Eager to mix your prints like the pros but don’t know where to start? Look to 3 pattern pairing veterans for some seriously chic styling advice on how to nail the tricky trend in real life.
Day To Night Perfection
We're obsessed with this Missoni skirt from their spring '14 collection, however a busy print plus color blocking can be tricky to work with. For an on-point way to mix your prints, complement a skirt like this one with a softer top (think a lighter, feathered pattern in a striking hue). For daytime wear, we're digging a black and white sporty sandal similar to those in Missoni's show. Photo Courtesy of Missoni.
An Evening Alternative
Ditch the party dress during your next night out for an ultra-cool, mixed print alternative to evening wear. To break up competing patterns, invest in a bold belt like the one shown in Emilio Pucci's spring '14 show for an edgy look that flows together flawlessly. Finish off your ensemble with a sky-high sandal that won't cramp your style on the dance floor! Photo Courtesy of Emilio Pucci.
If You're Feeling Timid
If you're hesitant to mix prints, try out a timid take on the trend inspired by an effortlessly chic outfit from Proenza Schouler's fall '14 show. Instead of teaming two popping patterns, wear a statement dress with a textured or colorblocked sandal instead—equally epic results guaranteed. Photo Courtesy of Proenza Schouler.