashion) favours the bold. So don’t be afraid to take a risk with mixed prints this season. And if you’d like to see more styling tips and tricks, let us know in the comments below!




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